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Jennifer Demellweek

June 23, 2018

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GROB Systems job fair Thursday at the library

The Lima Manpower office in partnership with GROB Systems will be at the Bluffton Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 15, taking applications for GROB Systems in Bluffton.

Manufacturing experience with a stable work history is required.

Positions consist of:
Sub-Assembly, DeBurr, Warehouse/Staging, Final Assembly, DE/Documentation, Fabrication/Paint.

Bring resume showing work experience. Call the Lima Manpower office for details or questions at 419-227-1970.


Did you purchase your copy?

"The Bluffton We Neverr Knew," a photo history book of Bluffton created by the Icon is on sale in several downtown businesses. The business featured here is Twisted Whisk. Books are on sale at $19.95 plus tax.

Books are also available at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center,  The Food Store, Book ReViews and the Bluffton University bookstore. Or, click here for an order blank.


Moser-Bixel Co. manufactured automobile floor mats here

Business operated from 1925 to 1928

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.

Moser-Bixel Company
Owned by Ezra Moser and Gordon Bixel

The Moser-Bixel Company created floor mats for automobiles from 1925-1928 in Bluffton.


The Food Store has copies of "The Bluffton We Never Knew"

If you are looking for a copy of the Bluffton history photo book published this winter by the Bluffton Icon, you can find it at The Food Store, 103 S. Main St.

The book includes nearly Bluffton 170 photos taken between 1861 and 1911. Each photo has a detailed description.

Copies are also on sale at:
• Book ReViews
• Bluffton University bookstore
• Twisted Whisk Cafe
• Bluffton Senior Citizens Center

Copies are also avialable from the Icon at info@blufftonicon.com.


Marlena says "Fill up that freezer with The Dough Hook's Uncle Sam's Special"

The Dough Hook, Bluffton's Main Street meat market and deli, introduces its "Uncle Sam's Special," according to Marlena Ballinger.

The special includes a quarter of beef, half of hog and 20 pounds of chicken for $699.

The quarter of beef and pork comes in special packaging spelled out in the display add attached.

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.



Just in time for Valentine's Day

Romance book signing at Book ReViews on Saturday

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jan Romes, local contemporary romance author has a book signing this weekend.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

Romes's book "Charred Snake for Two" is the newest of the author's 23 books. Her book credits include:
• Wine and Sweat Pants Series -
   Book 1, No Sweat Pants Allowed - Wine Club
   Book 2, Sipping Sangria
   Book 3, Merlot in Maine