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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)

It's a 1960 Ford Falcon - for ONU athletic department

Here's a photo from Cole Motor Sales archives. It's a 1960 Ford Falcon purchased by the Ohio Northern University athletic department. This was the first year the Falcon was introduced. That's a mean looking polar bear painted on the trunk.

Can an Icon viewer identify the three men in this photo?

1991 Ada Crunch U12 soccer champs

In 1991, the Ada Crunch U12 soccer team won the Black Swamp Soccer League tournament.

Team members, front from left, Randy Searson, Brooks Simon, Nate Ulrey, Chad Miller, Jeff Barnes, Luke Dearth, Jacob Conley and Justin Craig.

Standing from left, Lance Bolen, Coach Jim Ulrey, Shawn Lopez, Chuck Hazelton, Jason Kindle, Jeremy Searson, Heath Craig, Josh Conley, Jared Wolf and Coach Steve Kindle.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Ada Boy Scouts in 1991

Here's Ada Boy Scouts placing flags on the gravesites of veterans at Ada's Woodlawn Cemetery in 1991.

From left, kneeling, Rob Straits, Trent Boedicker, Josh Seagrave, Ronnie Telles and Pat Boedicker.

Back row from left, Chad Hazelton, Dennis Straits, Bob Krofft, Mike Boedicker, Tom Lehman II, Tom Lehman and Tim Dyer II.

The photo was taken at the grave of Edwards Dickens, 1830 to 1915. He fought in Company 1 of the 135th Ohio Infantry of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) from 1861 to 1865.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)