Started by 19-year-old Simon Herr who later became a bank president
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
Simon Herr Harness Shop
1870 – 1903
At the age of 19, Simon Herr began the harness-making trade in Bluffton. The shop was first located where the Stager Grocery store stands. (In 2017 this is the site of the Bluffton Laundromat on Main and Jefferson).
A photo of Mr. Herr is at the bottom of this story.
He later moved his business to the Western Auto Supply building. (In 2017 this is the location of Diller Flooring and Interior, 119 N. Main St.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 13, 2017 - 3:22pm
Saturday, Jan. 21, is National Popcorn Day and Shirley'ls Gourmet Popcorn Co., is all set for the event, according to Pete Suter.
Here's the message Suter sent to his customers about the event:
We'll be celebrating at our stores in Bluffton and Lima with free fresh-popped theatre style popcorn for everyone. Plus, all bags of every flavor are buy-one-get-one-free (equal or lesser value, limit 2).
Assortment of batteries, bird seed, tank-top heater
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 3, 2017 - 8:32am
Jeff Kantner of Family TrueValue Hardware, 109 N. Main St., announced his January Bargains of the Month.
• 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.
Order Christmas dinner, cookie-making kits, frozen shrimp or fresh oysters
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 21, 2016 - 6:38am
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 19, 2016 - 10:14am
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.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 14, 2016 - 4:24pm
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.