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January 21, 2019

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Icon introduces several new features: you'll like them

A new set of features are making their way onto The Bluffton Icon, including easy access to the latest news, Facebook commenting and more.

The first feature is a set of tabbed content available at the bottom of the home page. The latest stories for each of the categories are available by clicking the respective tab.

For example, clicking on Council will give you the latest Bluffton Council and School Board news, and so on. A convenient "more" link allows you to view all the stories in that category.


True Value Hardware lists April bargains of the month

April bargains of the month are now on sale at Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St.

According to Jeff Kantner, store owner, bargains of the month include special prices for weed and feed law fertilizer, 2-gallon reliever sprayer and compact fluorescent blubs.

To download a copy of this month's bargains open the attachment at the bottom of this story or open click here to go to The Icon display/classified ad page. The advertisement is also listed on that page.


April 18 filing deadline approaching; IRS offers tips to taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that they have two weeks remaining until the April 18 filing deadline and that they can use IRS Free File to do their taxes or file an extension.

As of March 25, the IRS has received more than 82 million individual income tax returns, which is 58 percent of the 141 million returns expected this year. The IRS has received about the same number of returns so far this year as it did at this time last year, while processing of returns is up 3 percent from the same time last year.


Renee Smith opens Panache, Bluffton's newest business at 415 N. Main St.

Doug Smith creates a floral arrangement with Renee Smith's assistance - click on image to enlarge

Panache, Bluffton's newest business, opened on March 23. The store offers florals and interiors, according to owner Renee Smith. Located at 415 N. Main St., Panache is in the former storefront of Boehr Print.

"You'll find several things in Panache," says Smith.

The store is a full-service florist, offering fresh flowers and silks, blooming plants, floral and interiors with flowers for weddings, parties, proms and funeral. Panache can send flowers anywhere locally and across the United States.


Bluffton's Arby's offers Icon viewers 2 for $3 "mix and match" special

Arby's of Bluffton has a special deal for Icon viewers this month. Arby's is offering two regular roast beef sandwiches and/or regular beef n' cheddar sandwiches for only $3.

The offer, called Bluffton Arby's Mix and Match, is good through April 30, and a printer-friendly coupon on The Icon is available to print and take to Arby's to receive the offer.

The coupon is available in a printer-friendly format as an attachment at the bottom of this story. It is also available for viewers who open the Arby's display advertisement on the Icon's display-classified ad page.


Becky's Creations grand opening Nov. 27

Becky's Creations, 314 N. Main St., operated by Becky Kirtland, holds its grand opening Friday, Nov. 27.

This is the third year for the holiday shop, which is located next to Kirtland Auto. The shop offers wreaths, swags, ornaments, gifts and antiques.

Grand opening hours are:

o Friday, Nov. 27 - 7-9 p.m.
o Saturday, Nov. 28 - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
o Sunday, Nov. 29 - 1-5 p.m.