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May 27, 2015

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Music on Main returns

The popular Music on Main returns to downtown Ada in June and July, thanks to the Buy Ada First committee. Click here for details.


What decade did you graduate from high school?

Bear hug

A polar bear needs a hug on a warm (at last) summer day, so Anna Ibarra obliges. She and her brother, from Oxford, Mich., were at the ONU stadium on Saturday afternoon to play in National Premiere League soccer matches, which brought three teams to campus for a weekend of competition. Teams from Ohio and Michigan consisted of high schoolers age 15 to 18. (Monty Siekerman)

Help building a school, sharing the Gospel, purpose of Uganda trip by Ada residents...and a wedding anniversary

By Monty Siekerman
Bob Gould and his wife Abby (formerly Abby Epley) head to Uganda on June 4 to help build a school and share The Gospel as part of their mission work with their local church, Crossroads Church of God located on State Route 309 west of Ada.

The team will also include Ada residents Christian and Kayla Breedlove and Anna Yoakam among the seven people going this year.

Bob says most of the people on the islands of Lake Victoria live in mud huts without electricity or running water.

He has gone to the African nation six times to help build churches and schools. The nation is roughly 85% Christian and 12% Muslim.

Got mulch? I'll take a trailer load

Jerry Dearth and Beth Fenton shovel in a load of mulch at the Ada Lions Club mulch sale at Bass Trucking on State Route 81 west of town.

Club members have sold six semi loads of black and brown mulch so far this year and will continue the sale another two or three weeks. Mulch can be ordered by calling 419-302-5987 for delivery on Saturdays.

The sales area is open for pickup at 8 a.m. Saturdays until done. Delivery costs $10 in Ada and surrounding area or $20 a distance away.

This year the club gave out $6,100 in scholarships to nine Ada graduating seniors, and a total of $61,000 over the past 13 years. (Monty Siekerman)

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Jon Ummphress provided this photo to the Icon. It reads: "Lest we forget!" Men of the Ada community who gave their lives...

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"Oklahoma!" comes to Ada High School stage this weekend
Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad freight passes through Ada, 4-9-15
Ada ReStore Senior Dance, 3-24-15
ONU Delta Sigma Phi's Polar Plunge, 2-21-15

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Say it ain't so - staff members with decades of experience saying goodbye to Ada schools

“Happy retirement!” reads the poster in the school.

The message carries a lot of weight. More than you realize.

Seven staff members with over 117 years of combined experience will leave the school system at the end of the school year.


They are listed with the number of years in the Ada system or years of teaching experience, plus their present Ada position.

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