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Bill and Don Herr talk about Bluffton rodeos

You had to figure that you had a good chance to be lying on the ground. The risk was getting thrown.

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Bill and Don Herr talk about Bluffton rodeos - When the rodeo came to town, we got out there and that was it – nobody practiced in advance.

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My best find that day was a gross of latex balloons packaged in neat little boxes

What Rudi Steiner says he found in a Main Street alley in the mid 1950s

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What Rudi Steiner found in a Main Street alley in the 1950s -  The alley, which runs parallel to Main Street and Jackson Street, was another of the great Bluffton alleys of the 1950s.

This was the longest of the alleys I travelled. It ran from behind the high school all the way down to Riley Street. This alley always had really good stuff thrown out by Bluffton merchants.

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James Pannabecker recalls a spanking from Miss Groman

"In Kindergarten some of us went to Crow's because they were giving away free balloons"

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James Pannabecker remembers: In Kindergarten, some of us went to Crow's because they were giving away free balloons.

When we returned, Miss Groman asked everyone who went to Crow's to stand up. I didn't stand, but went to Crow's. Everyone who stood up received a spanking.

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Dave Bracy's number 1 trout catch

I asked dad what number it was and I thought he was going to have a heart attack right then and there.

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Dave Bracy recalls:  During the 1974 derby, I was fishing with my family in our usual spot, right across from the shelter house. Halfway through the derby I suddenly got a hit on my daredevil lure.

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Ron Edinger...paddled in high school

And participated in a history-making Panama flyover

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Interview with Ron Edinger – I grew up in the second house from the county line on Main Street. My brothers are Jim, Jerry and Dick.

I was just another face in the crowd at Bluffton High School. I played baseball and for one season, football.

I was paddled following a high school assembly, either as a sophomore or junior. Actually, the entire row was paddled.

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A Bluffton-John Dillinger story you never heard before

A small, mysterious business was opened in that room (reference to the rear of 101 N. Main St.) by a guy from out of town not long before the Dillinger gang came to town

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A Bluffton John Dillinger story from Charles Hilty that you've never heard

A story told to me by my father was that a small, mysterious business was opened in that room (reference to the rear of 101 N. Main St.) by a guy from out of town not long before the Dillinger gang came to town.

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