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March 26, 2017

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The Dough Hook has a meat package for you

Seven different combinations available

The Dough Hook offers customers seven different meat packages this winter, according to Marlena Ballinger of the meat market-deli-bakery at 117 N. Main St., Bluffton.

The packages include:

Economy Package #1
2 lbs. rump roast
2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 chicken breast
6 pork chops
2 lbs. bulk sausage
1 lb. bacon
$65

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TrueValue Bargains of the Month

Assortment of batteries, bird seed, tank-top heater

Jeff  Kantner of Family TrueValue Hardware, 109 N. Main St., announced his January Bargains of the Month.

They follow:
• Duracel batteries, 16-pack of AA or AAA, $9.99
• Duracel batteries, 8-pack of C, D or 9V, $10.99
• 40-pound wild birdseed or black oil sunflower bird seed, $9.99
• 32,000 BTU LP tank top heater, $49.99
• 4-pack 6W or 9W LED bulbs, $7.99

Family TrueValue Hardware
109 N. Main St., Bluffton

419-358-2866
Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Jazzercise in 2017 has an offer you can't refuse

Start for $0

Chase Eikenbary invites Icon viewers to join Jazzercise in 2017. Start at $0.

For details and class schedule contact Eikenbary at:
419-722-4427 (call or text)
or email: chasefrancis@hotmail.com
Facebook: Jazzercise Bluffton

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The Dough Hook ready to simplify your holiday dinner and baking plans

Order Christmas dinner, cookie-making kits, frozen shrimp or fresh oysters

Just in time for the holidays.

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, has several holiday-related offers that will make this year’s Christmas and New Year’s extra special, according to Marlena Ballinger.

(Complete details in attachments at bottom)

• Christmas dinner – for 8 to 10 people
Dough Hook is taking orders for Christmas dinners. Designed for eight to 10 persons, the dinner menu includes your choice of ham or rump roast, vegetables, noodles, salad, dinner rolls and fruit pie. $75.

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Dana Mathewson operated a welding shop on Spring Street

Took over business from his father in 1940

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.

Mathewson Welding Shop
Taken over in 1940 by Dana Mathewson

As a boy, Dana Mathewson watched his father do a lot of welding and as he grew older he became interested in the business.

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Emily Kurland, nurse practitioner, joins Northwest Ohio OB/GYN staff

She is accepting new patients

Northwest Ohio OB/GYN announces Emily Kurland has joined its staff, according to Dr. Desrene Brown. She is accepting new patients.

Kurland is a certified as a women’s health care nurse practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was a registered nurse as a labor and delivery nurse. She also has experience in high-risk antepartum unit, postpartum unit and newborn nursery.

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Hackler Manufacturing employed nearly a dozen persons here in 1929

Created and sold wood novelty products

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.

Hacker Manufacturing Co.
Founded 1929 by George Hacker

A wood novelty products company, known as Hackler Manufacturing Co., was founded by George Hacker, native of Cleveland, in 1929.

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230-plus new dress inventory coming to Studio Silhouette

Including 50 new wedding gowns and lots more

A Main Street Bluffton business is ready for the next 50 area weddings.

Rachel Davis, owner of Studio Silhouette, 103 N. Main St., recently add 50 new wedding gowns to her shop’s inventory.

That’s not all.

The wedding gowns are part of over 230 new dresses and other clothing accessories coming to the shop this week, she says. In addition to a dress for the bride, additional inventory includes dresses for flower girls, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom.

The wedding gowns range from size 8 to 28 with prices from $200 to $1,500.

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Have you ever eaten a Gottshall Pretzel baked in Bluffton?

100 years ago it was a business located here

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.

Gottshall Pretzel Factory
1911-1914
Howard Gottshall, owner

The Gottshall Pretzel Factory was a Bluffton Main Street business from 1911 to 1914.

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Bluffton stories from an earlier era

Gold Leaf Mineral Company was a business here in the 1950s

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.

Gold Leaf Mineral Company
Started in Bluffton, 1954;
Owner – Paul Steiner

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