October 2, 2014


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This will date you: remember "big hair"? and this: Curling Iron celebrates 40 years in business

Back in the old days when “shag cuts” for women were the rage, Sue Fett decided it was time to go into business for herself – cutting hair.

The old days, in this case, mean 1974. Fett opened what is now a Bluffton salon institution called “Curling Iron.” Its first location was on North Main where pizza is now created at East of Chicago Pizza.

Fett moved the shop to its current location at 129 N. Main St., in 1979, when she and her husband, Bob, purchased the building. Deb Wentz joined the shop in 1988 and in 2002 purchased it from Fett.


Red hot cinnamon and S'mores are October's flavors of the month at Shirley's

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., 117 S. Main St., Bluffton, announces two special flavors of the month for October.

Thoses special flavors are:
• Red Hot Cinnamon
• S'mores


First National Bank offers 23-month and 47-month special CDs

First National Bank celebrates 95 years of community banking with two special certificate of deposit rates.

For a limited time the following CD rates are available:

• 23-month CD at 0.95 percent APY
• 47-month CD at 1.95 percent APY


Ten Thousand Villages Wednesday cash mob offers 30 and 50% discounts

Ten Thousand Villages, 115 S. Main St., is the host business to the Wednesday, Sept. 24, cash mob. Cash mob hours are 3:30 to 6 p.m.

According to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, store manager, the store will offer 30 percent off jewelry and personal accessories including scarves, bags, headbands and similar items. The shop will offer 50 percent of all sarongs.

In addition, all shoppers may register for a $25 shopping spree at Ten Thousand Villages.

The monthly cash mobs are a program of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce to reinforce the concept of shopping locally.


Gary's Repair says it's time to service snowblowers

Gary's Repair, 2667 Road P, Pandora, reminds Icon viewers that it is time for a snowblower check up.

Gary's services Simplicity, Bobcat and Echo snowblowers.

Gary's Repair
2667 Road P


2011 Honda Pilot EXL new manager's special from Kirtland's Auto

Jim Kinn, manager of Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 S., Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special.

The vehicle is a 2011 Honda Pilot ELX listed at $24,995. For complete details on the special open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


CNB hosts 2015 economic forecast presentations

CNB to Host 2015 Economic Forecast Presentations
Robert J. Morgan, Economist, Featured Speaker

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, Citizens National Bank will host a series of free seminars featuring Robert J. Morgan, Senior Consultant with Austin Associates, LLC.

Local business owners are invited to hear Morgan present his economic forecast for 2015. He will discuss current market conditions and what he expects to see in regards to unemployment, housing and the challenges facing business owners in the upcoming year.


$99 tanning special 'til end of 2014 at Polished

Polished, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton, offers a  $99 tanning special through the end of the year. For more details call the shop at 419-358-0001.



Town and Country Flowers specializes in homecoming corsages and boutonnieres

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a reminder for high school and university students going to homecoming.

"We specialize in personalized homecoming corsages and boutonnieres," she said.

Order your's today. Call 419-358-4040.


Check out Stratton's Auto Sales fall car care maintenance special

Stratton's Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a fall car care maintenance special.

Here are the details:
• Oil and filter change
• 4-tire rotation
• Balance 4 tires
• Top off under-hood fluids
• Complete vehicle inspection
• Battery/harging system check
• Examine all belts and hoses

This special offer is available for $59.95 plus tax.
Call for an appointment: 419-358-1900.