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April 14, 2021

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Icon invites viewers to share how they use Bluffton pathways

Has it changed your outlook on exercise? How would you rate it as a positive feature of the community? What are your thoughts for its future?

• How do you use the Bluffton pathway?
• Has it changed your outlook on exercise?
• How would you rate it as a positive feature of the community?
• What are your thoughts for its future?

Bluffton Icon invites viewers to share their thoughts on the pathway as it weaves its way around the community.

The Icon is developing a series of stories on the Bluffton pathway project, and invites viewers to share their stories and thoughts.

As the pathway program expands, more and more residents use it to walk, run, bike, push strollers and even skate.

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Remembering Dave Smucker

He was a very, very smart guy. No, not a geek. Despite the fact that he held a bachelor’s from Oberlin, master’s from Hartford Seminary and doctorate from Boston University

David Rempel Smucker – we knew him as Dave Smucker. He was the guy you wanted to sit beside in study hall.

To read is obituary, click here.

He could answer math questions that you had no idea how to solve – while he did his own homework.

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How to charge for house calls at night

Dr. Howard Shelly took the advice of Dr. F.D. Rodabaugh on this matter

For more information about "Bluffton Anthology" click here.

The following is from an interview with the late Dr. Howard Shelly, M.D.
When I started to make house calls at night I asked Dr. Rodabaugh what he charged for a night house call.

He gave me his classic answer: Well, when the phone rings and it’s one in the morning I say to myself, I’m going to charge this guy thirty bucks.

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Bill Herr: "I milked 40 head of cows before I went to school in the morning"

Brothers Bill and Don Herr talk about working on the farm in the 1950s

For more information about "Bluffton Anthology" click here.

Bill Herr remembers: We had dairy, hogs, and 200 over Leghorn chickens. When I was a senior in high school I milked 40 head of cows before I went to school in the morning. In 1964, when we finally sold the cattle we had 37 cows.

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8 inches of snow reported for Bluffton (read the fine print)

Lindsay Steiner of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, forwarded this snapshot from a Channel 19 Stormtracker concerning snowfall earlier this week.

Relax. The Bluffton listed at 8.0 inches (so far) is our sister village in Bluffton, Iowa.

We understand a Bluffton, Ohio, rescue unit is on its way with bottled water and propane heaters.

 

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Remember when CKLW was the only station broadcast at the swimming pool?

Rudi Steiner remembers the 1950s

For more information about "Bluffton Anthology" click here.

Rudi Steiner writes about AM radio and youth in the 1950s - By the late 1950s CKLW-AM 800 (Detroit/Windsor) began developing the Top 40’s programming format that it became famous for in the 1960s.

CKLW AM, a Mutual Broadcasting System affiliate, was loud and slick. Its catchy jingles, 30-second spots and witty commercials were exactly what Bluffton and Midwestern teens wanted to hear.

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