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September 23, 2018
 

Surrounding the fountain

Red begonias surround the fountain at McIntosh Center. These have grown taller than usual because of good care. Soon they will be replaced with chrysanthemum plants, a sure sign of autumn. (Monty Siekerman photo)

The fabric of life in Ada

Community civic groups and churches at the H&H Fest'

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
Ada civic clubs and churches took advantage of the Harvest and Herb Fest last weekend by making themselves known and encouraging membership. Some groups  gave out water and Bibles while others had games to play, sold food, or sponsored raffles.

This is a series of photos of several of the civic and church groups who were on hand for the festival.

Trike-a-thon for a great cause

Future Bulldogs raise $320 to BOOTS

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
The ONU Child Development Center held a trike-a-thon Tuesday to raise money for BOOTS for Bulldogs, a door security system to be installed at the Ada Schools.

These future Bulldogs, and their parents donated, $320 to sponsor a door. The youngsters rode their trikes through a colorful maze of tunnels, bridges, and gates.

Directing the  kiddies maneuvering crisscross paths was like trying to herd cats, but the little ones had fun while raising money for a good cause. The CDC staff was assisted by university students involved in the honors orientation program.

History lesson

What a great snapshot.

Although we don't know the exact location of this photo, it's in the Ada neighborhood....

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Ohio Northern men's soccer program picked up its fifth straight victory Saturday evening, upending Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Rose-Hulman (Ind.) 2-0 in Terre Haute.

With the victory, the Polar Bears improve to 6-2-1 overall on the season while the Fightin' Engineers drop to 2-4-1.

By Cort Reynolds

MINSTER - The Ada volleyball team finished fifth at the tough six-team Minster Invitational Saturday.

The Lady Bulldog spike record is now 9-7.

The purple and gold lost to Russia and Marion Pleasant in preliminary pool play, then defeated Botkins in the fifth-place match.

In their first match vs. Russia, Ada lost 25-19, 25-12. Junior setter Sidney Gossard passed out five assists, hit three kills, made four digs and served two aces.

Sophomores Megan Light and Aubrey Madison each knocked down two kills and added a block.

By Cort Reynolds

VAN WERT - The Ada boys cross country team finished 14th of 15 teams at the Van Wert Invitational Saturday.

Bulldog senior Miguel Jordan captured 16th place in the 153-runner field to pace Ada. Jordan covered the 3.1-mile course in a season-best time of 17:47.1.

Ada junior Michael Crouse came in second for the Bulldogs at 66th in 19:58.7. Freshman Riley Ferguson finished in 102nd place with a time of 21:30.5.

Keegan Giddens came in 134th with a time of 24:09.4. Senior Brice Ferguson ended up 148th in 26:37.4.

WESTERVILLE — Head coach Dean Paul picked up his 100th career coaching victory at Ohio Northern on Saturday in a hard-fought 13-7 Ohio Athletic Conference football victory at Otterbein on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

 

The Polar Bears improve to 4-0 overall and are 3-0 in the OAC, while the Cardinals fall to 0-4, 0-3.

In his 15 seasons as head coach at ONU, Paul is now 100-48, a winning percentage of .675. He is 140-60 overall in 20 seasons as a head coach.

FINDLAY — The Ohio Northern men's tennis team traveled to NCAA Division II foe Findlay and dropped a 6-1 decision on Saturday morning at Armstrong Courts.

The Polar Bears fall to 0-1, while the Oilers improve to 1-0.

Sophomore Vinh Thai (Galloway/St. Charles) notched Ohio Northern's win, posting a 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 victory at No. 1 singles.

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Poetic License

Bluffton Icon viewer Del Gratz took a photo of this plate with his cell phone in Arlington. And, no, we don't know the story behind it.

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Line up starts before 8 a.m.

Wilson Sporting Good garage sale Sept. 29

By Monty Siekerman
By 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, hundreds of people will be in a line near Wilson Sporting Good Co. factory on East Liberty Street. They are there to get bargains on footballs, basketballs, baseball gloves, golf and tennis items, and equipment for many other sports.

The sale runs from 8 a.m. until noon for parents and grandparents looking for Christmas gifts for kids, for coaches, and for many other reasons. Is the sale worth going to? The hundreds of people who attend will attest to the fact that, “Yes it is.”

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Ohio Northern men's soccer program picked up its fifth straight victory Saturday evening, upending Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Rose-Hulman (Ind.) 2-0 in Terre Haute.

By Cort Reynolds

MINSTER - The Ada volleyball team finished fifth at the tough six-team Minster Invitational Saturday.

The Lady Bulldog spike record is now 9-7.

By Cort Reynolds

VAN WERT - The Ada boys cross country team finished 14th of 15 teams at the Van Wert Invitational Saturday.

Bulldog senior Miguel Jordan captured 16th place in the 153-runner field to pace Ada. Jordan covered the 3.1-mile course in a season-best time of 17:47.1.

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Meet the 2018 Harvest and Herb queen candidates
Sandy Neely ceremony, 6-22-18
The Cadets perform at ONU, 6-2018
2018 Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival poster

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