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Ruth Nayor recalls living next to H.W. and Olga Berky

Housing in Bluffton was incredibly tight. There was nothing to buy or rent

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Ruth Naylor recalls living on Spring Street - In the late Sixties my husband, Stan, was invited to return and work for the college.

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It was Nov. 16, 1956 - Elvis in Troy's Hobart Arena

16-year-old Bluffton girls – Mary Steiner, Jane Alspach, Sue Crawfis and Susan Hauenstein were there

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16-year-old Bluffton girls – Mary Steiner, Jane Alspach, Sue Crawfis and Susan Hauenstein saw Elvis

On Nov. 16, 1956, Elvis Presley’s hit song Love Me Tender was released. On Nov. 21, 1956, Love Me Tender, Elvis’s first movie was released. On Nov. 24, 1956, Elvis Presley played two shows at the Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio. Tickets sold for $2.50.

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If auto service centers gave honorary doctorate degrees

Jim Kinn's wall would be covered with them

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Column on the retirement of Jim Kinn – If only auto service centers gave honorary doctorate degrees. Jim Kinn’s wall would be covered with them.

Try blindfolding him. Then, drive your car through the Stratton Auto Group’s Bluffton Auto Repair Center lot. By the vibration of your car’s tires he can determine how many miles are left on the treads.

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Growing up in the North Lawn Avenue neighborhood in the 1950s-60s

Alice DeVier was the psychiatrist, banker, warden, maker of popcorn and funeral director

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Alice DeVier played a significant role with the kids in our North Lawn Avenue-Jackson Street neighborhood in the 1950s and 1960s.

These included families with last names of DeVier, Steiner, Wilch, Augsburger, Westrick and Amstutz.

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About four hours ago I received the first of two covid-19 vaccinations

It was a Moderna O12M20A, in case you wondered, and here's how it all came together

By Fred Steiner
About 60 years ago, more or less, I received a polio vaccine delivered in a sugar cube.

This was administered twice, on different Sundays after church services, in the multi-purpose room of the Bluffton elementary school.

I recall walking from First Methodist Church to the school to stand in line for the vaccine. I can’t remember who gave me the sugar cubes.

And, about four hours ago, I received the first of two covid-19 vaccinations. Jane Agner, nurse at Bluffton Hospital, gave me the vaccine.

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Joe Urich could speak every known Bluffton dialect

He was a man-about-town

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When they get around to listing the 50 most interesting people who ever lived in Bluffton Joe Urich will be on the list.

He’ll be on the list of the 25 most interesting people who lived in Bluffton. There’s a phrase that best describes Joe’s relationship to Bluffton. Joe was a-man-about-town.

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