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February 21, 2019

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PTA officers 1962-63

Here are officers of the Ada Parent Teacher Association (PTA) during the 1962-63 school year. From left, Edward Lay, treasurer; Helen Kyvig, president; Virginia Belch, vice-president; and Beulah Hays, secretary.

These guys fought Ada fires in the 1920s

Ada Fire Department about 1923-1925 on the chemical truck -

Front row - L to R- Mayor Frank Kinsman who was Ada mayor in 1926-27, again in 1930 and again in 1932, Jim Wallick; Art Robinolte; Red Lantz; Chet Houser; Ed Firestone; John White was fire chief in 1926.

Back row-L to R- Charley High (on drivers seat with Slip the dog; Roy Dodge; Harry Bodell; Jim Candler; Claude Bodell was fire chief in 1923, standing on the sidewalk.

(Photo from Leland Crouse collection)

56 yearbooks ago

Here are the senior editors of the 1962-63 Ada High School yearbook. They include John Spitzer, Phyllis Hodges, Linda Fulks, Kathy James, Twal Heifner, Joan Moser and Charles Collett.

Lots of Tressels in the 1905 school photo

Here is a photograph of students in the Red county school, rural Ada, in 1905. It's a reprint from a newspaper clipping from the collection of Leland Crouse.

Your find several family Ada family names including at least six Tressels.

Familiar last names on this Sugar Grove baseball team

Sugar Grove Methodist Church baseball team 1917 –

•Back row, Lem Runser, Carl Barnes, Dayle Spar, Neil Paterson, Bryan Mull and Howard Barnes.

• Front row, Arden Searson, Roy VanAtta, ___Nye, Roy Aikenbery, Robert Patterson, Dale Carey, Ernest VanAtta and John Wells.

(Collection of Leland Crouse)

This was ONU athletics...way back when

Did you ever watch a football game at this location in Ada? It's a post card view of the athletic field and gymnasium on the ONU campus. The Taft gym is no longer standing and the field now longer exists.

(From the Leland Crouse collection)