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Once upon a time in Ada: Read what happened in Ada in the 1880s

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

July 5, 1883 - the Carmen Post No. 101 Grand Army of the Republic was formed.

December 8, 1883 - The Home Savings Building and Loan association was chartered, with Albert B. Charles as secretary, treasurer.

1884 - the law college at Ohio Northern University was formed.

Feb. 1-2, 1884 - the first farmers institute was held at Ada.

Feb. 1885 - the first house numbers were being used.

June 14, 1886 - the first ordinances against liquors sales passed.

Once upon a time in Ada: Did you know there was an Ada community band in 1880?

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

In1880 the Ada Community band was organized. Among members of the first band were “Squire” Lantz, Chris Young, Henry Young, William Young, M.V. Gilbert, Ed. Gilbert, Wesley Gilbert, Lem Linderman and George Loudenslager. The band celebrated their 55th anniversary in 1935.

Lee Crouse tells us that 1890 was a good year to live in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

January 1890 Articles of incorporation for the Ada Tri-County Fair Company have been filed and stock books will probably be opened soon. The capital stock will be $10,000 divided into 100 shares.

February 25, 1890, the ONU military contest was inaugurated that was to become of great importance in the development of the school.

Early 1890s the Ada Water, Heat, Light & Power Company was granted a franchise for furnishing hot and cold water to Ada.

Once upon a time in Ada: 100 years ago Ada High School orchestra organized

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

1916 the Ada High School Orchestra was organized in the year 1916 with the following members playing their respective parts:

Director, Hazel Dobbins; Pianist, Khiva Harvey; First Violin, Louella Phillips, Lowell Snyder, Maurice Elder, Virgil May, John Wells; Cornet, Mark Shanklin, Carl Klingler, Merle Agin, Paul Poling; Clarinet, Donavan Isham;

Meet next school year's Ada Music Booster officers

The Ada school Music Boosters this week announced its 2016-17 officers. They are:
• Shane Wright – president
• Arlene Allison and Amy Spar - vice presidents, communications, publicity and marketing
• Amy Morgan and Arlene Allison – vice presidents, fundraising
• Beth Milks and Shelly Hopson – vice presidents, parent involvement and activities
• Secretary – Cindy Boehnm
• Treasurer – Dave Smittle
• Assistant treasurer – Amy Morgan
• Bingo volunteer coordinator* – Kelly Wright
• SCRIP coordinator* – Kim Smittle
     * Volunteer/appointed

Once upon a time in Ada: When did girls' basketball return to Ada HS?

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

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