** ONU Civic Engagement Day is Saturday! **


** ONU Civic Engagement Day is Saturday! **

Where Ada gets its news!

Viewer of the Week

Eva and Ken Wolke

August 18, 2017

Poetic License

We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

You are here


Beyond MedSpa opens in Bluffton Hospital

Offering a selection of cosmetic treatments and spa services

Blanchard Valley Health System has opened the second “Beyond MedSpa” located at 139 Garau St., Bluffton. It opened earlier this week.

The new service is located in the former Garau Street main entrance lobby. The hospital's main entrance is now through the emergency room.

Beyond MedSpa offers a selection of cosmetic treatments and spa services including:
• Facials
• Chemical Peels
• Dermaplane
• Injectable Services
• Facial Plastic Surgery
• Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Bluffton Primary Care coming soon - office on Garau Street

Dr. Leah Eiden will be re-locating her medical practice to Bluffton

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System will be opening a new office, Bluffton Primary Care, located at 161 Garau Street. Bluffton Primary Care will be open to serve patients in the coming months following building renovations.

“Blanchard Valley Medical Practices is proud to bring this service to our patients and the community, shared Kelly Shroll, president, Blanchard Valley Medical Practices. The opening of Bluffton Primary Care will continue our commitment to quality care.”

Jungle Island Zoo, free ice cream at Tommy Tire, Bluffton

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.

Live entertainment schedule at Viva Maria's

Here's the schedule of live entertainment from 6-9 p.m. at Viva Maria Pizza and Pasta for the remainder of the month:

Friday, July 14, Dakota Clay
Saturday, July 15, Fred Neal
Friday. July 21, Maria Dipierto
Saturday, July 22, Jim Boedicker
Friday, July 28, Kurtz Brothers
Saturday, July 29, Matt Deter

Infinity Salon and Wellness offers wide range of services

Located in Arlington, it is attracting customers from Ada

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.

Services menu in attachment at bottom -

Keepin' Kool at Keith's

A large air conditioning unit is lifted into place at Keith's Hardware on Mondaymorning. It takes three big AC units to cool the retail store at South Johnson and Central Avenue.
(Monty Siekerman photo)

Look at the July special offer from Carol Slane Florist

Summer mix $10 (regularly $20)

Carol Slane Florist, 410 S. Main St., Ada, offers a mid-summer special you can't refuse.

Customers can stop in for a summer mix of flowers for only $10. The regular price is $20.

Carol Slane Florist
410 S. Main St.

Bluffton coffee shop under new ownership

Now called The Twisted Wisk

Bluffton's coffee shop is under new ownership by three persons with Hardin County connections. The cafe, at 101 S. Main St., is renamed The Twisted Wisk Cafe.

The new owners are Samantha “Sam” Erter and Jessi and Luke Davis. The three have known each other since their school days in Kenton.

The three purchased the coffee shop and building from previous owners, Phil and Sharon Zimmerly. The Zimmerly’s owned the coffee shop for the past nine years, purchasing it from Whole Bean S Corp.

“The new name stresses that while coffee is served, a breakfast and lunch menu is also available. The new café’s logo will include a coffee cup,” said Erter.

Don't forget the honey, honey!

Ada Flea Market now carries fresh honey - in jars and as honey combs

By Monty Siekerman
"Don't forget to bring home the honey, honey."

Dan McCrory, owner of the Ada Flea Market, reports he is now selling fresh honey, both in jars and as honey combs.

The Pure Honey brand is provided by David Duncan, who not only has his own bee hives but also serves as Richland County bee inspector.

McCrory, who purchased the store in April, said he continues to carry new mattresses and boxsprings.

Presently, customers will find collections of thimbles and bells, plants and hanging baskets, and many other items. He said, "It's a fun place to shop for a bargain, and the merchandise continually changes."

Q: Why group piano for children? A: Read below!

Why group piano for children?

Group piano offers a fantastic opportunity to be involved in music-making that develops overall musicianship while learning basic piano skills, according to Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki's Music Studio, Ada.

She adds: "7 and 8 year olds love to sing, move, create, and play... all aspects of a group piano setting that capitalizes on the sense of joy experienced in a social situation while learning how to move those fingers on a piano in a meaningful way!"

You might ask: "Why group piano?"

Vicki answers: