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June 28, 2016

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Who was selected to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $20 bill?

Next class is Saturday

Lynne Scott leads an aqua zumba class at the Ada Pool on Saturday afternoon. Lynne is a certified aqua zumba instructor and certified to teach zumba on land, too. She has led several zumba classes on terra firma in several towns. The fast-paced aqua zumba routine is held every Saturday at the Ada pool from 12:05 to 12:40 p.m. About 13 people attend each week. You can join anytime. Cost is $5 per session. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Grace Gospel Church throws a party

Grace Gospel Church held a block party, open to the public, on Saturday at the church, 323 N. Gilbert St.

Here, Jenna Craig paints Elijah Craig's face.

There were hot dogs, games, a bounce house, music and more for all those who attended the party on a pleasant Saturday.

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Paul Cramer was principal at Ada High School for nine years

Paul H. Cramer, Jr., 82, died on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 3:15 a.m. at Blanchard Place in Kenton, Ohio.

He was born on Oct. 19, 1923 in Lima, Ohio, to Rev. Paul H. and Mildred (Hullinger) Cramer who preceded him in death. His stepmother was Edna Christmer Cramer who also preceded him in death. He married Patsy Cox Cramer on Dec. 7, 1956 and she died on March 22, 1988.

Mr. Cramer retired as Superintendent of Fostoria City Schools in 1984. He was a broker with Century 21 Sunway Realty in Ada and Bluffton until his retirement in 1998. He also owned Cramer’s Income Tax Service & Paul Cramer & Associates Real Estate in Ada.

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If you were in the Ada High School choir during the 1980-81 school year, here are your choir officers.

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Step on a crack and...create some art

You heard the ditty from your friends when you were a kid: don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back.

It wasn't cracks you had to watch out for at the library Friday afternoon, it was rainbows, butterflies, even a boat you had to avoid.

Here, Holden Conn, 8, adds his chalk art to the walk in front of the Ada Public Library.

• Noellee Conn, 3
• Lincoln Conn, 5

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