October 30, 2014

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All-Northwest Conference

Lindsay Walden and Melinda Woods were named first team all-Northwest Conference representing Ada HS's volleyball team this season. Five Bulldogs received NWC honors. Click for the complete list.


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Deb Curlis updates Kiwanis members on Ada chamber

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday February 25th at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

The membership anniversary of member Sharon MacKenzie (February 27, 1996) was noted.

In business:
-Treasurer Bryan Marshall updated members on club finances.
-Secretary Brian Myers reported that information on this spring’s Key Leader Conference has been received. Pancake & sausage ticket sales teams have been are distributed with the minutes.

Here's Ada's March Bingo schedule

Ada Bingo plays on Thursdays at the Alumni N-men’s Building in downtown Ada. During March, bingo nights are March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; bingo begins at 6:55 p.m.

Ada Bingo uses new, radio-controlled electronic machines, as well as traditional paper packages. Proceeds from Ada Bingo benefits the Ada Lion's Club, Ada Music Boosters and the Ada-Liberty Volunteer Fire Department.

BVH Auxiliary Nearly New Shop to hold prom dress collection and distribution

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary’s Nearly New Shop is accepting donations for their annual prom dress distribution. Items accepted include gently used dresses, shoes, accessories and men’s formal wear.

The items can be dropped off at the Nearly New Shop, 306 Lima Avenue, Findlay, now through March 10. The dresses, shoes, accessories and men’s wear will be available free of charge beginning March 14 to any area teen needing items for prom. One dress per girl will be provided. Items will be available through prom season.

Ada Junior High and High School Winter Guard competition season underway

Countless hours have been spent developing and practicing this year’s competition programs for the Ada Jr. High and High School Winter Guard participants.

Practices have been ongoing since Thanksgiving last year for the Ada Jr. High Winter Guard, High School Rifle Line, and High School Winter Guard groups, which are under the direction of Jonathan Lischak and Amy Webb.

Photo caption: Jr. High Winter Guard, High School Rifle Line, and High School Winter Guard team members pose following awards at Central Crossing High School.

Freda Neiswander, 108, was born in Ada in 1906

Freda M. “Fritz” Neiswander, 108, formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
She was born Jan. 4, 1906, in Ada, Ohio, the seventh of 16 children of Alfred and Adele (Grant) Criblez, and was raised on the family farm in Bluffton, Ohio.

She was married to Eugene C. Neiswander for 67 years, and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a graduate of Findlay College and worked at Michigan Central Railroad in Detroit before moving to Adrian where she was a manager at the Girls Training School.She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Adrian.

Dr. Who held office hours at the library yesterday - so to speak

Dr. Who is an alien - the last of the powerful Time Lords. An intrepid traveller, a wanderer through space and time. He is, he agrees, "a madman with a box."

And Dr.  Who fans showed up at the Ada Public Library yesterday to help celebrate the good doctor's 50th anniversary with a Dr. Who theme party.

Click here for lots of photos from the library's facebook page.

ONU symphonic band to present spring concert, ‘In Ireland’

The Ohio Northern University symphonic band, Northern Winds, presents its spring concert, “In Ireland,” in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.

This program is ONU’s first large musical celebration of traditional Irish culture. The program includes the selections “The Wearing of the Green,” “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” “The Irish Washer Woman” and the ever-popular “Danny Boy.”

Village Voice: Due to heavy snow and cold, weather village has estimated water bills

If you have looked closely enough at your water bills over the last three months, you may have seen an asterisk (*) in the first line of the ‘Code” column. If you look on the back of your bill, you will see the asterisk means that the reading had to be estimated for that billing period.

One of the most important things we ask you to remember is that we do not estimate bills as a general rule. Our goal is to read meters every month for billing. However, heavy amounts of accumulated snow and several days of severe cold weather over the past few months have prevented us from being able to access meters.

Marilyn Sue Collins was retired as elementary teacher's aide at Hardin Northern

Marilyn Sue Collins, 82, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:25 a.m. at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Arlington, Ohio.

She was born on December 1, 1931 in Lima, Ohio to Ernest and Madge (Kanawal) Schaaf, who preceded her in death. On June 3, 1956, she married Edward L. Collins and he survives in Forest, Ohio.

Marilyn was a homemaker and retired in 1984 from Hardin Northern Schools where she worked as an elementary school teacher's aide. She was a 1949 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She was an avid gardener and loved to crochet. Marilyn was an artist, played the piano and loved reading.

Erma Lee Collins was retired from Lima Memorial Hospital as an RN

Erma Lee Collins, 80, died Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.

She was born June 1, 1933 in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky to William Lee and Lula Mae (Moore) Stone who preceded her in death. On June 9, 1950, she married Elmer Collins and he survives in Lima.

Erma was a registered nurse at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima. After retiring in 1988, she had a traveling music ministry performing services throughout several states. She was a member of the Lima First Assembly of God Church and a member of the women's club of the church.