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June 24, 2018
 

$30 million construction project

Construction of the $30 million College of Engineering Building is underway. The 105,000 square foot structure will serve 600 students. The building, located between Heterick Library and Pharmacy, is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2019. Here is this summer’s construction schedule: July—steel framing is installed. August—Concrete slab is poured. September—Steel work is completed. October—Roof is constructed. November—Interior work begins. (Monty Siekerman photo)

An honor that developed over one-half century

On a job well done by Ada's swimming lady, Saundra Neely

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Burt Lancaster starred in the movie “The Swimmer” in 1968, the year Saundra Neely began teaching Red Cross swim lessons in Ada. After 50 years, the movie may lay dusty on a shelf in a film museum somewhere, but Saundra Neely hasn’t put down her swim instruction manual quite yet.

On July 16, Mrs. Neely will begin teaching water safety once again, but this year will be her last as volunteer water safety instructor at the Ada Municipal Swimming Pool. Again this year, for two weeks in July, she will teach children, youth and adults in four different skill levels.

Ada officially goes to the dogs on Saturday

Ada Dog Park opens at 11 a.m.

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada Dog Park officially opens at 11 a.m. on Saturday. All dogs (owners, too) are invited to a brief ceremony. And, there will be dog treats for all of the puppies.

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Dave Retterer and Ken Lauria, of the Ada Dog Park Association, will make brief remarks. Then, it’s playtime for the dogs at the new 100’ by 300’ facility.

There is a shelter house, trees have been planted, water is available...and plenty of poop bags are on hand.

History lesson

1919 Ada High School football team
Back row, left to right; Eldred Anspach, Charles Breck, Doc...

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Ohio Northern alum Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished seventh in her heat and 12th overall in 2:02.78 in the semifinals of the women's 800-meter run at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday evening at Drake Stadium.

 

The top four finishers in each of the four two heats advanced to Sunday's finals, which will be broadcast nationally on NBC at 4:04 pm (EST).

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada swim team had its scheduled home meet Thursday night vs.
Westside cancelled by rain. No makeup date has been set yet.

The Ada Alligators swam at Wapakoneta Monday night, but final results and
team scores were not available.

Ada (1-2) swims at county rival Kenton Monday, June 25. The Gators then
are slated to host Sherwood Thursday, June 28.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Ohio Northern alum Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished fourth in her heat and 13th overall in 2:03.35 in the first round of the women's 800-meter run on Thursday afternoon at Drake Stadium.

The top three finishers in each of the four first round heats, plus the next four best times advanced to the second round.

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Boston Crusaders performance in a word: Excitment

Downpour nearly cancels the show

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman

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One word best describes the Boston Crusaders performance: Excitement.

The theme “S.OS.” effectively portrays the sad state of affairs of a group of people who become marooned as castaways on an island. The dramatic music builds. The musicians and flag members act out their dilemma. The scenery of beaches and palm trees adds to the reality.

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Lowell W. Allen, age 55, died on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

          He was born on January 10, 1963 in Kenton, Ohio to the late Richard and Nancy (Sapp) Allen.

 Lori Shannon Dyer, 48, died on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:57 p.m. at her home in Ada. 

DES MOINES, Iowa — Ohio Northern alum Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished seventh in her heat and 12th overall in 2:02.78 in the semifinals of the women's 800-meter run at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday evening at Drake Stadium.

 

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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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Poetic License

OH AZ PA was spotted at the Bluffton shuffleboard court during the first match of the season. It's on a blue Chevy Silverado LTZ. Any doubts that this plate means Ohio, Arizona and Pennsylvania?

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