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December 11, 2019
 

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Ada 6th grade 1959-60

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Mrs. Lewis' sixth grade Ada elementary school class in 1959-60.

Front row from left, Mrs. Lewis, Mike Rettig, Leland Crouse, Larry Spradlin, Dwaine Umphress, David Ring, Bob Plummer.

Second row from left, Dan Anspach, Joe Ferguson, Tom Rodabaugh, Preston Sprunger, Denny Rainey, David Wirt, Jon Crist.

Top row from left, Phoebe Darlington, Karen Kroft, Connie Miller, Mary Jane Maloney, Judy Crow, Celeste Heifner, Sandy Park.

Photo and ID from Leland Crouse

Here's all the updates on this week's ONU athletic teams

All the stats and game updates for Ohio Nothern University athletics are available on the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Welsh Drug Store was a 109 N. Main St.

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"We sell Dr. Lesure's Veterinary Medicine" reads the sign above the door of the Welsh Drug Store, a one-time important Main Street business. In the photo are Lyman Conner (right) and Ben Conner (left).

This photo is from the collection of Leland Crouse.

A busy day in Ada - 1907

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The post card reads: "Our busy day, Ada, Ohio." The message side lists an August 7, 1907, Ada postmark. The post card was mailed to John Trainer of Sparta, Ohio, Morrow County.

The message, in ink, below the photo reads: "Social Progress" winning Lehr Prize was published July 12. Think we sent you a copy several days ago. Very truly, Harold.

We don't know the event that attracted so many people, dressed up, to downtown Ada. The photo is taken at the railroad track looking south.

This post card photo is from the collection of Leland Crouse, of Ada.

Does this scene look familiar?

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Does these scene look vaguely familiar? It should. Take away 110 years off the calendar and you are looking at the main campus and buildings of what was once called Ohio Normal University. It's from a booklet of photos taken in 1902.

Familiar Ada building

Here's a familiar Ada building, but this view shows it in its youth. It is the "new" Dukes Memorlal Hall. Louis Dukes, founder, has his photo in the top right corner.

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