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St. Mark Lutheran youth choir 1989

Here's members of the St. Mark Lutheran youth choir in 1989.

Front from left, Ellen Peterson, Hilary Riggs, Amanda Plaugher, Susanna Lehman, Jessica Smith and Megan Gossman.

Center row from left, Regina Koons, Liza McVicker, Matt Gossman, Viola Warner, Sam Peterson.

Back from left, Julia Shull, director, Adam Vaubel, Becky Gossman, Jacob Lehman, Kara McVicker, Gail Epley, Isaac Seagrave. Absent Rebecca Kimmell.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Junior class officers 31 school years ago

Eric Turner, Tony Boutwell, Ken Williams and Shaun MacEachen were class officers of the Ada High School junior class during the 1987-88 school year.

1987-88 Ada HS choir officers

Meet the 1987-88 Ada High School choir officers. From left: S. Bhattacharya, D. West, L. Compton, T. Robinson, H. Fries, K. Moser and K. Rex. Absent is S. Fisher.

31 school years ago in Ada

Members of the Ada Student Council (7th grade through 12th grade) in the 1987-88 school year.

Front from left: G. Podijil, J. Fox, B. Clum.

Second row: H. Strayer, A. Reese, B. Young.

Third row: Mr. Lusk, B. Madison, T. Hazelton, C. Dearth.

Fourth row: L. Brown, K. Faulkneer, C. Griffin, K. Moser.

Top row: P. Gordon, J. Campoli, S. Fisher, B. Rasmey and S. Bhattacharya.

Sousa comes to Ada - Oct. 24, 1892

This combination city hall and theater stood on East Buckeye Avenue, the site of the current municipal building, between 1881 and 1930s

This article is the first of several pieces on the village’s history and written by members of The Ada Historical Society.

Sousa Comes to Ada - October 24, 1892

By Paul Logsdon, retired Ohio Northern University Librarian and Archivist
In Fall of 1892, a happy set of events brought John Philip Sousa and his Great Marine Corps. Band to Ada.

The first of these was the completion of the Ada Opera House 11 years earlier. This combination city hall and theater stood on East Buckeye Avenue, the site of the current municipal building, between 1881 and  1930s.

Oldest alums at alumni weekend in 1989

From a 1989 photo - The oldest man and woman attending ONU's alumni weekend were Dr. Calvin Jackson of Kenton and Mrs. Jesse Klingler of Ada.

Dr. Jackson received a B.A. in 1927. Mrs. Klingler received an arts certificate in 1914. The honorees received the Willis cane and pitcher. Gov. Willis was an ONU graduate, well-known for his oratory, who was entering the race for U.S. president when he died suddenly.

(Photo from Leland Crouse collection)

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