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February 19, 2017

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The Food Store celebrates 31 years on Main Street on Saturday

With food samplings, store specials and anniversary give-aways

The Food Store, 103 S. Main St., celebrates 31 years on Main on Saturday, Oct. 29.

According to owners, the anniversary celebration features food sampling and a
variety of special offers for customers.

When owners, Jon and Sally Weaver Sommer and Hans and Linda Houshower,
renovated a vacant building on Main Street and opened a natural foods store
in 1985, the natural foods industry was just getting started.

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Easter House Bed and Breakfast owner speaks to Lima Rotary

Winner of 2016 BCE business plan competition

Amy Eddings, reporter for The Lima News and SALT, formerly of NPR, is the speaker at the Lima Rotary Club on Monday, Oct. 31.

The Lima Rotary Club meets at noon in the North Hall of the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center. The speaker usually begins around 12:30 p.m.

Eddings and her husband are winners of the 2016 Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs business plan competition. They own Easter House Bed and Breakfast, Ada.

 

 

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Bluffton stories form an earlier era

Wagon and carriage shop on Rail Road Street opened in 1975

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 location.

Fisher Brothers
Carriage and Wagon Works

A wagon and carriage shop once operated in Bluffton.

A May 25, 1875, Bluffton News article follows:

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R Coop, rural Bluffton, open Friday and Saturday

R Coop, 2168 Road R, Bluffton, is open Friday from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to Jane Shaw.

The speciality shop offers great one-of-a-kind, repurposed, fall, Halloween, Christmas and OSU/Michigan items.

R Coop is also on Facebook.

How do you get there? Drive north out of Bluffton 2 miles. It's on your way to Suter's Cider Press.

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Dough Hook menu items part of Ada Music Booster fall fundraiser

Ada High School and junior high choral students are selling yummy, delicious treats from The Dough Hook, bakery, deli and meat market, Bluffton, as their fall fundraiser.

Items include:
Fresh-baked pies
cinnamon rolls
cookie doughs
Guggisberg baby Swiss cheese wheel and
Johnsville summer sausage. 

Please contact your favorite Ada music student or Ada Music Boosters to place your order today.

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Free tire rotation with oil change at Stratton Auto Group

Tell them you saw it on the Icon

Stratton Auto Group, North Main Street, Bluffton, will give customers a free tire rotation during an oil change this fall - just mention you saw this offer on the Icon.

Call the service center at 419-358-0303 to schedule your oil change. Don't forget to request the free tire rotation.

 

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R Coop open on Friday and Saturday

From Bluffton it's on the way to Suter's Cider Press

R Coop, 2168 Road R, Bluffton, will be open again Friday from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to Jane Shaw.

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The speciality shop offers great one-of-a-kind, repurposed, fall, Halloween, Christmas and OSU/Michigan items.

R Coop is also on Facebook.

How do you get there? Drive north out of Bluffton 2 miles. It's on your way to Suter's Cider Press.

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Icon creates special $25 offer for non-profit groups

Offer provides very affordable advertising for one-time events

To better serve non-profit organizations, clubs, school groups and church groups, The Icon has created a $25 special offer.

Any non-profit group may advertise a special one-time event such as:
• Barbecue
• Spaghetti dinner
• Pancake breakfast
• Silent auction
• Beef and noodle dinner
• Garage sale
• Golf outing
• Bake sale
• Ice cream social
• Any fundraiser or special event.

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2017 economic forecast talks offered by Citizens National Bank

Citizens National Bank is hosting a series of free seminars featuring economic forcasting for 2017 by Robert J. Morgan, Senior Consultant with Austin Associates, LLC.

Business owners are invited to hear Morgan. He will discuss current market conditions and what he expects to see in regards to unemployment, housing and the challenges facing business owners in the upcoming year.

Morgan will be speaking at four separate locations and a meal will be provided at each:

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Immediate availability at Vance Street Apartments

Must income qualify for eligibility

Vance Street Apartments, 137 Vance St., Bluffton, has immediate availability for income based efficiency and one bedroom apartments for persons 55 years old and up.

Income guidelines are:
1 person: $20,450
2 persons: $23,400

Office hours are Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 419-358-7795 for details.

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