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Amy Montgomery

January 19, 2018

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Ride and zero-turn lawn mowers coming to Tommy Truck & Tractor Sales

The business recently expanded adding used trucks and TYM compact tractors

Tommy Truck and Tractor Sales, 3032 State Route 309, Ada, recently expanded its sales line to used trucks and TYM compact tractors.

Coming soon to its Ada location will be riding and zero-turn lawn mowers, according to Tom Dotson, owner.

Watch the Icon for complete details.

Tommy's Truck and Tractor Sales
3032 State Route 309, Ada, 419-634-8401
Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon


Free wiper blades when you have an A/C system tune up at Bluffton Auto Repair

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, (Stratton Auto Group), 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces its spring special, according to Christian Gomes.

When customers have their air conditioning system tuned up and ready for summer they received free wiper blades with the A/C service.

Contact Christian at Bluffton Auto Repair Center:


Family True Value April bargains of the month get you outside

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware announces his April Bargains of the Month.

•Green Thumb mulch, black or brown, 2 cubic feet, 3 for $9.99
• Preen Garden weed preventer, covers 2,080 square feet, $14.99
• Four Season Courtyard solar pathway lights, $14.99
• Miracle Gro potting mix, 1-cubic feet, with mail-in rebate, $3.99
• Ortho Weed B Gon, 32-ounce, with mail-in rebate, $3.99
• Enbrighten Café LED café lights, 24-foot, $49.99


A tannery in Bluffton at the corner of Jefferson and Mound

Silas Agin operated this business in the 1880s

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.

The tannery - owner – Silas Agin


Dr. Robert E. James to relocate chiropractor office

Will open at 546 N. Main St. on March 31

Dr. Robert E. James, Jr., Bluffton chiropractor, will relocate his office to 546 N. Main St., on Friday, March 31.

The new office is across from China Wok Restaurant.

Dr. James, who has offered a full-time practice in Bluffton since 1975, has seen patients at his office on the corner of Main and College at 204 S. Main St. during most of this time in Bluffton.

The practice will keep the same hours:
• Mondays to Fridays (Closed Thursdays) - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
• Saturdays - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


It's official: Spring is here and Bluffton Dari Freeze opens

Icon carries Dari Freeze menu

Spring officially arrived in Bluffton this week.

The Bluffton Dari Freeze opened for the season.


Spring hours are:
• Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Sunday 3 to 10 p.m.

During the summer, hours extend to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Bill Marchal, owner, reminds patrons to watch the signs for special events and menu specials.

The business, at 595 S. Main St., a Bluffton landmark for over 65 years, accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card.