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February 22, 2017

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It doesn't take much thought to figure out that the driver of this grey Serra is a dog lover. Monty Siekerman spotted this Pugmobile at a stoplight in Ada.

Settle your roots in Ada

Elizabeth Tremains, ONU student, designed this poster for The Urban Forest Project. The senior graphic design major from Rushsylvania, is one of two students from Ohio Northern to be nominated for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio’s Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. It is the nation’s first intercollegiate online arts competition. Click here to view more of her work.

Quest CEO: "Projecting 9% deposit growth in 2017"

Credit union opened 5th branch last year

Matt Jennings, Quest Federal Credit Union CEO, recently updated credit union owners of progress made in 2016.

Excerpts from his message follow:

2016 was a very busy year with the construction and grand opening of our fifth branch in Upper Sandusky. We updated Quest’s mobile and web banking services, agricultural and consumer loans grew by 8.50% and our membership surpassed 13,000.

Quest finished the year with a bottom line Return On Assets of 0.76%, delinquency at 0.99% and assets of $104 million.

We are projecting 8.50% loan growth, 9.00% deposit growth and overall balance sheet growth that will take our assets to $112 million for year-end 2017.

Will someone please turn down the thermostat?

Three record-hit temps already broken in first 20 days of February

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Note, Bluffton Icon receives its weather reports from a weather observer in Pandora. Due to that distance from Ada, we seldom post Pandora weather stats on Ada Icon. However, with three record temps already broken, this weather story should be of interest to Ada viewers.

February 2017 is headed toward the weather record books.

There’s eight days remaining in the month, and according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, three new record high temperatures are already set.

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An Ada Business and Professionals Women's Club existed in the community in the mid-1950s. Here's a photo of the members...

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The Ada Kiwanis Club will mark its 93rd anniversary when it meets at noon onTuesday, Feb. 28, in McIntosh Center. Kiwanian Jon Umphress will present a program on the club's first year in 1924.

By Cort Reynolds

LIMA BATH - Polar Bears Ashton Dye and Holly Wilson combined to score 48 points and lead Hardin Northern past county rival Ada 60-49 in girls Div. IV first round sectional basketball action Tuesday evening at Bath.

Sophomore Ryan Bruns(Chickasaw/Marion Local) scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Ohio Northern men's basketball team in a tough 72-71 loss to Baldwin Wallace in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team remained at No. 5 in the D3Hoops.com poll, released Monday evening.

The Polar Bears completed their first ever undefeated regular season in school history with victories over Otterbein and Marietta last week.

Freshman Cameron Marous(Brecksville) registered a hat trick in his first collegiate game, leading the Ohio Northern men's lacrosse team in a season-opening 15-7 loss at Kenyon on Tuesday.

Dolores M. Stoodt, age 80, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 8:20am at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio.

                She was born on July 20, 1936 in LaFayette, Ohio to John Wesley and Thelma (Kidd) Stoodt.  They preceded her in death. 

Matt Jennings, Quest Federal Credit Union CEO, recently updated credit union owners of progress made in 2016.

Excerpts from his message follow:

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Note, Bluffton Icon receives its weather reports from a weather observer in Pandora. Due to that distance from Ada, we seldom post Pandora weather stats on Ada Icon.

Participants for the 25th annual Hardin Leadership class, a program designed for the development of informed and effective community leaders, are being recruited now until March 10.

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Linda Dearth special meal tonight from 4-6 p.m

ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., Ada, will host a special meal to benefit Linda Dearth, store manager.

The meal is Crock pot Tuesday, Feb. 21, with serving from 4 to 6 p.m. Persons with questions may call ReStore.

The Icon originally posted an incorrect time for the meal.

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