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Historical Ada

From 60 years past

Here are members of the Ada High School H-Y boys' organization from the 1961 yearbook. Member names are under the photo.

60 planting seasons ago in Ada

Here's the Ada High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) from the 1960-61 school year.

Front row from left, Paul Rausch, George Fee, Delbert Henry, Roger Burkholder and Chester Cheney.

Second row from left, Mr. J.J. Kreglow, Gary Wright, Wynn Hauenstein, Calvin Conley, Jim Treen and Ron Crouse.

Third row from left, Frank Badertscher, Bruce Brown, Gary Eckenrode, Ron Weihrauch, Don Everhart, Jerry Williams and Bryon Weihrauch.

37 pep bands ago

Here’s the Ada High School pep band from the 1983-84 school year.

Front from left, Meagan Shult, Mr. McDowell, Paul Saffell.

Row 2, Brian Nell, Ted Griffith, David Keller, Lauri Epley, Susan Stahl, Sheri Mathewson, Starlene Wright, Amy Siekerman.

Row 3, Mindy West, Cindy Gossel, Heather Saffell, Kerri Reiter, Sabori Bhattacharya, Karl Oliver.

Row 4, Scott Mullins, Joe Bruskotter, Dee-Dee Wolber, Lisa Wiley, Sheri Wince, Sandy Stahl.

Row 5, Becky Ramsey, Eric Turner, Clint Rex, Brenda Deringer, Kent Oliver, Jean Baughman.

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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