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August 12, 2020

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Ada Boy Scouts in 1967

Here's Ada Boy Scout troop 124 in July, 1967.

Back row from left - Morris (Base Camp Staff), Tally DaPore (Trip Voyager), Joe DaPore, Dennis Tressel, John Reese, Norman Rex and Dale Madison.

Front row from left, Tim English, Joe Bischoff, Tim Davis and Nolan Helser.

(Photo provided by Leland Crouse)

Ada youth in the 1880s.

Here is a photo of either a Ada children in a school or church photo. Harry Hahn, the boy in the center is the only person identified. His parents, Albert and  Flora Hahn, owned a bakery in Ada in the 1880s.

The photo was taken by A.W. Clutter, manager and operator of The Gilbert (photo) Gallery, Ada. See the identification at the bottom of the photo

The photo is from the collection of Fred Steiner, Bluffton, Harry Hahn is his great-uncle.

Are you on the Ada 7th grade VB team?

Here's an Ada 7th grade volleyball team that is from the late 1990s. Icon viewers can help nail down the correct school year. We think it is either 1997 or 1999.

Row 1 - Terra Coldiron, Tara Musselman, Jennifer McCombs

Row 2 - Mary Hughes, April Howard, Chelsty Hood, Vanessa Ward, Alexia VanAtta, Jennifer Wyss, Emily Stewart

Row 3 - Stephanie Minix, Megan Paugh, Kim Simon, Amy Young, Christina Rowe, Alexandra Koons

(Photo provided by Leland Crouse)

Turning back Ada's clock

Leland Crouse shares this turning back the clock photo with Icon viewers.

Ada Fire Chief Jay Eply, right, presents Dwight Musser with a red axe in recognition of Musser's 50 consecutive years of service to the Ada -Liberty Township Fire Department.

The dress helmet Musser holds was presented on his 40th anniversary as a member of the department.

Opera extras - 1991

The year was 1991.

Several area  Ada youngsters performed in the opera "Hansel and Gretel," at the Freed Center in December that year.

From left, Molly Kuhlman, Taylor Osbun, Paul D'Arca, Jared Wolf, Aaron Avelon, Karina Katsaras, Brian Ward, Erin Cole, Britton Devier, Cassie Seeley and Lauren Lobenhoefer.

Holly Keirn, an ONU music major (back row) was their director. (From the collection of Leland Crouse)

1991 junior high volleyball team

If you played junior high volleyball during the 1991 Ada school year, then you are in one of these photos. The identifications are listed beneath photo.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)