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November 13, 2018

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Historical Bluffton

An early Ada baseball team

Ada historian, Lee Crouse, provides the Ada Icon with historical photos. The Ada Icon shares this interesting story with Bluffton viewers.

From the 1920s to the 1940s the ZoRoLo company, located on East Buckeye Avenue, back of the Liberty bank in Ada, made a product to cure arthritis.

The first and second floors of the building were used for and office and as a place to hold vats in which the formula was mixed, placed in gallon containers, and shipped to places in the United States.

Who is the teacher?

The Icon seeks answers to these questions?
• Who is the teacher?
• What grade are these students?
• Can you identify any of the students?
• What year was their graduating class?
Leland Gerber took the photo.

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Was Miss Groman your teacher?

Here's a Bluffton Kindergarten photo with (Miss) Margaret Groman as the teacher. We recognize some familiar faces.

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Bluffton school board from 48 school years ago

Here's the Bluffton school board from the 1969-70 school year.

Seated from left, Larry Mathewson, Lois Rodabaugh and Ropp Triplett, board president.

Standing from left, John Klay, Charles Hankish, Jr., vice-president.

Bluffton's boys of summer in '68

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway here's the Bluffton High School boys of summer one-half century ago.

Names of the players  on the 1968 team are above the photo. This team went 9-9. Bob Everett pitched a no-hitter game, only to lose on an error to Hicksville, 1-0.

Bluffton Sunbeam Band circa 1910-15

This photos contains some Bluffton viewers' great and possibly great-great-"relatives."

Nearly 10 decades ago, these youngsters performed as the Sunbeam Band under the sponsorship of the Bluffton Lutheran Church.

Although members of the band were drawn from all denominations, the Lutherans sponsored the band because leader Turley Rupright was a member of that congregation.

Sunbeam Band members were:
Front from left, W.A. “Hap” Stratton and Harold Beals.