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January 27, 2020

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The Ada iceman cometh

Ada has ice!

Here's a photograph of an Ada ice house Leland Crouse received recently. He said that he lacks any information about it, including who might be in the photo, the Ada location and the date.

109 Ada HS sports seasons ago

No too many familiar last names in this Ada High School photo. Was it a football team, or another sport? There's one captain listed: Foss, number 11. (Photo from Leland Crouse)

Post script: Jon Umphress tells the Icon that number 11 Foss was his grandfather, Harold "Shorty" Foss. He played end of this football team and later worked at Cole Motors.

A flour mill on West Montford?

Yes, built in 1874; destroyed by fire in 1915

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 below are from the ONU Archives or courtesy of the online newspapers from the Ada Public Library.

Ada City Mills, 1874 - 1915
The residents of West Montford Ave. might be surprised to know that one of Ada’s early major businesses was located on their street. 

The Ada City Mills (flour), built in 1874 by Joseph Ream & Son, was located on the corner of West Montford and Heistand St.

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.