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Ed Ruhe

August 18, 2018
 

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They put out Ada fires

Here's the members of the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department in September 1957.

Front from left, George Binkley, Sylvan Simon, Ralph Fisher, Dwight Musser and Allen High.

Back from left, Richard Fry, Grover Carey, "Jack" Melvin Boutwell (assistant chief), Richard Derringer, Richard Fulks, Charles Dilts, Paul Fletcher and Charles Umphress, (chief).

Missing are Charles Anspach and Ted Hurlburt. Photo by Norman Noe.

Call phone number 31 if you need to rent a horse and buggy

If you need to rent a cab pulled by horses, call Ada telephone number 31. You'll talk with W. C. Lentz, manager of the L.O. Ream's Barn located at 302 S. Main St., Ada.

Leland Crouse shares this turn-of-an-earlier-century advertisement with Icon viewers.

Other wording on this ad follows:
L.O. Ream's Undertaking Establishment with Equipment
Calls answered night or day
202 S. Main St.

Diversified Cooperative Training students in 1967-68

From 50 school years ago, here's the 1967-68 students in Diversified Cooperative Training.

Front from left, Kenny Curtis, Steve Marshall and Gary Wilkerson.

Second row from left, Shirley Wright, Leonard Wilson, Don Tidd and Rick Lansing.

Back row from left, Jack Williams, Bill Clum, Gary Wright.

Ada's opera house

Just when you think you've seen all of Ada's old photos this pops up. Leland Crouse says it's the Ada Opera House, circa 1930.

 

Slagle Lumber Co., on West Buckeye

The Slagle Lumber Company was located at 119 West Buckeye Avenue, Ada, just west of the Opera House and continued to the corner of North Gilbert Street. 

It became the Root King Lumber Company from 1931-1941 then Mr. King bought out his partner Mr. Root and it was called King Lumber Company from 1941-1954.

It then became Steinman Lumber Company from 1954 to 1971 and Ada Lumber Company in 1972. Amburgey Construction owned the building until 2003 and the Ada Village now owns the property. All but the right hand corner is gone and the rest is now a parking lot.

Hello, Ada!

Jon Umphress provided the Icon with this interesting photo of Ada's "Hello Girls," taken in 1948. These were employees of the telephone company in Ada. The photo was taken during the office Christmas party.

Left to right: Mabel Caudler, Ethel Stauffer, Betty Lu Hunsicker. Bonnie Hunsicker, Ruth Baughman, Gladys Myers, Allen High, Hallie Long, "Bink" Cunningham," Verna Lantz, Ruby Phillips, Gladys Binkley, Lizzie Wood and John Lantz, manager.

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