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November 13, 2018

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What was Mr. Long's first name and what car did he drive?

Icon's panel of experts can handle any obscure Bluffton question

The Icon is a well-respected source for most any bit of information about Bluffton history.

Viewers are assured that we offer a panel of local experts to answer all Bluffton questions sent to us.

An example of this expertise follows: (names are changed for confidentiality).

Let’s say that two brother (we’ll call them Dan Groman and Darrell Groman) posed this Bluffton question to the Icon:

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The Dough Hook offers its "Uncle Sam Meat Packge Special"

Fill your freezer - details below

The Dough Hook says to use your tax return to feed your family.

Marlene Ballinger says the Main Street deli offers an Uncle Sam’s Meat Package Special. It in you can fill your freezer with a quarter of beef, half of hog and 20 pounds of chicken for $699.

This offer continues through April 30.

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Ruth Everett guest with Doug Llewelyn on BlogTalkRadio

CUTV News Radio will feature Ruth Everett of Bluffton in an interview with Doug Llewelyn today (March 17) at 1 p.m. Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. Listeners may call in questions at (347) 996-3389.

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Blanchard Valley Hospital named one of nations 100 top hospitals

Fifth time since 2005 by Truven Health Analytics

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business. This is the fifth time BVH has been recognized with this honor. Previous years in which the organization received this distinction include 2005, 2011, 2015 and 2016.

True or false? Are robins a sign of spring?

Find out at Discovery Center open house March 26

Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Does an elephant ever forget? Come test your nature knowledge at the Discovery Center during an Open House on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 p.m. An interactive display will be available for you to see if what you know about nature is true or false.

All ages welcome to attend. This program and open house are free and no registration is required.

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Made in Bluffton slaw cutters now on the shelves of Lehman's Hardware, Kidron

(You can also buy them at Family True Value Hardware and The Black Lab)

A Bluffton original is now available in the “best place to visit in Amish country.”

You can now purchase Bluffton Slaw Cutters at Lehman’s Hardware in Kidron, Ohio. The hardware is a popular tourist stop in eastern Ohio. It was voted the best place to visit in Amish Country.

Bill Sehlhorst, owner of the slaw cutter company, said that Lehman’s started carrying the cutters in December. He added that Lehman’s appreciated the packaging of the Bluffton-made product.

Here’s some background on Lehman’s Hardware:

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