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Ada women's Cosmopolitan Club - 1953

The year is 1953. Here is the Ada women's Cosmopolitan Club. The club was organized in 1935 and state federated in 1945.

You certainly recognize some famiiar Ada names here including Marshall, Stambaugh, Hindall, Bowden, Cole, Neiswander and Stober, for example.

And, we see Mary Bowden in the second row. Who else do you recognize in this group of Ada women?

Once upon a time in Ada: 1911 was a year of interesting events

Billiy Sunday spoke at ONU, first electric clock in Ada, Boy Scout organize, motor installed on Presbyterian Church pipe organ

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
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 March 1911 - Prof. Frank B. Willis of Ohio Northern University was the newly elected Congressman from the Eighth Ohio district, is to be retained on the faculty and will teach economics and law.

March 1911 - high school boys organized an athletic association “to promote better and purer athletics.” First officers were Russell Meyer, president; Eugene Ewing, vice president; Claud Neiswander, secretary; and Von Spellman, treasurer.

Here's Ada's eighth grade choir from...39 school years ago!

Can you find yourself here? It's the Ada eight grade choir during the 1977-78 school year.

This Bluffton picture has an Ada connection

This Bluffton picture has an Ada connection. It is this week's Bluffton Icon historical photo. And because of the Ada connect, we are curious if an Ada viewer can help us with more additional information.

Taken in the 1914-15 school year this Bluffton College student group called themselves “Student Volunteers.” It turns out that members of this group intended to enter the Christian mission field upon graduating from college.

Here’s who they are:

Top from left, H.W. Berky (faculty advisor), Floyd Pannabecker, Lloyd Pannabecker and Walter Niswander.

Once upon a time in Ada: Can you name the year the new firehouse opened?

Maybe this helps: Walter "Red" Anspach was fire chief

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crous
[email protected]

On Oct. 7, 1973, the Ada firemen held an open house of their new building.

The firemen were Russ Hathaway, assixtant chief; Walter “Red” Anspach, chief; Dwight Musser; Don Fisher; Louis Kipker;Darryl Kent; Ralph Fisher; Grover Carey; Hugh Murphy; Al Kallman; Roger Tarr; John Dearth; Jay Epley; Bob Shields; Bill Clum; Dave Simon; Lowell Musser; Jim Krejci; Pete Reese and Dean Hughes.

Madrigal singers at Ada High School

Here are the Ada High School Madrigal Singers from the 1977-78 school year. The student names are on the photo.

Are you in the photo?