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Once upon a time in Ada: See who was in charge of the F & M Picnic 43 years ago

Once upon a time in Ada: 43 years ago at the F&M

By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

July 1973 Wayne Fleming was the president of the Ada Farmers & Merchants Picnic Board: Dale Bucher, secretary and Dale Gardner, treasurer.

The day in August, parking will be in charge of the Boy Scouts with Park Elwood and Earl Baughman overseeing. Mrs. Vera Oates of the Ada Garden Club is in charge of the flower show. Mrs. Carol Griffin and Mrs. Harold Henry are in charge of the queen contest.

Harold Henry and Mack Fisher are in charge of the pet parade and Eldon Decker in charge of the pony pull.

Once upon a time in Ada: Did you know Lincoln was once Mill Street?

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

• September 1,1909 Petition to have Mill Street changed to Lincoln and another petition changing Hooser to Highland. Normal Street changed to College. Margaret Street had been changed to Main Street before 1904. Williams on one side of Main and Peach on the other were changed to University.

Once upon a time in Ada: Methodists appear early in Ada's history

By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

METHODISM IN ADA
This church history was borrowed from “A History of the Ada United Methodist Church-Celebrating a Century: Reflections of Faith 1899-1999

Things about Ada you don't know: When did Ada join Apollo Career Center?

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

April 1973 a vote described as cast “for the benefit of the children in the district” was one of five stands taken by Ada School Board members which signaled the district’s unanimous decision to join the newly formed Apollo Joint Vocational School District.

The vote, taken at a special Board meeting, came after voters in Elida, Bath, Shawnee and Wapakoneta approved a 2.25 mill, 10 year levy to construct, equip and maintain the JVS facility.

Once upon a time in Ada: A 470-year-old organization visited Ada

Material collected by Lee Crouse

On Jan. 21, 1969, the world famous Vienna Choir Boys, a 470-year-old organization of the Vienna Choir Boys appeared at Lehr Memorial at Ohio Northern University.

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lcrouse@centurylink.net

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