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January 27, 2020

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1990 Ada HS flag corp

The Ada High School flag corp won first place at the Allen County Fair in the baton/flag corp competition in August 1990.

Members, front from let, Dawn Brite, Jen Tarr, captain, Natalie Curtis, captain, and Bonnie Benson.

Standing from left Sarah Prueter, Marla Lammers, Leigh Simon, Jennifer Wilkerson, Stephanie Sumner, Brittney Strayer, Julie Shadley and Patti Cogar. Michelle Smith is the advisor.

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

It's Ada's golf team from 1990

Here's the Ada High School golf team from 1990. It was revived that season after a 9-year hiatus.

Robert Sperling was the coach. Team members, front from left, Tony Archer, Brian Dodge, Marshall Traster, Matt Peiger, Jay Wolke and Angie Mumaugh.

Standing from left, Coach Sperling, Josh Kanode, Josh  Dye, Mike Ring, Paul Mattson, Brian Beckley, Todd Bucher and Matt Scott.

The team used Colonial Hils as its home court in 1990. (From the collection of Lee Crouse)

You can no longer open these doors

Here's an Ada doorway that you can no longer open and pass through. It's the front doors to the old Ada school. How old do you have to be to have opened these doors to go to school?

1913 Football team

Ada's 1913 Football Team - Here's the Bulldog team that piled up a 7-1 record 47 years ago against such foes as Findlay, Fostoria, Van Wert, Defiance and Sidney.

Front row - Edgar Neiswander, Von Spellman, George Botkins, and Carl Holman.

Middle - Hess Florida, Bart Snyder, Winfield Scott, Jed Corbett, Zeno Adams, Byron Neiswander, and Russell Clum.

Back - Jennings Stambaugh, "Doc" Donaghy, Prin. H. T. O. Blue, Herbert Jamison, Asst. Coach Bradshaw, Laurel Anspach, Supt. William Stage, Reed Cook and Coach Ralph Mertz (inset).

When they bricked Ada's streets - sometime between 1909 and 1913

Here's a look at North and South Gilbert streets

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

By Paul Logsdon
Images in this article are from the ONU Archives or courtesy of the online newspapers from the Ada Public Library.

“As Welcome As Flowers That Bloom In The Spring”

The Icon recently carried an article on planned street work along Ada’s east side; a reminder that flowers are not the only thing appearing in Ada when the weather warms.

Who is the teacher?

We need some viewer assistance with this photo. It's from the 1962-63 Ada school year. Who is the teacher and what is the class? Bonus points for naming the guy raising his hand.