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25 years ago...presenting the Ada HS Varsity Singers

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Here are the Ada High School Varsity Singer as they were 25 years ago.

Row one, from left, M. Traster, D. Hruschka.

Row two, S. Guy, C. Nelson, K. Williams, L. Erbe, H. Fries, C. Griffin, K. Hanratty, A. Newland, J. Young, J. Hanratty, S. Robinson.

Row three, K. Spallinger, Mrs. Lyn Knoble, M. Miller.

Row four, K. Moser, B. Siekerman, L. Plaugher. C. Ward.

Row five, B. Brubaker, B. Badertscher, T. Hazelton., C. Wire, T. Thacker, J. Wolke, C. Brubaker, M. Conkling, M. Heister, E. Daughtery.

1953 Ada Kiwanis members

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Here are members of the Ada Kiwanis Club taken during the  Ada centennial in 1953.

First row (from left): Roy Spar, Carl Luft, Von “Spot” Spellman, George Klingler, Guy Wilcox, Birch Wilson, Dr. E.R. “Roy” Rodabaugh and Leo Wright.

Second row (from left): Clyde Elder, Carl Dickmeyer, Everett Ludwig, Robert Butz, Wilbur “Wib” Umphress and Allen High.

Third row (from left): Earl Dome, W.H. “Bill” Krofft, Dr. A.L. Tipple, Ralph Nelson, Daryl E. Baker, Ray Smith and E.M. “Ernie” Routson.

60 years ago this was the Ada village council

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Here's the Ada village council in 1953.

Seated from left, Carl Sanderson, W.E. Binkley (mayor), W.C. Arbogast, Austin Gant, Robert T. Main.

Standing from left, J.L. Runser, Hale Messenger, Willis Winkler, clerk.

Photo from 1953 Ada Centennial book. Provided to The Icon by Jon Umphress.j

Four women and a phone - once upon a time in Ada

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The Icon needs some help from viewers concerning this photo. It's from the historic photo collection at the Ada Public Library. All we know are the names of the women. 

They are from left, Bessie Lamb, Z. Lavernne Daring, Lena Sousley, Gladys Welsh  (names typed as spelled on document.)

The question is, what's the story behind the photo? 

Our best guess - and it's only a guess - is an Ada fundraiser, membership drive, voter drive, war bond drive. There a telephone in the photo and some serious focusing on lists. And, what year would you place on this photo?

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Here's the Ada Kiwanis members in 1974

The Ada Kiwanis Club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1974. Here is a photo of the members that year. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

Front row, from left, charter members Wilbur Vorhis and Barton Snyder.

Second row, from left, Eugene Hanson, Robert St. John, Dale Madison and Dr. E. “Roy” Rodabaugh.

Third row, from left, Harley Messick, Donald Herold, Wilbur Umphress, Robert Temple, Rev. Raymond Sharitts and Daryl Baker.

Fourth row, from left, Norman Fleming, Tom Coe, Albert Awad, Ivan Hodges;

Top row, from left,  Jorge Carro, Mark Shull, Norman Rex, William Ansley, George Hassell and Larry Busch.

Here's the 1950 Alger village council

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This photo should more accurately be titled "Historical Alger." This in the Alger village council in a photo taken in 1950. The original is in the Ada Public Library photo collection.

Members from left, (not identified), Ross Stevenson, Harry Cummins, Lyman Clark, Reed Ramsdell and Banta Gossard.

Icon viewer comments are welcome.
 

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