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November 24, 2017

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"I always enjoy helping people"

Says Cindy Luginbuhl, Rodan+Fields independent consultant

From time to time, the Icon features stories on its advertisers. We recently had a chat with Cindy Luginbuhl, who has a Business Card on the Icon. Here’s what we learned about Rodan+Fields.

Cindy Luginbuhl says that she’s always enjoyed helping people.

Five years ago, her then-high-school-age daughter developed a case of acne. Cindy started her on a Rodan+Fields skin care product. The results sold Cindy on the product and she eventually became an independent consultant for the company.


Scoreboard offers Bluffton Bucs midget football spirit pack

Scoreboard, spirit wear and custom apparel store, 111 N. Main St., Bluffton, is offering a Bluffton Bucs midget football spirit pack, according to Natalie Mueller of the store.

The spirit pack includes different items including tee shirts, long-sleeve shirts, duffel bags, hoodies and men’s and women’s shirt sleeve shirts.

An attachment at the bottom of this story is an order form for spirit wear that is available.


Bluffton Auto Repair Center customer appreciation day Aug. 11

Larson Barbecue, 50-50 raffles, prize drawings; proceeds support food pantry

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St., will hold a customer appreciation day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11.

The event includes Larson Barbecue. There will be a 50-50 raffle and prize drawings. Proceeds from the raffles will go to the Bluffton Food Pantry.

Drawing 1- Stratton Auto Apparel
• Stratton Auto t-shirt
• Stratton Auto hat
• Stratton Auto coffee tumbler
• Oil change from Bluffton Auto Repair Center


Jungle Island Zoo, free ice cream at Tommy Tire

Customer appreciation day Friday

Tommy Tire of Bluffton will hold a customer appreciation day on Friday, July 21, according to Tom Dotson, owner.

The event, at 319 N. Main St., Bluffton, includes homemade ice cream by Jay Lugibihl plus a visit by animals from Jungle Island Zoo of Delphos.

Events take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Please stop by and get some ice cream and see the animals from the Jungle Island Zoo," said Dotson.


Sprunger Insurance Agency purchases Swiss Mutual Agency

Nathan Sprunger: "We are happy to expand into Bluffton"

Sprunger Insurance Agency of Pandora has purchased Swiss Mutual Insurance Agency of Bluffton, according to Nathan Sprunger, owner of Sprunger Insurance.

“We are excited to have a greater presence in Bluffton. This is a great opportunity and we look forward to becoming part of the Bluffton business community,” said Sprunger.


Bluffton Auto Repair Center offering local discounts

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St., is now offering local discounts to Bluffton students:
• Students
• Business owners
• Factory works

Check with Christian Gomes for complete details at:
Bluffton Auto Repair Center
302 N. Main St.


Bluffton resident opens Infinity Salon and Wellness in Arlington

Provides massage therapy, haircuts, manicures, pedicures, nails, waxing

Note: The Icon welcomes its newest advertiser, Infinity Salon and Wellness.

This spring Ellen Gilfillen of Bluffton took an empty Arlington storefront and converted it into a salon and wellness center.

“We bought the building and did a complete remodeling of it,” she said.

Known as Infinity Salon and Wellness, the business is located at 108 N. Main St., Arlington.

Gilfillen, a licensed massage therapist, is a 1991 Bluffton High School graduate.  She is also an RN and, most recently has worked as needed, as a floor nurse at Vancrest in Ada.


Boss Gloves start in 1907 to serve farmers who husked corn by hand

The company produced 200,000 dozen gloves annually at its height

Boss Glove Factory
1907 – 1956

The Boss Glove Co., started in 1907 and ceasing operations in Bluffton in 1956, manufactured gloves and mittens of many kinds and for many uses.

From 1907 to approximately 1928 production of mittens used for jerking corn made up the entire output of the company.


Bluffton's Arby's new look

"The Inspire Image" is a complete make over of the SR 103 restaurant

A major renovation of the Bluffton Arby’s restaurant is complete, according to Lisa Brown, store manager.

The Atlanta-based company calls the new look “The Inspire image.” Renovation began in late April at the Bluffton store, located at 505 State Route 103. It was completed on June 28.

Brown said that Bluffton’s first renovation step was an outside new look. A few weeks later the inside was closed for nearly one month as renovations continued there. The restaurant never closed, however, as the drive-through remained open.


First National Bank wants your photos!

For possible use on bank's new website

First National Bank is in the process of designing a new website to launch in late September 2017.

According to Brendon Matthews of the  bank, "Our mission is to improve lives through community banking and we want our website to reflect our commitment to local families, businesses and agriculture. We’re looking for your help and support by submitting local photos to be inlcuded throughout our website."