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Steve Guyton

May 27, 2017

Poetic License

Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

Another win for the staff

The Ada Schools staff won the Crosstown Softball Championship 20-9. Team members included (front row, from left) Kyleigh Tabor, Kristie Steiner, Josh Klein, Jill Laughlin, and Ben Thaxton; (back row) Shawn Christopher, Sean Anderson, Ken Jochims, Mike Styer, Jonathan Lischak, Brittany Lee, and Dan Lee. They competed against first responder - fire, EMT, police - at War Memorial Park on Saturday.

In the blink of an eye

6th graders mulch Railroad Park gardens

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
In the blink of an eye, Ada 6th graders mulched the Railroad Park gardens on Thursday afternoon.

With the help of teachers and several village employees, the 75 students applied a mountain of mulch to all of the beds and planted some annuals.

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This is a tradition that has been going on, toward the end of the school year, for 20 years. The assistance of the school kids saves a lot of labor and, hopefully, gives then an appreciation for the park, its Depot, and the newly-refurbished caboose.

Of ducks, mulch, and scholarships

Poster animals for Ada Lions mulch sale

By Monty Siekerman
One fine morning this week found Mr. and Mrs. Mallard resting in a front yard on West North Avenue.

The couple apparently approved of the recently mulched area of birch trees and hosta plants, which leads me into a "commercial" for the Ada Lions Club mulch sale.

Most Saturdays in May have been rainy, putting a damper in the service club's main project of raising money for scholarships for graduating Ada High School students. Thus, the club is extending its sale into June so gardeners can order more mulch and the club can earn more money for scholarships.

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This is Huber's Furniture and Appliances store on Main Street Ada. The year is 1953.

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GENEVA — Junior Emily Richards(Delaware/Hayes) raced into the 800-meter run finals on the second day of the 2017 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Fridayafternoon at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
In the blink of an eye, Ada 6th graders mulched the Railroad Park gardens on Thursday afternoon.

By Monty Siekerman
One fine morning this week found Mr. and Mrs. Mallard resting in a front yard on West North Avenue.

Bluffton invites bicycle riders on a ride to remember.

CLICK HERE to visit Ride To Remember website.

GENEVA — Sophomore Maddy Reed(Lucasville/Piketon) earned All-America honors in the women's pole vault to lead a strong performance for the Ohio Northern women's outdoor track and field team on the first day of the 2017 NCAA Div. III Outdoor National Championships at the SPIRE Institute.

GENEVA — Senior Kase Schalois (Van Wert) was the lone competitor for the Ohio Northern men's track and field team on day one of the men's side of the 2017 NCAA Div. III National Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Thursday afternoon.

The Ada Lions Club elected officers on Wednesday evening during a dinner meeting at the Center on Central.

From left are Bernie Mackey, president; Paul Fletcher, vp; Jason Hoschak, vp; Bob Simmons, vp; Jerry Dearth, treasurer; Rob Kanzig, secretary; Ronnie Cheney, lion tamer.

"One berry, two berry, pick me a Blueberry!" So begins Jamberry by Bruce Degen. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy blueberries and the Ada Music Boosters are ready to provide them.

The Boosters are holding a blueberry sale to benefit the  2017-18 school year music programs.

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Thoughts on the death of James Bond

Well, one James Bond, that is

(Hum the James Bond Theme while reading this)

Dum dum dum dum
Dum dum dum dum

da da tee da da da daa
da da ta da daaaaaa

da da tee da  da da daaa
da de da dot ta da daaaaaaaa

Roger Moore was never my favorite James Bond. I mean, Sean Connery, come on. Nobody’s “Bond, James Bond,” like the Scot.

Never mind. When James Bond dies – even if it is Roger Moore - my thoughts go flashing back again to…Goldfinger.

The first time I saw James Bond was in the Carma Theatre with a bunch of the boys…Kent Kinsinger, John Lehman, probably Max Eastman. Maybe Larry Eikenbary. We were, I believe, freshmen on bicycles.

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