• Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor." 

January 30, 2015

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Order Thanksgiving turkeys from The Dough Hook now

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, has your Thanksgiving planned. Icon viewers may now order fresh, never frozen turkeys. The order deadline is Saturday, Nov. 15, according to Marlena Ballinger, of the downtown business.

The turkeys are gourmet, Ohio raised, fresh, free-range, antibiotic free, all vegetibale feed and ready to cook.

The Dough Hook 


Mustard Seed Cafe now open four nights a week; has new menu

There are new hours and a new menu at Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton. The cafe is now open four nights a week. 

The restaurant is now open:
• Monday 11 – 3
• (Closed Tuesday)
• Wednesday & Thursday 11 – 8
• Friday & Saturday 9 – 8
• Sunday 9 – 3

New additions to the lunch menu include Chicago Style Hot Dog, Baked Tortellini, Autumn BLE (bacon, lettuce & egg) and Cobb Salad on Wedge.


Northwest Physical Therapy raises $2,800 to benefit Parkinson's

Northwest Physical Therapy held its Fifth Annual Poker Run 5k October 25th at its Ottawa office, raising $2,800 to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio.  Runners and walkers enjoyed door prizes, refreshments and a Halloween costume contest after the race. 

Wanda Dean, owner of NWPT, said "We are so grateful for the support from our sponsors and the community to help raise this money for such a great cause."


Port Authority sells Ranger Building

The sale of the Ranger Building at 220 – 224 N. Main St., in downtown Lima was approved Oct. 27 by the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allen County, according to Marcelyn Boone, chair of the Port Authority Board. 

Sandra J. and James E. Monfort, of 1937 Wendall, Lima, are purchasing the building for $50,000.  The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of the week.


Cash mob year-end party at Southgate Lanes 3-5 p.m. Oct. 29

It's a party at Southgate Lanes and you are invited.

The final Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce cash mob of 2014 is from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southgate Lanes bowling alley, 9700 Dixie Highway Bluffton.

"This cash mob is a bit different from our previous nine events," said Fred Steiner of the chamber. "It's cash mob year-end party."

Here's the agenda:


Local union and companies win national safety award

Husky Energy, RMF Nooter, and the Lima Building Trades Council were presented with the prestigious Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA) during the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee’s annual gala in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23.

RMF Nooter, Husky Energy and the Lima Building Trades received the ZISA Certificate of Merit for working 87,875 hours on the Nox SCR Piping Project at the Husky Lima Refinery in 2013 without an OSHA recordable injury.


Author who teaches at Bluffton and ONU has book signing Saturday at Book Reviews

Darrin Snyder Belousek will sign his recently released book “The Road That I Must Walk: A Disciple’s Journey,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 18, at Book Reviews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Christina Walton, store manager.

The book is published by Cascade Books.

The author is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and Ohio Northern University. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Religion at Bluffton University.


Greg's Pharmacy plans customer appreciation day Oct. 25

Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a customer appreciation day on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Activities planned from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:
• Refreshments
• Giveaways
• Kids' games and activities
• Princesses and costumred characters to take photos with your children.


New residential listing for Smith Realty Professionals

Smith Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing, according to Larry Smith.

The listing is at 144 N. Mound St., Bluffton, with a list price of $149,900. For complete details on this listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


20-pound wild bird seed and more, Family True Value Hardware October specials

New Icon advertiser, Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces its specials for October, according to Jeff Kantner.

October specials include:

• 20-pound wild bird food, $5.99
• 9.5 W LED dimmable light bulb, $8.99
• 2-in-1 24-inch squeegee push broom, $14.99

Click the attachment below for more information about these specials.