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Tegeler’s celebrates 25 years

Published: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 11:23 a.m. CDT

MORRISON – Tegeler’s Amish Furniture plans an event next weekend to celebrate 25 years of selling handmade home furnishings.

Kevin Kauffman, co-owner and president of Simply Amish, will be in the store, 13459 Crosby Road, Friday afternoon and all day Saturday to visit with customers. The store also is having a sale and prize giveaways.

Tegeler’s furniture is made by the Simply Amish company. Most of the Amish who make Tegeler’s furniture are in southern Illinois.

Several wood types, 16 colors of stains, six varnish colors, and a variety of hardware options allow customers “to create furniture that is ‘distinctly yours,’” the company website says.

Arlyn Tegeler opened his store in 1989. Before that, he ran a grain bin and dryer business, where he met a man who was selling Amish furniture. He asked to put a few pieces in his store, and they sold so quickly that he sold the grain business, expanded his store to 9,000 square feet and went into the furniture business.

The showroom is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, go to or call 815-772-3533.

New beauty salon coming to Sterling

STERLING – NASOS Salon will open its doors in mid-September at 12 E. Fourth St.

The salon will offer a range of services.

“We want to bring a salon to Sterling that specializes in every hair type,” said Alexis Lerma, 23, who will co-own the salon with her sister, Natikka, 27. “We will also do wedding preparation.”

The salon also will do men’s cuts.

No phone number or business hours are available yet.

For more information, visit the NASOS Salon’s Facebook page. The salon also is on Instagram @NASOSSALON.

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