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Historical Ada

The quiz bowl team that won the 40-team WS Lake Campus invitational

For the second time in three years the Ada High School Quiz team qualified for national competition. By winning the 40-team Wright State Lake Campus Scholarship Bowl Invitational Tournament held March 23 and 25, 1993, in Celina, Ada has earned the right to advance to competition on the national level.

Members of the team are from left, Keri Kindle, David Movis, Randy Brown, Stella Kurtz and Alice Wamer.

(Leland Crouse collection)

It took place in 1992

It happened in 1992 - Annabelle Reese and her daughter Linda Vermillion (cafeteria staff member), Beverly Rogers (cafeteria manager), and Evelyn Epley (retired cook) chat following the first-ever Ada schools senior citizens Christmas luncheon. Ada school bus drivers picked up the Senior Citizens for the special luncheon. (Photo from Leland Crouse collection)


Ada's 1992 top athletes

Here are the Ada High School super athletes recognized in 1992 at the Ada sports awards program.

Front from left, Erin Klingler, Becky Peiger, Brittney Strayer, Missy Kidd, Mandy Knell and Stephanie Wolf.

Second row from left, Kelly Brown, Adam Ferguson, Tony Williams, Matt Scott, Billy Lammers.

Back row from left, Chris Hayes, Brad Jones, Rusty Carpenter and Thomas Hruschka. Absent was Erin Brown.

From the collection of Leland Crouse.

Ada Neighborhood Club, 1950s

Here's a photo of the Ada Neighbor Club from the 1950s. Names of members are under the photo. From the collection of Leland Crouse.

Ada Boy Scouts in 1967

Here's Ada Boy Scout troop 124 in July, 1967.

Back row from left - Morris (Base Camp Staff), Tally DaPore (Trip Voyager), Joe DaPore, Dennis Tressel, John Reese, Norman Rex and Dale Madison.

Front row from left, Tim English, Joe Bischoff, Tim Davis and Nolan Helser.

(Photo provided by Leland Crouse)

Ada youth in the 1880s.

Here is a photo of either a Ada children in a school or church photo. Harry Hahn, the boy in the center is the only person identified. His parents, Albert and  Flora Hahn, owned a bakery in Ada in the 1880s.

The photo was taken by A.W. Clutter, manager and operator of The Gilbert (photo) Gallery, Ada. See the identification at the bottom of the photo

The photo is from the collection of Fred Steiner, Bluffton, Harry Hahn is his great-uncle.