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They taught your grandparents

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Meet the Ada High School staff - 70 school years ago. Here are the teachers during the 1943-44 school year.

Front row from left, Evelyn Niswander, Ruth Huber, Hazel Tallman, R.O. Clymer, Evelyn Smith and Izora Anspach.

Standing from left, Alvin Augsburger, Mabel Mertz, Mabel Crawford, Pauline Widner, Leroy Iams, Eugene Coleman and Kelly Danford.

(From the Ada High School yearbook, collection of Ada Public Library)

40 school years ago - Ada's FTA

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Forty school years ago, these students were members of the Ada High School Future Teachers Association.

Banking in Ada 90 years ago

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There's lots going on in this photo of First National Bank, Ada. The photo was taken in 1923 or 1924. Note the "Join the Harding Memorial Association - here now" homemade sign. President Warren G. Harding, the 29th U.S. president, and Marion native, died Aug. 2, 1923.

Notice the ornate teller's window and the hot water heating system. Was Tim Tighe a customer who just happened to be in the bank when the photo was taken? Or, was he a shareholder? And how about the man on the very far left, partically cut off in the photo?

90 school years ago, we present the Ada HS yearbook staff

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Look at those dresses and suit! This photo is from the 1924 Ada High School year book. Yes, 90 years ago - here's the Ada High School yearbook staff. Are your great grandparents in this photo?

Standing from left (sorry, last names only): Van Schoick, Mustard, Long, Kelly, McElroy, Lowman, Davis. Seated: Worl, Judkins, Snyder, Mr. Kessler, Whitworth

Here's some of the Ada class of '68

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Here are some - but not all - members of the Ada High School class of 1968 as eighth graders.

Front row from left, Ethel Cheney, Wayne Wright, Linda Umphress, Steve Marshall, Nancy Bosch.

Second row from left, Carol Bischoff, Susan Benton, Edith Staley, Sam Hall, Mary Hubbell, Judy Ellison.

Third row from left, Bill Van Atta, Bill Cole, Dan Butler, Judy Wilkerson, Cathy Emlinger, Ruth Shields, Pam Long.

Ada HS senior class officers 15 years ago

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Was it that many school years ago? Here's the Ada High School senior class officers 15 years ago, in 1998-99. Photo from the yearbook collection at Ada Public Library.

Officers were (not standing in order), Jeni Long, president; Sheri Rettig, secretary; Nathan Ulrey, secretary and Nick Miller, treasurer.

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