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Emily Richards

June 26, 2017

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You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

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Liberty Belles and Boys meeting held

Liberty Belles and Boys held their eighth meeting for the 2017 season on Tuesday, June 20. 

We had a meeting with our families about judging.  We had some livestock demonstrations as well. 

At the end, we split into groups to talk about our project(s).  

The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ada First Presbyterian Church.

Can you see "Ada" in the tree roots?

Zohie Dysert's clever tree poster includes a familiar town name

The ONU Department of Art and Design recently held a week-long, intensive design camp for high school artists.

This year's theme was urban forests, something the Ada Tree Commission was glad to see and something any tree lover would support.

Zohie Dysert of Ada was among the campers, who all came up with dramatic posters. A few examples are posted below, including the one by Zohie.

The campers explored the fundamentals of visual communication. The program called on the artists and designers to make a powerful visual statement about trees to be put on banners.

It's that season in Ada

Did you say an eight-family yard sale?

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
The 8-family yard sale in the 700 block of South Johnson was doing a land office business on Saturday morning...maybe that's because the sale was advertised FREE in the Ada Icon.


Do you plan a yard/garage sale this summer? Check out the Ada Icon ad offer by scrolling down to near the bottom of this Homepage and opening "Contact Us."

Yard sales are popular in small towns: trying to find the oddball thing you want, getting a big bargain, or simply saying "Hi" to neighbors.

Marie Beach was active in Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Marie R. Beach, 18, died June 19, 2017. Marie was born September 4, 1998, in Lima, OH, to Scott D. and Jeanne M. (Nadeau) Beach who survive in Lima.

Marie had attended Shawnee High School, and graduated from ACE Academy. She soccer and played for Shawnee High School, Allen East High School and AC Elite Soccer Club. Marie was an active member of the 4-H and Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada.

Women's golf ends season 26-27

The Ohio Northern women's golf team continued its successful ways, posting its fourth consecutive upper-division Ohio Athletic Conference finish during the 2016-17 season under 4th-year head coach Chad Bucci.

The Polar Bears also recorded their fourth consecutive season with 25 or more victories after posting a 26-27 record during the 2016-17 campaign.

Northern saw two athletes earn All-OAC honors for their efforts at the OAC Championships this season.

Senior Ariana Tomasula (Rocky River/Lutheran West) and sophomore Suzanne Short (Findlay) earned All-Conference honors after the duo each finished within the top-14 at the conference championships.

Miniature horses brought to Ada

When it rained all day on Friday, the mounted posse didn't make the scene at War Memorial Park because it would be unpleasant for youngsters to see the big horses outside in the inclement weather.

Never fear, the children were overjoyed to see the substitute, two miniature horses brought to Ada by the Hardin County Sheriff's Mounted Unit.

Busy Sunday for new local pastor

Brandi Grant-Rigsby preached her first sermon at the Ada First United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, was given a welcome reception afterwards, and served communion at the 5 o'clock service.

She graduated from ONU in 2005, received the master's of divinity degree from Methodist Theological School of Ohio, served Caldwell Memorial United Methodist the past three years, and was ordained an elder in the church earlier this month.

Can you identify this Ada HS class?

It's tough to come up with a more popular photo than last week's 1967 band photo, but we'll try.

Here's the Ada high School class of 1988 - you can tell by the "big" hair - 30 school years ago.


You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

Icon dog of the week - Roscoe

Meet Roscoe Roscoe is a 7-year-old male lab mix. He weighs 104 pounds. Can you provide a forever home for Roscoe? 

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.