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June 16, 2019

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The Bluffton Story - part 10

Written by Bluffton 6th graders in 1953-54

Note: Bluffton sixth graders in the 1953-54 school year (graduating class of 1960) created a booklet titled "The Bluffton Story." The following article is part of that booklet, which is now in the history collection at the Bluffton Public Library. This series continues each week on the Icon.
By Keith Baker and George Burkholder
Bluffton's largest industry today had its beginning in a backroom, upstairs location which marked the start of The Triplett Electrical Instrument Co.


Update from Bluffton Cattle Club

The Bluffton Cattle Club will be going to the State Fair on July 31. As a fundraiser, the club will be selling chicken barbecue tickets for $8.50, not including dessert and drinks. The dinner will be Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluffton Middle School. See a Bluffton Cattle Club 4H member to buy tickets.


Update from Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 636

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 636, hosted a flying start program in May at the Bluffton Airport.

The organization has a newsletter, and the current issue is posted here. For more information about the organization contact Jason Stechschulte at flyingstart@eaa636.org.

The next chapter meeting in Bluffton is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8.


Justin Haggard on Mt. Vernon dean’s list

Justin Haggard has been named to the dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The dean’s list includes all students who carried a minimum of 12 credit hours and have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Haggard, a freshman majoring in Biology (Pre-Veterinary Medicine), has attained the dean’s list for the Spring time. He is a 2018 graduate of Bluffton High School, and the son of Julien and Jeanna Haggard.


BHS 1979 class reunion on Saturday

Bluffton High School class of 1979 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, June 15, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club house on Spring Street, according to Jerry Shaw. The reunion begins at noon. Call or e-mail Shaw for more details at jrshaw1961@outlook.com or call 937-623-9753.


Rain or shine

Bluffton swim team doesn't care if it rains. Why would they? This photo proves it. Mary Pannabecker Steiner took this photo at the swimming pool during the Monday morning rain.