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February 27, 2020
 

Lent begins

Myra McCurdy was among many Ada residents observing Ash Wednesday. The First United Methodist Chruch held a blessing and distribution of ashes in an "ashes to go" observance. Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of the season of Lent.

Emma Spradlin, McGuffey native, turns 102

Thursday birthday party planned at Vancrest

Emma Spradlin, a life-long resident of McGuffey, will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Vancrest of Ada, with her family and friends. She lived in McGuffey since she was 7. She is mother to nine children.

One of her daughters, Dorothy Puckett of Kenton, provided the Icon with a poem that summarizes her life:

Bulldog Hull named 1st team All-NWC cager

Senior wing Phillip Coulson was Ada's number two scorer and was voted honorable mention

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Two Ada boys cagers received All-Northwest Conference basketball honors from league coaches in voting conducted at their annual selection meeting Monday night.

Junior point guard Brandon Hull led the Bulldogs in scoring, assists and rebounds to earn inclusion on the six-player all-league first team.

Senior wing Phillip Coulson was Ada's number two scorer and was voted honorable mention all-conference.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season 9-13 overall and 3-5 in the NWC. 

Columbus Grove junior Blake Reynolds was chosen as the 2019-20 NWC Player of the Year by the league coaches at their meeting.  

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Members of the Ada school board in 1950.

Front from left, S.D. Peper, Rev. Lee Moore, vice-president; Earl  Huber...

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By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Two Ada boys cagers received All-Northwest Conference basketball honors from league coaches in voting conducted at their annual selection meeting Monday night.

Junior point guard Brandon Hull led the Bulldogs in scoring, assists and rebounds to earn inclusion on the six-player all-league first team.

Senior wing Phillip Coulson was Ada's number two scorer and was voted honorable mention all-conference.

The Bulldogs finished the regular season 9-13 overall and 3-5 in the NWC. 

 Senior Abby Weeks (West Chester/Mount Notre Dame) netted a career-high 18 points to lead the Ohio Northern women's basketball team on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears propelled themselves into the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals by defeating Mount Union 58-50 inside the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears (20-6 overall) will travel to University Heights to face No. 25-ranked John Carroll on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Joshua Arnett is state bound for wrestling. He wrestled at the OAC Junior High District Championship in Vandalia Butler over the weekend.

He finished in third place in the 132-pound weight bracket. This qualifies him to participate in the junior high state championships in Youngstown in March.

Josh is a 7th grader from Ada. He wrestled for the Ada youth wrestling club and now wrestling for the Ada junior high wrestling team.

The Ada Purple 5th grade boys' basketball team placed as runner-up in the NWOYBL in the boys' 5th grade division on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Team members are, front: Keatyn Shaffer, Kolton Dysert, Blake Zoladz.

Back: Head Coach Meagan Zoladz, Carson Conley, Connor McKean, Logan Fleece, Wesley Mowery, Assistant Coach Dusty Dysert. Photo by  Jacque McKean

By Cort Reynolds
An Ada freshman received All-Northwest Conference girls basketball honors from league coaches in voting conducted at their annual selection meeting last Monday night.

Freshman point guard Courtney Sumner led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring, assists and three-pointers to earn honorable mention all-league notice.

"Courtney was a huge help not only because she is good and she is a true point guard, but because she allowed others to be put in positions where they can be most successful," said Ada head coach Morgan Bass. 

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Ada school superintendent, Meri Skilliter, announced this morning of a school day rescheduling due to the Feb. 27 school cancellation.

The notice on Ohio Alerts states: "Due to today's (Feb. 27) cancellation, we will now have school on Wednesday, April 15."

Wouldn't you know - school is cancelled on the day that Ada second and third graders were scheduled to perform a musical "Snow Way Out."

The musical is rescheduled for Thursday, March 5, at 1:15 p.m. with a repeat performance at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Ada schools are cancelled today (Thursday, Feb. 27). The announcement was made at 7:32 a.m. on Ohio Alerts.

Organizations with weather-related cancellations may contact the Icon at info@adaicon.com.

Yesterday's Top Story

Ada becomes ag capital of Ohio March 3-4

Conservation Tillage Conference brings estimated 800 here

Ada becomes the agricultural capital of Ohio March 3 and 4 as the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) takes place on the ONU campus.

It is the largest agriculture meeting in northwestern Ohio. Historically over 800 people attend each day of this two-day conference.  

The meeting and program are developed by The Ohio State University Extension Specialists along with agriculture and natural resources educators in local counties with assistance from local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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