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Historical Ada

It's a 1960 Ford Falcon - for ONU athletic department

Here's a photo from Cole Motor Sales archives. It's a 1960 Ford Falcon purchased by the Ohio Northern University athletic department. This was the first year the Falcon was introduced. That's a mean looking polar bear painted on the trunk.

Can an Icon viewer identify the three men in this photo?

1991 Ada Crunch U12 soccer champs

In 1991, the Ada Crunch U12 soccer team won the Black Swamp Soccer League tournament.

Team members, front from left, Randy Searson, Brooks Simon, Nate Ulrey, Chad Miller, Jeff Barnes, Luke Dearth, Jacob Conley and Justin Craig.

Standing from left, Lance Bolen, Coach Jim Ulrey, Shawn Lopez, Chuck Hazelton, Jason Kindle, Jeremy Searson, Heath Craig, Josh Conley, Jared Wolf and Coach Steve Kindle.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)

Ada Boy Scouts in 1991

Here's Ada Boy Scouts placing flags on the gravesites of veterans at Ada's Woodlawn Cemetery in 1991.

From left, kneeling, Rob Straits, Trent Boedicker, Josh Seagrave, Ronnie Telles and Pat Boedicker.

Back row from left, Chad Hazelton, Dennis Straits, Bob Krofft, Mike Boedicker, Tom Lehman II, Tom Lehman and Tim Dyer II.

The photo was taken at the grave of Edwards Dickens, 1830 to 1915. He fought in Company 1 of the 135th Ohio Infantry of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) from 1861 to 1865.

(From the collection of Leland Crouse)


1991 Odyssey of the Mind team

In 1991 four Ada school teams competed in Odyssey of the Mind, a creative problem-solving competition.

Here is the Division One (grades K-5) team, which solved a problem called Transformation. Team members from left, with their winning medals are Liza McVicker, Andrea Szuch, Jessica Avellone, Aniko Ludanyl, Erin Downing, Amanda Reiss and Molly McCurdy.

The coach was Janet Avellone. The team won medals for creativity. (From the collection of Leland Crouse)

1991 Ada boys of summer

Here's the Ada HS baseball team of 1991.

Front from left, Tim Allen*, Wade Evans, Troy Erickson*, Brian Gossard*, Craig Ward*, Matt East, James VanAtta, Sean Downing.

Standing from left, Coach Neal Dumbaugh, Mike Hatton*, Hans Strayer*, Marshall Traster, Jeff Lee*, Randy Preston, Bob Brush*, Mike Weller, Mike Conley, Assistant Coach Dave Allen.

*Letter winners.

(From collection of Leland Crouse)

1996-97 VFW-sponsored softball team

In 1996-1997 Ada VFW Post 9381 sponsored a girls' softball team.

Coaching the team was Keith Miller (red hat) and Randy Fetter (white visor).

Back row, Kate Fletcher, Heather Stratton, Erin Sizemore, Chassidy Boutwell, Jenny Sharock.

Middle row, Kelly Vermillion, Elicia Klopfenstein, Lindsey Conley, Ashley East, Beth Stewart, Courtney East.

Front row, Alicia Fetter, Casey Christopher, Kelly Brant, Kristin Zsembik. (From the collection of Leland Crouse)