October 24, 2014



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Here's a plate that's a long way from home. The Icon spotted this Nebraska license plate on Main Street in December.


Greg Conkling speaker at Jan. 13 chamber breakfast

Greg Conkling of Greg's Pharmacy is the featured speaker of the Friday, Jan. 13, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The event takes place in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.

Breakfast serving starts at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. Greg's Pharmacy observed its 25th anniversary as a downtown Bluffton business this fall. Conkling will talk about several aspects of operating an independent pharmacy in a small town during the breakfast.

Holiday garland and snowflakes coming down on Saturday

Want to enjoy Main Street's holiday lights one more time. Take a final look. On Saturday the new garland and 13 lighted snowflakes are coming down.

Members of the Bluffton fire department will remove the garland and snowflakes. The garland is owned by the store owners of Main Street and will be stored by them until next November.

Thanks to individual and business sponsorships fo the snowflakes, the 13 new additions to Main Street are owned by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. They will be stored until next November also.

What's for lunch: January school menus posted

January school menus are now posted for Icon viewers.

Click here for the Bluffton middle school/elementary menu

Click here for the Bluffton High School menu

New listing from Smith Realty

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, Bluffton, announces a new residential listing. It is at 8155 Hillville, Bluffton. For a print-friendly description of the property open the attachment at the bottom of this story. Smith's is located at 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, telephone number 419-358-1177.


Brad Fruchey represents Bluffton on Apollo board

The Apollo Career Center board of education will hold its 2012 reorganization meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, at the Career Center. Brad Fruchey represents Bluffton on the board.

School districts and their board representatives follow:

Dennis Fricke Elida Local
Brad Fruchey Bluffton Exempted Village
Penny Kill Spencerville Local
Jackie Place Bath Local
Michael Purdy Hardin Northern Local
Ned Stechschulte Columbus Grove Local

The Jan. 9 agenda is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

"Cinnamon Buns" Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn flavor of the month

Peter Suter of Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn, 117 S. Main St., announced that "Cinnamon Buns" is Shirley's popcorn flavor of the month for January. Store hours are Thursdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shirley's website is shirleyspopcorn.com.


"We Bought A Zoo" shown at Shannon Jan. 6 - 12

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "We Bought A Zoo" (PG) is showing at the theatre from January 6 - 12.

Show times follow:

Each evening at 7:00 and 9:30 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4:00 PM.