Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • The Historic Ada Passenger Depot Timeline
    · 1830 - settlers began farming rich Hog Creek marsh land, known as "fever alley" due to the swampy conditions

    · 1852 - 160 acres of land purchased & platted by William Mitchell that later became the Village of Johnstown, later renamed Ada

    · 1852 - S.M. Johnson set up sawmill

    · 1853 - Ohio & Indiana RR came through Ohio, Johnson's oak "mudsills" were contracted for the rails to be laid upon 
  • Sharon Binkley, the Holy Roller
    Sharon Binkley most definitely fit the definition of an Ada Treasure. However, with her unexpected and sudden passing earlier this month she was not able to be interviewed directly. 
  • A life on the Ada Chain Gang: Dave Simon
    ADA - Many volunteers are essential in making a football game happen. Few are as vital, yet unrecognized, as the Chain Gang! The three to four person crew who run the chains are responsible for marking the invisible barrier the offensive team must cross, in no more than four attempts, in order to retain the football, repeat the process, and make their way toward a touchdown. 
  • Serving our veterans and our community: Ada VFW Post 9381
    "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of readiness to die." -G.K. Chesterton

    ADA - For this upcoming Veteran's Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, what better "Salute to Ada's Treasures" than to salute our local veterans? The Ream McElroy VFW Post 9381 seemed the most obvious place to spotlight. 
  • Linking Ada's past to its present: Leland Crouse, Ada Historian
    There's a saying, "Don't talk badly about people in Hardin County, because they're probably related to the person you're talk with somehow!" No one knows how true this statement is more than Leland "Lee" Crouse. Crouse was passed the torch from former Ada Historian, the late and beloved Betty Miller, and has taken Ada history to new heights with current technology. 
  • Out of the ground and into the kiln: Chesser Pottery 
    ADA - Remember childhood days playing in mud? You can almost feel the cool, slimy mud squishing through your fingers and the pride when you created delectable mud pies. Bruce Chesser found to his surprise that one could make a living creating in mud! 

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