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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

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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

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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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Rudi Steiner remembers Bluffton in the 1950s:

On Main Street, or close to it, you could get a flattop or a perm, try on a ladies hat, have your foot X-rayed, pick up a day-old Chicago American newspaper

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Rudi Steiner remembers Bluffton in the 1950s:
• On Main Street, or close to it, you could get a flattop or a perm,
  try on a ladies hat,
  have your foot X-rayed,
  buy a 3-cent first class stamp,
  purchase a Farmall tractor,
  eat a hamburger,
  open a Christmas savings account,
  put an ad in the Bluffton News,

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­­­­They call the needle Moderna

Everyone could use a little needling now and then. Especially now.

By Fred Steiner
Completing my civic duty, on Friday I had my second appointment with the Needle they call Moderna.­­­  

Was it lovelier the second time around? Emphatically yes.

Everyone could use a little needling now and then. Especially now.

And, everyone who gets the Needle should tell others to get it. That would make the world a better, safer place. So, I’m telling you about it.

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Tobias Buckell on living in Bluffton

"This collection of memories and essays ground us in what was, and that is important"

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Tobias Buckell on living in Bluffton - I’m a science fiction writer. I’m usually looking toward what things could be. But this collection of memories and essays ground us in what was, and that is important as well.

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