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This Bluffton picture has an Ada connection. It is this week's Bluffton Icon historical photo. And because of the Ada connect, we are curious if an Ada viewer can help us with more additional information.

Taken in the 1914-15 school year this Bluffton College student group called themselves “Student Volunteers.” It turns out that members of this group intended to enter the Christian mission field upon graduating from college.

Here’s who they are:

Top from left, H.W. Berky (faculty advisor), Floyd Pannabecker, Lloyd Pannabecker and Walter Niswander.

Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra concert Oct. 14

Wind Orchestra performance features works for winds and percussion

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 in the university’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas A. Hunt, Ph.D., will perform a program of standard literature for winds and percussion, including works from Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Barber and John Williams.

It's a 27-26 homecoming win for Ada

The game box score is an attachment to this story

Ada defeated Crestview 27-26 in its Sept. 30 homecoming football game. The box score is attached at the bottom of this story.

First-ever Hardin County Pullers fall brawl comes to Ada

Saturday at the park - "Let's turn some dirt!"

By Monty Siekerman
The first-ever Hardin County Pullers fall brawl takes place in Ada on Saturday.

The tractor pull takes place at War Memorial Park at 3 p.m. Gates open at noon, registration is at 1 p.m.

Classes to run are:
Street Alt 4x4 Gas
2.6/Limited Pro 4x4
Alt/Open Semi
2.5 Diesel, 4x4
Cheater Stock/Hot Street 4x4
Street Legal 4x4 Gas
$4,500 total purse

For details call Chris Vermillion at 567-674-0298. For rules go to Facebook.com/HCPullers.

Pulls are popular in Ada. The one in May drew more than 4,000 people; however, the pull during F and M Picnic was rained out.

Good news: Ada's Cosi remains open, but company filed for bankruptcy

Ada's restaurant is a franchise owned by Sodexo

By Monty Siekerman

Cosi in Ada is OPEN although the company filed for bankruptcy in Boston on Wednesday.

The local restaurant is a franchise owned by Sodexo, not the University. Sodexo, a giant international company, provides the food and maintenance services to ONU.

Northern on Main closed in May. After remodeling and installing an oven to make their signature flat bread, the local restaurant reopened in August as Cosi.

The rise of popular fast casual chains like Panera Bread and Chipotle have created more competition for Cosi. Changing the management and menu did not help either, nor did over expanding.

Photos from Ada vs. Riverdale boys' soccer game

Here are photos from the Ada vs. Riverdale boys' soccer game. Ada lost 1-0. For a game recap click here.

• Chris Reyes
• Noah Pinkney
• Nate Allen

(Vickie Garmon photos)

Bulldog sports update

Volleyball team beats LCC; late goal dooms boys' soccer team; Ramey fires 124 in golf sectional

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - The host Ada volleyball team avenged last fall's sectional loss by sweeping former league foe Lima Central Catholic Thursday evening.

The 25-19, 25-15, 25-a19 win improved the Lady Bulldog record to 13-6. It was their 10th win in 11 matches as Ada stayed unbeaten (6-0) at home.

Junior standout Melina Woods led Ada with 31 kills, 12 digs and six blocks.

"Kyli Lause came in and did an outstanding job," said Ada head coach Melissa Gossard. "She picked up some nice tips, had a couple nice sets and had some big blocks.

Bluffton Family True Value Hardware carries Dickies men's winter wear

A wide selection of men's winter outdoor wear is now available in Bluffton.

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, Bluffton, now offers an assortment of men's Dickies winter outer wear.

The hardware carries:
• Lined hooded fleece jackets
• Duck-insulated overalls
• 5-pocket jeans
• Duck-insulated coats
• Duck-hooded jackets
• Duck-insulated bib overalls

Family True Value Hardware
109 N. Main St. • Bluffton
Mondays to Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Here's some photos of Ada vs. BHS boys' soccer match

Last week Ada High School boys' soccer team faced Bluffton on the road in an NWC match. Bluffton won the meet. (Vickie Garmon photos)

• Ace Gamble (top photo)

• Will Allen (below)

• Terry Sheridan and Logan Williams (below)

ONU cheerleading clinic Saturday, Oct. 15

Participants will perform during first quarter of ONU-John Carroll game

Ohio Northern University cheerleaders host a co-ed cheerleading clinic Saturday, Oct. 15, according to Jami Dellifield and Lauren Krepps, cheerleader advisors.

The clinic is open to any interested youth ages 4 through senior in high school. Participants will perform at the ONU vs. John Carroll football game first quarter. The game starts at 6 p.m. and is the Zeta Tau Alpha Pink Out Game.