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The Bluffton Story - part 2

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 Jerry Hilty and Ronald Zimmerly

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A chat with Tom Doty

You always learn something you never knew about Bluffton

You learn something you didn't know about Bluffton every time you talk with Tom Doty.

The most recent confab took place in his repair shop while talking with Tom and his son, Mike. The topic under discussion was the last half century of the Bluffton auto repair business. It covers lots of miles.

Click here to read the announcement of Mike Doty taking over ownership of Doty's Auto Repair and Wheel Alignment.

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Bluffton first grade is a real life-saver

On Feb. 22 she called 9-1-1 during an emergency

Sydney Goodwin, a Bluffton first grader, has already accomplished something few adults have managed to do.

She helped save someone's life.

Lima Memorial Health System presented Sydney with a Life Saving Award on April 17 to recognize the bravery and courage she displayed during an emergency her grandmother experienced in her presence. 

Seven-year-old Sydney sprang into action on Feb. 22,  when her grandmother collapsed right before her eyes. 

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"No one fights alone" fundraiser for SumiRiko-Ohio associate May 4

Ada resident diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Six months ago, Tony Adams, Ada resident and a 19-year associate at SRK-Ohio (SumiRiko Ohio), Bluffton, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

During the last six month he has undergone treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.

While fighting cancer he has had multiple trips in and out of hospitals combating the side effects of his cancer treatment.

Tony’s treatment plan is on-going for the next two years.

To assist in paying for is astronomical bills, a public event in his support is planned in early May.

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Remembering Paul Dyck

Paul I. Dyck, 93, will be remembered in many ways. His family provided the following remembrances. Please click here for his obituary.

Paul’s family and friends remember him as an active, curious learner, generous with his time and stories, and a gifted wood worker.

From his childhood on the western prairies of Canada during the Depression to the end of his life, he showed a gift for initiative and innovation.

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The Bluffton Story - part 1

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.

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In 1888 Howe's "Historical Collections of Ohio" had the following to say about Bluffton:

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