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Once upon a time in Ada

Ada Crunch soccer team undefeated in 1992

By Leland Crouse

October 1992
The Ada Crunch soccer team finished with a prefect 11-0 record thanks to a dominating final game 12-0 win over Riverdale’s Rangers.

Scoring for Ada: Justin Craig, three goals, two assists; Nate Ulrey, two goals and one assist; Jeff Keifer, Luke Dearth and Jeremy Parkins, two goals each: Shaun Hood, one goal, one assist; Jared Wolf, Matt Nichols and Garrett Birchfield with one assist each.

This is a young team, with nine out of the 14 players being first year U-12’s.

Once upon a time in Ada

1,000 yard football players

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
Newspaper clipping from fall 1992:
Craig Roberson joins the list of Ada HS athletes who gained at least 1,000 yards during their varsity football career. Roberson rushed for 1,139 yards and scored 12 TCs in 10 games in 1977. Roberson caught two Stan Parshall passes for 25 more yards. The Bulldogs finished 7-2-1 under Coach Jeff Wise during the 1992 football season.

Once upon a time in Ada

History of War Memorial Park Stadium

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
History of War Memorial Park Stadium
It’s time to replace the original wooden bleachers!

Once upon a time in Ada

Midwinter Fairs

By Leland Crouse
lelandcrouse@hughes.net
Mid-Winter Fair
Excerpt from Small Town Sampler by Betty Miller

February 19, 1992

Once upon a time in Ada

Messick's dime store

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
Small Town Sampler
Betty Miller
13 May 1992 - The Ada Herald

Depending on your age you called it the racket store, the five and ten, the dime store or the variety store. If you had a nickel or a dollar you could leave the store with two or three items.

Once upon a time in Ada

By Leland Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net
August 23, 1876 - St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized at the home of Samuel Anspach, Esq., by Rev. J.L. Smith, missionary president of this synod with the following membership; Samuel Anspach and wife, John W. Umbaugh and wife, J.H. Umbaugh and wife, S.M. Anspach and wife, Augustus Cronbaugh and wife, Luther M. McCreary and Mrs. A. Oberlin.

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