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November 22, 2019

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Historical Bluffton

Krehbiel Bridge 1943

This photo borders on the romanticized, but it shows a forerunner of Adams Bridge, originally called Krehbiel Bridge. The photo is from the the 1943 Bluffton College Ista.

Look closely in the middle of the far left and you can seek part of the word "KREHBIEL"" in wooden letters.

When Adams Bridge replaced Krehbiel Bridge, the bridge was rebuilt and relocated slightly to line up with the entrance to Ropp Hall.

1964-65 BHS Future Farmers of America

Here are members of the 1964-65 Bluffton HS FFA.

Front from left, Dennis McCarty, Bob Holt, Steve Tripplehorn, Bill Hauenstein and Mark Lutterbein.

Second row from left, Jim Dillman, Ron Steiner, Dale Dunlap, Mike Allgire, Tom Craig, Jim Augsburger, Paul Kloepple and Larry Mast.

Standing from left, Dick Huber, Bob Hilty, Jim Steiner, Bob Hauenstein, Wes Beery, Don Hohenbrink, Nolan Bucher and John Herron.

56 sports seasons ago - Bluffton's Varsity B

Here are members of the Bluffton High School Varsity B during the 1963-64 school year. Names are under the photo.

Front from left, Mike Reichenbach, Dave Montgomery, Joe Steiner, Gary Zimmerman, Loren Core, Steve Clark, Larry Crow, Tom Benroth, Gene Balmer.

Second row from left, Dennis Gable, Bill Swank, John Mericle, Larry Amstutz, Dave Travis, Fred Rodabaugh, Tom Bogart, Jim Dillman. 

Third row from left, Tom Basinger, Dan Lehman, Sam Reineke, Tom Warren, Charles Baker, Tom Augsburger Lee Cookson, coach Mark Covert.

Buckeye floating pool 1944

Here are two rare photos of the floating swimming pool in the Buckeye quarry. These photos was taken in 1944, during a Lions Club picnic, following a removation of the pool area by the club.

For people who can visualize the location, this is east end (Main Street side) of the Buckeye. 

Abraham and Mary Ann Kohler Hochstettler Steiner children

Children of Abraham and Mary Ann Kohler Hochstettler Steiner. Seated from left, Paul A. Steiner, Susan Hochstettler Diller and Noah F. Steiner.

Standing from left, Lydia Rupp, Samuel W. Steiner, Mary Ann Lugibill Sumney and Jacob W. Steiner. Not in this photo are Jonathan and Elizabeth Steiner.

This family lived west of Ebenezer Mennonite Church on Grove Road one-quarter mile east of the Hilty school.

Who was your bus driver in 1966-67?

Bluffton school bus drivers in 1966-67.

Icon viewers, please help us with a few first names. From left Freeman Basinger, Dave Lugibihl, _______Zimmerman, Ken Krautter, Raymond Powell, _______Unruh, ________Williams and Keith Brauen.