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Historical Ada

National Honor Society, one-half century ago

Here's the Ada High School National Honor Society from the 1970-71 school year.

Back row from left, Mr. Coe, adviser, Becky Hull, Russ Berger, Diane Bosse, Dave Stoop.

Center row from left, Jeff Anderson, Kay Van Atta, Jackie Wiley, Dave Tong, Paulette Schmidt.

Front row from left, Faith Hall, Kathy Bettinger and Candee Dock.

Latin Club at Ada HS 1960-61

Ada High School Latin Club 1960-61 – 

Back row from left, Mike Bowden, Etoile Heifner, Bruce Noe, Dolores Taylor, Larry Rodgers and Joe Banks.

Third row from left, Mrs. Price, David Munro, Dick Klingenberger, Becky Hetrick, Steven Stambaugh and Janet Calvert.

Second row from left, Evon Kerr, Tana Tipple, Nancy Koch, Sharon Sobers and Gretchen Archer.

Front row from left, Kathy James, Brad Hindall, Cheryl LaViness, Daniel Collett and Debbie Reese.

In the heart of Ada 70 years ago

You have to be a long-time Ada resident to recognize this once-familiar business, Hal and Jean's Barbecue. It was located a 111 Central Aveue and had an easy phone number to remember: 4521. Just don't try dialing it; you'll need an operator's assistance.

This advertisement is from the Ada High School yearbook of 1951. In the photo are Janice Irwin, serving the boss's daughter, Jean Van Atta.

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60 season ago, these Bulldogs were 7-1-1

Here's the 1960 Ada High School Bulldog football team. Player names are listed on the photo. The team, playing as an independent went 7-1-1. Season results are below.

70 football season past

The Icon's most recent historic Ada photo showed the Ada High School football team from 1940.

Here's a leap forward 10 season to the 1950 Bulldogs. This team, playing as an independent, finished the season 6-3. The names of the players are under the photo and the season summary is below - taken from the high school yearbook.

Meet the Bulldogs of 80 seasons past

Here is the Ada High School Bulldog football team of 1940. Unfortunately, the yearbook did not provide names of players.

The yearbook did provide a summary of the season, which is attached below. Phil Shipe was the coach. The team compiled a 6-3 overall record, playing as an independent.