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August 9, 2020

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Were you in the Ada HS jazz band?

Here's the Ada High School jazz band from the 1985-86 school year. Names of the members are under the photo.

It's 1903 and the depot is busy

It's 1903 and here's Ada's Pennsylvania Railroad passenger depot, on the double-track Chicago to New York line. What's changed since then? Now there is only one track. There's only freight trains, but the depot continues its over-one-century presence in Ada. John Marshall provided this photo to the Icon.

Main Street Ada circa 1905

 Here's a photo of Ada's Main Street business section taken circa 1905. Icon viewer John Marshall alerted the Icon of the photo.

It appears to be Main Street, just north of the railroad. Notice trees on the east side of the street and horse and buggies parked to hitching posts.

Near the north end of the photo you can see the Methodist Church steeple.

Presenting the 1985-86 Varsity Singers

Here are the Ada High School Varsity Singers from the 1985-86 school year. Names of members are under the photography.

You had to be there

If you attended Ada High School in the 1985-86 school year, you can probably name these students.

They are on the cover of the yearbook that school year and were waiting in the lunch line when this photo was taken. From left, Andrea Traster, Jill Davis, Stephanie Shull and Carla Willeke.

The yearbook theme was "You Had To Be There."

Earl Dome Insurance

If you need insurance, when the operator asks, "Number, please," Say, "214." It's  the Earl Dome Insurance Agency, Ada. Employees were Julia Bentley, Lillian Desenberg and Nancy Long. Earl Dome was the agent. This photo is from the 1953 Ada Community Centennial Souvenir Program.