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Watch the short story Interclass contestants read their works

The 114th annual Ada High School Interclass Competition enters Day 3. Icon viewers may watch today’s contestants on the video at the bottom of this story. 

Three short contestants in today’s video are:
Sophomore - Carmen Mancuso
Junior - Aleece Al-Olimat
Senior - Kaylee Huffer

Because of the no-school situation, the competition is on YouTube and may be viewed on the Icon and Ada Bulldogs Facebook. CLICK HERE to view the entire competition program.

Once upon a time in Ada

Robert Krofft earns silver beaver award

By Leland Crouse
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February 1994:
Robert Krofft has earned the Silver Beaver award. This is the highest award a Boy Scout volunteer can receive. Bob has been a volunteer scout leader for 35 years.

During that time he distinguished himself as the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 124. He has also served as the Troop Committee Chairman and Chartered Partner Representative as well as Committee Member for the Cub Scout Pack and Troop 124. He has also been awarded the Hardin District Award of Merit.

Once upon a time in Ada - Track records

By Leland Crouse
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Ada Track Records: April 1994
- Three boys track records from the 1960s still stand at Ada High School: 

Dennis Burris holds the 110 meter high hurdle record of 14.6 seconds set in 1964.

Richard Conley has the discus record of 165’.5” in 1967.

Brian Peppler holds the 800 meter run mark of 1:56.9 set in 1968.

1993 Ada HS golfers

Photo courtesy of Leland Crouse
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Members of the Ada High School golf team during the 1993 season are front row from left: Owen Smith, Ryan Moser, Kevin Bucher, Brian Beckley, Doug Deringer and Brian Gulbis.

Standing from left: Matthew Reese, Lee Mentzer, Jeff Fleming, Andy Knoble, Ty Traxler, Dusty Donley and John Katsaras.

Once upon a time in Ada: Young Riders 4-H Club

By Leland Crouse
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Members of the Ada Young Riders 4-H Club in 1993.

Members pictured front from left, Rikki Steingass, Mandy Coburn, Sara Kindle and Sarah Kuk.

Standing from left, Kim Wagner, Jessi Dearth Jacqueline Kuk and Honest Coburn.

Other members, not pictured, were Jessica Gonzalez, Cassy Gonzalez, Erin Cole, Scott Rettig, Liza McVicker and Eleanor Kurtz.

Once upon a time in Ada

Carolyn Boutwell helped start girls’ softball in Ada

By Leland Crouse
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This story is from 1993 – Mention Carolyn Boutwell and chances are people will think of athletics and girls’ softball.

The long-time girls’ softball mentor has coached her current team of 11-12-year-olds to a 10-1 record with one game remaining this season.

A win would seal another Northwest Girls’ League championship for Ada. Last year’s team, undefeated in the league, went on to win the tournament to finished with a 13-0 season record.