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March 23, 2019

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When the deep end was 5 feet

Note: The Icon previously posted this photo, but, hey, it's summer, and this one generates some interesting comments.

Beth Carr provided this photo of the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool in its "Buckeye days." Beth was on the swimming pool staff  and now lives in Texas.

This view shows the old pool from the east bank of Marsh Run looking toward the Buckeye. This pool went from about three feet to five or six feet. Beyond that, the Buckeye was roped off for swimming in the east side.

Swim meets were held in the pool.

Bluffton second grade, 1967-68

Thanks to a Audre Reichenbach-Vugrinac, a classmate in this photo, we have a much clearer idenfication of class members.

This is the second grade with teacher Kathy Augsburger during the 1967-68 school year.

Top row, from left, Kathy Augsburger, Carol Kaufman, Audre Reichenbach, Jon Parkins, Beth Alt, Alisa Simon, Verle Dalke, Sandy Mulvania, Dick Kiene a d Tamara Carmack.

Middle row, from left, Brent Heineman, Cathy Ferrall, Jackie Laing, Bill Little, _____, Kathy Ernsberger, either Carol or Cathy__________(she was a twin), Stephanie Schmidt, Karen Augsburger.

Know anyone in this class photo? It's first graders 1968-69

The teacher is Linda Sommer. The school year is 1968-69 and this is a first grade class, making these students part of the Bluffton High School graduating class of 1980.

Here's Linda's attempt at identification.

Middle row:   ? ,    ? ,  Shawn Smith,   ? ,    Tammy Wideman,  Tom Van Atta,  Peter Yost,  Michelle Smith
Front row:  Janice Sherrick,   ?   ,    Rebecca Searcy,   Letitia Triplett,   ?   ,  Dennis Smith,  ?   ,    ?   ,   ?

Helen Geiger's elementary class

Here's another Bluffton elementary photo begging for an identification. Helen Geiger is the teacher. What's the year of the photo and what graduating class is it.

Send identifications to: info!@blufftonicon.com

Were you in a class taught by Mrs. Shetler?

Bluffton High School class of 1978 as third graders 
Geneva Shetler's class

1st row —Jeff Althaus, Tom Falk, Valli Badertscher, Rebecca Luginbuhl, Alan Begg, Mike Warren, Roy Davis , Stephen Shook, Marjorie Miller and Karen Moser.

2nd row—Mike Gleason, Liz Chidester, Barb Alspach, Christine Moser, Carol or Cathy Warren ( they were twins so not sure), Mark Huber, Kay Snare and ____

Miss Stepleton's first grade

Here's another classic Leland Gerber photo. It's a Meredith Stepelton first grade. Thelma Gratz is also in the photo. We see lots of familiar faces.

We invite class members to provide us with names of the students, the year the photo was taken and the graduating class year.

Send to: info@blufftonicon.com