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February 10, 2016

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Read me a story

If you've attended Ada schools in recent years, chances are that Linda Dysert, library aide, probably read a story to you. Here she reads a story about the number 100 to a class of kindergarteners.

Look what familiar women's basketball squad is now 11th in the nation

By Ashley Birchmeier
The Ohio Northern women's basketball team jumped three spots to No. 11 in the ninth weekly D3hoops.com Women's Top 25 Poll.

This ties the Polar Bears highest ranking this season as they received 364 points in the poll.

Thomas More (Ky.) reclaimed the top spot with 625 points and all 25 first place votes, followed by George Fox (Ore.) in second with 596 points and Hope (Mich.) in third with 578 points.

Ohio Athletic Conference foe Capital moved up four spots to No. 20 with 103 points.

"Picnic" coming to Freed Center stage Feb. 18-20

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Picnic” from Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. There also will be two matinee performances on Feb. 20 and 21 at 2 p.m.

William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Picnic” is set in an idyllic small town in Kansas with two houses, one backyard and change in the air. The play was first performed on Broadway in 1953 and was adapted into a motion picture in 1955.

The play is directed by Brian Sage, assistant professor of theatre for the theatre arts department at Ohio Northern University. 

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There's lots of drama in this photo, simply because is the the Ada High School Drama Club from the 1970-71 school year....

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Naudean Amidon's 104th birthday
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2015 New Leaf Christmas display
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Just how many pancakes can you eat in one meal?

Natalie Walton serves up hotcakes at the Ada Public Library on Wednesday afternoon to Leah Conley and Dexter Woods during Pancake Pandamoniam.

Leah was content to eat 3 pancakes, not wanting to spoil her supper.

Dexter, on the other hand, was trying to down 15 pancakes. His record is 14, tied with someone else.

After today, he holds the new record. Natalie is youth services librarian. She organized and led 248 events at the library last year for those from birth to 12th grade. (Monty Siekerman photo)

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