Join the Ada library book club - "The Alchemist" is next - check out a copy today


Join the Ada library book club - "The Alchemist" is next - check out a copy today

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Tiffanie Sumney

October 19, 2017

Congrats to Melina Woods - three-time NWC
volleyball most valuable player of the year!

United Way, Viva Maria's and ONU lacrosse team go "All-Out"

What does the Hardin United Way, Viva Maria's and the ONU men's lacrosse team have in common? Find out on Monday, Oct. 23. The lacrosse team will volunteer for an "All-Out" United Way night at the popular Ada restaurant. Viva Maria's has pledged a portion of Monday's sales to United Way. Click for complete details.

The go-to tech person

It's Chloe Noel and she's at the public library

By Monty Siekerman
Need help with a computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone, printer--most anything in the tech world?

The go to person is Chloe Noel, who will be at the Ada Public Library on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., to offer free service to patrons.

Noel, a graduate of Riverdale High School and ONU, will also be at these locations during the week:
• Ridgemont Public Library, Mondays, 11-6;
• Forest Public Library, Tuesdays, 10-6:30;
• Hardin Northern Library in Dunkirk, Thursdays, noon-6;
• Mary Lou Johnson Library in Kenton, Fridays, 9-5.

The Music Man is quite a treat

Alan Seibert woos his Vancrest audience

By Monty Siekerman
Alan Seibert knows how to woo a crowd. Known as The Music Man, he had the residents of Ada Vancrest singing and clapping along to his guitar playing on Tuesday afternoon.

A large group of the residents was on hand to enjoy his performance. He also plays piano, harmonica, and drums, but the Ada senior citizens seem to like his singing and guitar playing, so that's what he sticks to when he is in Ada. Because of his popularity, he is invited to the retirement facility every two months to entertain.

History lesson

Here's members of the Ada High School National Honor Society from the 1977-78 school year. Names are under the photo.

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Bulldog Update

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Several Ada girls soccer players were named All-Northwest
Conference and All-NCOSA for 2017 in voting conducted by the league
coaches recently.

Bulldog freshman defender Brenna Hissong and sophomore midfielder Bella
East each made first team All-NWC.

Sophomore forward Katie Butterfield and senior keeper Anney Archer were
voted second team All-NWC. Butterfield made honorable mention NWC in 2016.

Junior midfielder Hailey Callahan and sophomore forward Ella Poling were
voted honorable mention All-NWC.

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Ada senior Logan Williams led four Bulldog soccer standouts
named first team All-Northwest Conference in voting conducted by league
coaches recently at Delphos.

Williams finished second in the league Player of the Year balloting to
Tristan Smucker of Bluffton.

Joining the goal-scoring Williams on the NWC first team from Ada were
high-scoring junior forward Chris Reyes, senior midfielder ball
distributor Noah Pinkney and steady junior defender Noah Garmon.

Story by Cort Reynolds - photos by Vickie Garmon
ADA - The Ada boys soccer team won its Div. III sectional opening round
match over visiting Willard Tuesday evening, 4-0.

The victory lifted the Bulldog record to 12-5. The sixth-seeded purple and
gold advance to visit second seed Mansfield Christian Saturday in second
round play.

Chris Reyes netted three goals to lead Ada to the victory. Jon Allen added
the other score. Miguel Jordan and Noah Pinkney each passed out one

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Yesterday's Top Story

USV wins this friendly food fight

Final score: USV $4,383, Ada $3,540

By Monty Siekerman
USV beat Ada in total sales in a three-hour contest during McTeachers Night at Ada McDonald's. USV sales were $4,383 while Ada's totaled $3,540.

Early in the evening, it looked like Ada would win hands down since customers were lined up out the door and onto the front sidewalk when the clock struck 5 o'clock. But USV held their own and blew Ada out of the water.


The schools vied for highest sales from 5-8 p.m. on back-to-back Mondays. In any case, both school systems won. Ada will receive $1,700. The total for USV has not been determined yet.

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October 18, 2017

Dear Editor:

No smoke, no fire.

The arrival of a fire truck interrupted Meri Skilliter's talk at the weekly Rotary Club lunch meeting at The Inn on Tuesday.

Viva Maria's is joining the campaign "All-Out for United Way!"

Owner Susan Fricano has pledged a portion of restaurant sales on Monday, Oct. 23, in support of the United Way of Hardin campaign.

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Poetic License

Ohio Beef - this is a speciality plate the Icon saw on Main Street Bluffton. It's a Hancock County plate we spotted on a dark  blue Toyota Highlander.

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