+++ Good luck, Klava, at the Division II state swim meet!

        

+++ Good luck, Klava, at the Division II state swim meet!

        
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Jami and David Dellifield

February 21, 2018
 

ONU's Emily Richards Division III women's
national athlete of the week - 2nd week in row!

On exhibit at Vancrest

Noah Archer, Ada first grader, has a great artistic career ahead of him. This creative underwater art work by Noah is one of a selection of pieces of Ada elementary currently on exhibit at Vancrest. Other pieces, which continue below are by Victoria Rausch, Paige Beckwith, Jackson Bowden and Aliyah Kober.

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Ada wears maroon and silver for a day

School colors of Florida school where 17 died

By Monty Siekerman
It was maroon and silver rather than purple and gold at Ada Schools on Tuesday.

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Students and staff were asked to wear the school colors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in memory of the 17 students and teachers who died there at the hands of a gunman last week.

Gatekeepers, the newly-organized local chapter of the American Mental Health Alliance, asked those who would be at Ada Schools on Tuesday to wear the Parkland, Fla., school colors in memory of those who died and in honor of those who survived.

Helpful book worms

Ada Kiwanis members assist in moving library books to their proper place

By Monty Siekerman
Poof.

Ada Kiwanis members turned into book worms Tuesday at the Ada Public Library.

Actually, members of the service club pitched in to help move books back to their proper place as construction of the library’s addition and renovation nears completion.

The library has remained open for patron use nearly every day since the major expansion began late last summer.

Books were somewhat out of order as they were moved here and there, depending on the construction work for the day; however library staff could head patrons in the right direction to find what they needed.

History lesson

It's 1903 and here's Ada's Pennsylvania Railroad passenger depot, on the double-track Chicago to New York line. What's...

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A week after setting the all-time Div. III 800-meter run record at the GVSU Big Meet, senior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) has been named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Div. III Women's National Track Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week for her efforts at the Sliverston Invitational on Friday evening.

Richards was the first collegiate athlete across the finish line in the 1-mile run on Friday evening and finished second overall in the event.

By Cort Reynolds
BOWLING GREEN - Three Ada girls and boys swimmers competed in the Division II swim districts at Bowling Green State University Friday evening, with one earning a return visit to the state meet at Canton.

Ada sophomore Klava Katayama took fifth in the 50-yard freestyle and finished sixth in the 100 butterfly race to qualify for the state meet at Canton in both events.

Katayama will compete Feb. 22-23 at the 42nd annual girls' Ohio state meet. The boys' state meet is being held for the 91st time.

The Ohio Northern men's tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision to Franciscan on Saturday afternoon before defeating Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 6-3 on Saturday afternoon at Peters Township Tennis Center.

The Polar Bears move to 3-2 on the season.

In the contest against Franciscan, sophomore Connor Christian (Gallipolis/Gallia Academy) teamed up with junior Jake Abbott (Kenton) to claim a 9-8 victory at No. 2 doubles.

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Kindergarten registration March 12-16

Screening takes place May 7-8

Ada Schools kindergarten registration will be held from 8:45 until 3 p.m.during the week of March 12-16. Also, registration will be offered on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. 

Here are the details:

Your child does not have to attend registration.  During registration you will be able to set up a time for your child’s kindergarten screening to be held May 7 or May 8.  Your child will need to come with you for screening in May.
 

At the time of registration you must bring the following:

Child’s birth certificate

Child’s social security card

Child’s immunization record

Custody papers, if applicable

Newest Stories

Jon Cross photographed with (L-to-R) Hardin County Sheriff Keith A. Everhart, Logan County Sheriff Randall J. Dodds and Hancock County Sheriff Michael E. Heldman.  

Photo Credit: Cross Campaign 

A week after setting the all-time Div. III 800-meter run record at the GVSU Big Meet, senior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) has been named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Div.

Kyle Zimmerly heads into Ada High School wearing shorts on Tuesday...and why not with the temperature above 60 degrees and headed to a record high on Feb. 20. The thermometer was expected to hit 69. The record high in Ada on that date was 65, according to Intellicast.

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2018 Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival poster
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A fast freight through Ada on Oct. 18, 2017
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Poetic License

The Icon spotted this Allen County plate in Bluffton recently. It's apparently for the boys.

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