October 25, 2014



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Don't bowl against this team - they'll whip you

Warning - Don't bowl against this team. They'll whip you. Eight teams, each sponsored by a Blufftton Area Chamber of Commerce business, bowled at Southgate Lanes on Sept. 28 in a Main Street banner fundraiser. 


The winning team, sponsored by Boehr Site Seeker, took home a traveling trophy and more. One of the Southgate Lanes leagues will carry Boehr Site Seeker's name this season.


The Dough Hook says "Ask about our $50 football special"

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, has all your tailgating supplies and the package is only $50, according to Shawn and Marlena Ballinger.

It includes:

• 6 brats
• 12 ground sirloin patties
• 1 pound breaded chicken strips
• 6 sausage rolls
• 8 skinless hot dogs
• Bag of veggi chips
• 1 pound mix nuts

A printer-friendly attachment is at the bottom of this story.


Flu shots available at Greg's Pharmacy

Flu shots are now available at Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton. Shots are available for persons 14 and older. Pharmacy hours are Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Chamber newsletter available for Icon viewers

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter is now posted on The Icon. To view it open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


Gary's Repair offers $500 to $600 discounts on floor model z-turn mowers

Gary Augsburger of Gary's Repair, 2667 Road P, Pandora, announces that his business is the area's new Simplicity dealership.

"We are offering discounts of from $500 to $600 on our floor model z-turn mowers. 

Phone: 419-384-7303


Krysti Schey: “Return to Music Day Oct. 19 – Only $5!”

Music teachers around the world want you back!  On Saturday, Oct. 19, give music lessons a second chance for only $5.

Krysti’s Music Studio is participating in this world-wide event and will donate every penny raised to Musicians on Call, a non-profit organization that brings live music, happiness, and hope to the bedsides of hospital patients.


Town and Country Flowers open house on Saturday

Be certain to visit the open house at Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, during Saturday's Bluffton Fall Festival.

Connie Kruse of Town and Country said that the shop will have a drawing for a fall silk wreath and will be serving fresh apple cider during the event.


Citizens National Bank customer appreciation day Friday

Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton, will hold a customer appreciation day Friday, Sept. 20.

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It features free pulled pork sandwiches, brats, chips and cookies. Plus, customers may enter to win door prizes including a grill package.



Jeanne's Kitchen expands with morning hours and fresh homemade pastries

Jeanne's Kitchen, 112 Vine St., is now open at 8 a.m. serving coffee and assorted fresh homemade pastries, according to Jeanne Previte, owner.

Samantha Erter of Kenton and a graduate of Columbus Culinary at Bradford School, Columbus, is Jeanne's pastry chef. 


15 years later, The Black Lab Trading Co., an anchor on Main Street

What started as a family adventure in 1998 turned into 15 years of an established business in downtown Bluffton. That family adventure is The Black Lab Trading Co.

Ben Sprunger bought the historic building located 121 N. Main St., that has housed many businesses over the 100-plus years. Some of these businesses include an opera house, general mercantile store, Basinger's Furniture, Jan’s and others.