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June 18, 2019

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Historical Bluffton

Troop 315 from mid-1960s

Here's Bluffton's Girl Scout Troop 315 from 1966 or '67 –

Front row, from left: Koneta Campbell Vogt, Vickie Diller Stechschulte, Mary Pannabecker Steiner.

• Second from left: Sharon Shaw, Rachel Hauenstein Lambert, Deb Amstutz, Kathi Badertscher, Pam Burkholder, Karen Kreider Yoder, Valarie Spangler Campbell.

• Third from left: Lee Ann Woolley, Ann McCune, Deb Kimmet Baumgartner, Maggie Baker Mann, Kathy Koontz, Renee Granger.

• Back: Wauneta Klingler, Joyce Badertscher.

1955 Eagle Scouts

Ralph Reichenbach, David Little and Larry Smucker became Bluffton Eagle Scouts in 1955.

Here is a photo from their court of honor. From left, Ralph E. Reichenbach, Ralph P. Reichenbach (Eagle), Evelyn Reichenbach, Katherine Little, David Little (Eagle), Woodrow Little, Irene Smucker, Larry Smucker (Eagle), and Carl Smucker.

20 seasons ago? It can't be

What is it about Bluffton HS girls' basketball teams that play in a year ending in 9?

Here's the 1998-99 BHS girls' team that advanced to the state final four.

On the floor, Ashley August and Mollie McCullough.

Seated from left, Abbie Fett, Giorgi Thomann, Caity Matter, Rachel Holt.

Standing from left, Cindy Lee, assistant coach, Carrie Kindred, Tara Buroker, Abbey Schaaf, Dennis Lee, coach. Missing, Kelly Worthington.

30 seasons ago this team went to the regionals

Here's the 1988-89 Bluffton High School girls' basketball team. They were regional runners-up.

Standing from left, Tasha Arnold, Cindy Moser, Jan Pearch, Angie Butler, Julie Friesen, Dennis Lee, coach.

Front from left, Rachel Hefner, Carmen McClain, Jana Mathewson, Kathy Core and Aimee Bennett.

40 season ago at BHS

Here's the Bluffton High School girls' varsity basketball team from 1978-79 season. Front from left, Jodi Diller, Linda Bracy, Amy Bixel, Mary Herrmann.

Standing from left, Sue Badertscher, Juleen Matter, Venessa Beach, Beth Barth, Julie Pogue, Ken Bostdorff, coach. The team went 7-3 in the Northwest Conference, finishing in third place. Overall, the team was 12-5.

Here's an early 1950's Bluffton Christmas

Christmas in downtown Bluffton in the early 1950s. There's Santa with a Santa Halloween mask. Our guess is that Bob Crow and Paul Steiner on working the PA system.

We're pretty certain that Al McCluer is Santa, and we are going to make a stab on the ID of the kids on the platform. On the far left, it looks like Dan Lehman, then Francis Harkness, Judy Harness and Donna McClure. That's as far as we can go.

This scene must have been from a Bluffton Business Men's holiday promotion.

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