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Neil Reichenbach

December 8, 2016


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NYGAARD - There's only one family in Bluffton with that last name. You'll find this plate on a silver-grey Honda Odyssey parked on Anna Circle. It belongs to Christian and Jamie Nygaard.

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End of summer sales at 415 Boutique

415 Boutique at Polished Nail and Body Salon, 415 N. Main St., Bluffton, has an end of summer sale going on.

It includes 25 percent off all shorts and capris. There's also a selection of sandals to check out.


Suter's has sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, melons

Suter's Produce now has sweet corn picked daily, plus tomatoes, peaches and melons.

These are available at:
• State Route 103 at Circle K, Bluffton
• Bluffton Farmers' Market (Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - noon)
• Rodabaugh Brothers Meats, Pandora
• 302 Carryout, 302 S. Main St., Ada

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Two promoted at Citizens National Bank

Citizens National Bank announces two staff member promotions.

Courtney Geus is now assistant vice president of retail lending. Nick Ardner is assistant vice president project manager.

Guess is responsible for the pricing, selling, delivery and servicing of all salable loans. She oversees underwriting for one to four family mortgages, home equity lines of credit, secondary market lending, Visa credit card and consumer lending.


Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn opens Virginia location

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company is headed east this summer with a new franchise location in Harrisonburg, Va., announced Pete Suter, Shirley’s co-founder and CEO.

The store, in the heart of downtown Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley, will mark the company’s sixth overall location and first outside of Ohio.

Locally owned and operated by franchisees Rob and Lisa Roeschley of Harrisonburg, Va. and Wayne and Luisa Witmer of Broadway, Va., the new store is on schedule for an opening in the late summer.


Bluffton stories from an eariler era: How the Bluffton slaw cutter came into existence

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.


Jonah Agner creates vegetarian menu for Ada restaurant

FROM THE ADA ICON - The Cask Room, 127 S. Main St., Ada, now serves lunch and dinner…but it’s not just any old menu. It’s a menu you’d have to drive to Toledo or Columbus to match. And, it has an interesting Bluffton connection.

Bluffton High School grad, Jonah Agner, co-owner and chef, has created a very affordable entirely vegetarian menu. After looking it over, you’d never think to ask, “Where’s the meat?”



Two options for one-week piano camps offered by Krysti's Music Studio

Krysti’s Music Studio, 334 S. Main St., Bluffton, offers two separate music piano camps in July and August, according to Krysti Schey.

Camps are at the music studio. The first is from Monday to Thursday, July 25-28. The second is from Monday to Thursday, Aug. 1-4.

Morning and afternoon camp options are available both weeks. Separate camps are for youth ages 5 to 9 and ages 10 to 14.

“No prior music experience is needed,” said Schey. To register or for more details call Schey at 419-233-5255.


Here's July's Bargains of the Month at Family True Value Hardware

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announced his Bargains of the Month.

They include:
• DeWalt 43-piece standard and metric socket set, $29.99
• Pennzoil 2-quart motor oil, $2.99
• 3M allergen defense air filters, $8.44
• Chill out, 2-speed personal tower fan, $12,99
• RayVac 16-pack AA or AAA alkaline batteries, $4.99
• Swiffer WetJet mop starter kit, $19.99


Clubhouse gives Shirley's a "10" for promoting literacy

While University of Findlay tutors’ reading ability was ranked by their students from 1 to 4 on the last day of the Clubhouse’s summer session, a local business received a resounding “10” from all attendees.

Bluffton-based Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company’s Findlay store presented a check for $3,455 to the Clubhouse, UF’s free literacy outreach service for kids in Hancock County and surrounding areas.


Sports Warehouse new owner expanding product line

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Sports Warehouse, 111 N. Main St., under new ownership since May, continues to expand its product selection of spirit wear and custom apparel.

According to Natalie Mueller, new owner, “We offer any imprinted material, mostly apparel. This ranges all the way caps, tee-shirts, tank tops, tote bags, hoodies, hats, towels, gym bags and lots of special-event apparel.”