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June 23, 2018

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Bluffton Icon now offers immediate BHS varsity sports coverage

Icon and BlufftonPirates.com link up for stronger local coverage

Two Bluffton websites that keep their fingers on the pulse of community activities linked together this week to provide easier access for viewers to both sites.

The sites are Bluffton Icon.com and BlufftonPirates.com.

This partnership means that viewers win. All Bluffton High School sports are now on Bluffton Icon, and, BlufftonPirates.com provides its viewers to an easy link to all news items about Bluffton posted on the Icon.


Ever wonder what was located at Harmon Field before football?

It was a sucker and rod factory; in 1884 it shipped 40,000 sucker rods and 200,000 forks and hoe handles

Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.

In 1883, Al St. John relocated his sucker rod and handle factory from Lima to Bluffton, to become almost overnight the major employer of men living in Bluffton.


I'll take three please

Who could disagree with this statement on Lu Lu's marquee?


Ada music studio accepting registrations for fall group and individual lessons

Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, Ada, is accepting registrations for the fall semester.

This fall Mills offers group classes for babies to age 10 and private piano and/or voice lessons for ages 10 to adults.

The studio is located at 2613 State Route 81 (North Street), Ada. The semester begins Sept. 11. 

Mills said that she is offering a weekly special in the group keyboard class. Persons who register by Aug. 31 have a 10 percent class discount.

“To secure your place in class, registration should include a $100 tuition deposit,” she said.


Bluffton Auto Repair Center customer appreciation day today

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - 302 N. Main St.

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St., will hold a customer appreciation day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11.

The event includes Larson Barbecue. There will be a 50-50 raffle and prize drawings. Proceeds from the raffles will go to the Bluffton Food Pantry.

Drawing 1- Stratton Auto Apparel
• Stratton Auto t-shirt
• Stratton Auto hat
• Stratton Auto coffee tumbler
• Oil change from Bluffton Auto Repair Center


"I always enjoy helping people"

Says Cindy Luginbuhl, Rodan+Fields independent consultant

From time to time, the Icon features stories on its advertisers. We recently had a chat with Cindy Luginbuhl, who has a Business Card on the Icon. Here’s what we learned about Rodan+Fields.

Cindy Luginbuhl says that she’s always enjoyed helping people.

Five years ago, her then-high-school-age daughter developed a case of acne. Cindy started her on a Rodan+Fields skin care product. The results sold Cindy on the product and she eventually became an independent consultant for the company.