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Ada HS Hi-Y members 1969-70

Members of the Ada High School H-Yi during the 1969-70 school year. 

Back from left, Tally DePore, Dave Stoop, Greg Elwood, Doyle Long.

Fourth row from left, Dave Beltz, Gary Binkley, Craig Crouse.

Third row from left, Paul Baransy, Dan Houx, Russ Berger.

Second row from left, Dave Devier, Charlie Conklin, Bruce Jones.

Front row from left, Bruce Dunbar, John Bettinger, Lloyd Shadley.


J.R. Spar farm in 1953

This photo is from the 1953 Ada centennial souvenir program. It is a photograph from an advertisement for the J.R. Spar farm, producers and distributor of certified seed since 1935.

The "friendly acres" includes corn hybrids, wheat, oats, soybeans. The farm was located two miles east of Ada on Route 81 and one-half mile north (directions listed in the advertisement).

The phone number was Green 1590.

1993 Ada piano students of Ellen Sheldon

Here are piano students of Ellen Sheldon who played in a recital in 1993.

Front from left, Rachel Kindle, Erin Sheldon, Megan Gossman and Elizabeth Eisaman.

Center row from left, Corey Best, Tasha Gross, Charles Best and Sara Kindle.

Back row from left, Megan Good, Becky Gossman, Tina Allen, Jackie Gossman and Susan Beckley.

Three score and six Christmases ago in Ada

Note: The Icon posted this photo several years ago, but as a Christmas scene it's a good one to reflect upon.

It's  rare winter night scene of Main Street, Ada. By the looks of that Buick, we'd say it this photo was taken close to 1953.

We welcome other Icon viewer's comments.

1993 Civic League project

Member of the Ada Junior Civic League, pictured here, cleaned a two-mile section of State Route 81 in April 1993.

Members cleaned up this section of the roadway four times a year as part of the Adopt-a-Highway program.

Standing from left, Katie Baker, Shirley Chambers, Phyllis Griffin, Carolyn Hadley, Linda Runser and Miko Green.

Front from left, Nancy Lile and Sandy Neely. (From collection of Leland Crouse)

Ada's recycling center - 1993

From 1993 - Here are volunteers who operated the Ada recycling center in May 1993. They include members of the Ada American Legion and Legion Auxiliary.

From left, Wilma Hubbell, Verda Helser, Robert Krofft, Robert Hubbell, Florence Pumphrey, Chet Klingler, Ralph Wright and Pauline Shadley. 

Irene Hall is in the foreground. (Photo from Leland Crouse)