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April 25, 2019
 

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Icon editor speaker at Bluffton library tea

Subject is small-town authors and writers

Fred Steiner, Icon editor, is the featured speaker at the Thursday, April 25, spring tea sponsored by the Friends of the Bluffton Library.

The tea is at 5:45 p.m. and tickets are $12 each and must  be purchased in advance. The tea is at the library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton, where tickets are available.

The speaker is author of several Bluffton-related books. The most recent is “The Bluffton We Never Knew: Photos from 1861 to 1911,” “Bluffton: A Great Place To Miss,” which include stories from 1900 to 1975, and “A Century of Pirates,” a sports history of Bluffton High School covering 1900 to 2000.

In 1983 he updated the second edition of “Town At The Fork Of The Rileys,” originally created in 1961 for the Bluffton centennial. He is currently working on a book titled “Bluffton Forever,” which includes stories from the 1950s.

Steiner said that his April 25 talk focuses on several significant stories written for the Bluffton News by previous editors.

These include Ted Biery’s Dillinger bank robbery story, and Charles Hilty’s 1965 Palm Sunday tornado story.

“These stories are examples of incredibly well-written pieces by small town editors,” said Steiner. “They were written under terrific time constraints. The writers treated the stories with dignity and respect for their home town readers.” Other locally-written story examples like these will be included in his talk.

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