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The Icon spotted "CHEER 63" in the Ada school parking lot in September. Look for it in a white Chevy Traverse LTE. Does it belong for a former cheerleader born in 1963? That's our best guess.

Do you have an interesting license plate? Send a photo to info@blufftonicon.com. Don't forget to tell us the plate's meaning.

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Bluffton, Beaverdam, Ada McDonald's offers Tax Relief Day special

Lewis Family McDonald’s is giving people a break on tax day.

Area locations will be offering a special promotion on Wednesday, April 15. Customers who buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese can get the second for just a penny. 

“Tax Relief Day has become a promotion that our guests look forward to every year,” said Jerry Lewis, McDonald’s owner. “Our tax day event is just one more way we are bringing our guests great value.”


What is it and what Bluffton business sells it?

You'll find this product somewhere on Main Street, Bluffton. But, can you name the business that offers it for sale? And, can you identify the item?

Here's the answer: It's the lid to a basket in Ten Thousand Villages. Examine the photo below for proof.


How do you mix several flavors of popcorn into many buckets?

 By Monty Siekerman, Ada Icon
How do you mix several flavors into many buckets of popcorn?

You ask ONU mechanical engineering students to invent a process that will save time and money and results in less waste.

As a senior capstone project, four students took on the challenge last fall at the request of Pete Suter, the owner of Shirley's Popcorn in Bluffton.

They designed and built a system for measuring and dispensing the ingredients into small packages which are sealed for use on demand.


CNB celebrating 95th anniversary and Community Banking Month during April

In celebration of its 95th anniversary and in honor of Community Banking Month, every Citizens National Bank office will be serving cake to customers on Friday, April 24.


Grills, power washers, pruners and more - Family True Value specials of the month

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the April Bargains of the Month:

• Spirit E-210 Grill, $399
• 3000 PSI Power Washer, $379 (regularly $399)
• Bird seed $4.99 (regularly $7.99)
• 2-piece lopper/pruner tool set $19.97
• 2-gallon light-duty tank sprayer, $9.99
• Jumbo 36-LED lantern, $19.99

Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Local business taking new customers for yard maintenance

Regina Shoemaker of Bluffton, whose business is Fyrwomyn's Service LLC, is scheduling spring yard maintenance this month. Contact her at 419-560-2348.



Gary's Repair reminder: schedule your mower for spring service

Gary Augsburger of Gary's Repair says that it's time to call and schedule your mower for spring service.

Gary's Repair
2667 Road P
Pandora, OH 45877


Lugibihl Spray Service can help you get a jump on your spring lawn

Lugibihl Spray Service, 6705 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton, has lawn and garden supplies and lots of other supplies for persons interesting in getting a jump on their spring lawn care.

Lugibihl offers:
• Grass seed and soil tests
• Round-up Quik Pro
• Lawn fertilizer with crabgrass control
• Blended fertilizer for lawns
• Garden fertilizer
• Lime and gypsum
• Spray for lawn weeds

An attachment at the bottom of this story offers additional information.


The Dough Hook taking orders for fresh food boxes

Marlena and Shawn Ballinger took over The Dough Hook in 2013 from her parents when they retired.

"We did it because I wanted the business to stay in the family. I saw the work that mom and dad put into the business and I wanted to take the seed that they planted and make it grow,' said Marlena.

The Ballingers have recently begun taking orders for Fresh Food Boxes, which customers pick up at the store on Tuesdays. They do make up a few extra boxes to sell to walk-in customers. Here, Marlena explains their unique approach to to serving the local community.


Smith's Realty Professionals announce listing at 584 Birch

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing. It is at 584 Birch, Riverbend.

The listing price is $389,900 for the three-bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom residence. For additional information on the listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.