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November 27, 2015

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December 1

  • Ada Presbyterian soup-salad supper, auction, 5:30 p.m.
  • Hardin County Homemaker's Christmas program, First United Methodist

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And it is spectacular!

Don't miss the ONU Holiday Spectacular coming this weekend. Click here for details and ticket information.


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60 new coats

The Knights of Columbus in Kenton gave ReStore in Ada 60 new coats to distribute. Here, Linda Dearth shows some of the remaining coats to give to those in need. The supply of jackets flew out the window during the first cold snap. ReStore is in need of more new coats, especially ones for young children, if you are inclined to contribute. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Ada chamber says "Come downtown to celebrate Small Business Saturday"

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 28 and the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce has several reasons to bring shoppers to downtown.

Santa hangs out at New Leaf - enjoy our photo album with lots of decorating ideas

Santa and all his friends hang out at New Leaf. The shop, north of Ada, is beautifully decorated for Christmas and offers lots of holiday decorating supplies.

It offers cut Christmas trees, poinsettias and Christmas cactus.

Santa showed the Icon around the shop earlier this week.

• Please enjoy our photo album, an attachment at the bottom of this story.
• And, watch our video of the shop, also at the bottom of the story.

New Leaf Christmas season hours are:
Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays Noon to 4 p.m.

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History lesson

It was 21 wheat season ago, and corn plantings and soybean plantings ago that this photo was taken.

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2015 New Leaf Christmas display
Festival of Trees, 2015
Hardin County holiday events video
2015 Ada Halloween parade

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Like tic-tac-toe? Here's a new way to think of the game

Put on your  math thinking caps.

The Icon invited Chris Leuthold, adjunct math instructor at Bluffton University, to provide The Icon with some math puzzles.

We want to assist our viewers with ways to survive the long, dark winter nights. Chris rates  the level of difficulty  in his quizzes from 1 to 4, with 4 being the toughest.

He rates this week's quiz as a 1.

Here's the first:
In a standard tic-tac-toe grid (see image with this story), what is the most number of boxes that can contain an "X" without showing three in a row in any direction.


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