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Historical Bluffton

Resident advisors 1977-78

Here are the Bluffton College resident advisors during the 1977-78 academic year.

Standing from left, Laura Becker, Kathy Gundy, Steve Steiner, Jeff Boehr, Sharon Prill, Jim Boyles, Dennis Mumaw and Dave Voth.

Seated from left, Laurie Diller, Ann Campati, Tom Engle, Kim Atkinson, Mike Heimann and Debbie Dermen.

The old Cherry Street bridge

Do you remember this bridge? It dated back to the early 1900s. It crossed the Riley on Cherry Street and was replaced in the early 2000s by the current bridge.

1962-63 Bluffton school board

Here is the Bluffton school board during the 1962-63 school year. Seated from left, Woodrow Little, Robert Barnett, Paul Steiner, Wade Huber, Arden Baker and Dr. Howard Shelly. Standing is A.B. Murray, superintendent.

1949 Bluffton beard contest

Here are two photos of Bluffton men who entered a July 4, 1949, beard contest, which was part of a ‘49er gold rush night rodeo in Bluffton.

Front row from left, Joe Swank, Ed Rice, Lazarus “Santa Claus” Basinger, Dave Risser, Hiram Huser and Wilford Geiger.

Second row from left, Walter Gratz, Everett “Suty” Suttermeister, John Stonehill, Bill Augsburger, Robert Dillman, William “Kaiser” Gaiffe and Truxton Hill.

Top row from left, Walter “Red” Stannus, unidentified, Bill Edwards, Howard Stauffer, Harry Bogart, Al Ingalls and Clair Leiber.

Fall of 1969 BHS cross country team

1969 Bluffton High School cross country team, front row from left, Mike Hilty, Bill McKibben, Tim Boehr, James Pannabecker, Larry Diller, Ryan Hobley, Louis Burkholder.

Standing from left, Richard Corbett, coach, Bill Brauen, Charles Montgomery, Allan Birchnaugh, Ricky Lones, Carl Snare, Terry Huber, Larry Huber, Robert McCafferty and Robert Hilty, assistant coach.

Thanks for information from Mike Hilty, the Icon can update more of Bluffton High School’s cross country state meet history.

The Wit staff of 1942-43

It was the 1942-43 school year at Bluffton College. This is the staff of the college newspaper, The Witmarsum. In its 29th year, the paper was published monthly. Names of the staff members are under the photo.