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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada: Officers of '93 Legion Auxiliary

By Leland Crouse
They led the Legion Auxiliary in ’93-94: 

Officers of the Ada American Legion Auxiliary during 1993-94 are, front from left, Opal Anspach, historian; Irene Hall, second secretary; June Keith, first vice-president; Peg Binkley chaplain and Mildred Shilling, second vice-president.

Back from left, Verda Helser, treasurer; Elsie Tressel, first secretary and Wilma Hubbell, president.

Ada High School FFA officers 1993

Officers of the Ada High School Future Farmers of America in 1993 were, from left, Aaron McDougle, student advisor; Chad Goodwin, treasurer; Angie Hoffman, president; Chad Hazelton, secretary; Crystal Sharrock, Vice President; Joel Klingler, chaplain; Chip LaRue, sentinel and Trish Long, reporter.

Tuesday's Kiwanis speaker

Lu Anne Cooke of the Ohio Lt. Governor’s office was guest speaker at Tuesday's Ada Kiwanis Club, meeting at ONU's McIntosh Center.

She talked about Ohio House Bill 2, the recently pass legislation establishing a Tech Credit program in Ohio. (Jon Umphress photo)

Once upon a time in Ada

By Leland Crouse
Excerpt from Small Town Sampler by Betty Miller
29 Sep 1993 - A target date of December 1993, for the completion of the restoration of the Pennsylvania caboose in Railroad Park would mark the 90th anniversary of another Ada Community project. The old Civil War cannon resting on its granite base in Railroad Park was dedicated in 1903.

When rollerblade hockey was king in Ada

By Leland Crouse
July 1993 a group of Ada youngsters created a neat summer pastime playing “rollerblade hockey.” It all started initially with just a few neighborhood kids in the north end of town playing street hockey. They soon found that it was a lot more fun and a lot faster wearing rollerblades. 

“A couple of us have been playing hockey for several years,” explains Joel Hauenstein age 11 and a member of the Strikers team. “We got some other kids interested and formed teams.” 

Ever bowled a 300?

By Leland Crouse
May, 1974 Harold Marshall received a clock trophy and a check for $100 for the first ever 300 game bowled at Norada Lanes, Ada.

Dave Parshall made the presentation at the Ada Men’s Bowling Association Banquet on May 25.

The second 300 game was not until January 1993 by Phil Austin, Lima, Ohio.

In January 1978 Charles Deringer bowled a 299 at Norada Lanes.