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Here's Kiwanis Club summer schedule

Here's the Ada Kiwanis Club meeting and activity where schedule from now through the end of August:

• July 28 - Meeting at the Park (4-H Shelter) 
• August 4 - Business and Board meeting (ONU)
• August 11 - Meeting at New China
• August 18  - Service activity (ONU)
• August 25 -  Meeting place TBA

The Ada Kiwanis meets at noon every Tuesday.

Plans for the Kiwanis-sponsored Pedal Tractor Pull at the Farmers and Merchants Picnic are underway.

The event is Saturday Aug. 8. The tentative schedule for club members is as follows: The pull will be from 11 a.m. till 1p.m.; set-up at 10 a.m.; and registration at 10:30 a.m.

New Leaf project at First United Methodist

The landscaping and planting along Main Street at the new United Methodist Church are doing well.

Perennial sedum, ornamental grasses, and annual flowers are all part of the design and installation done by New Leaf Garden Center. (Monty Siekerman)

Have you stumbled upon this? Can you locate it?

Few could answer this question because, I imagine, few have stumbled upon it.

This is found in a trail in the woods southwest of Fraternity Circle. Growth in the woods has been cut away, a path of cut logs to walk on extends just a few paces.

Looking up, one sees a "monument" of wood circles with colorful bottles attached.

There used to be a small brochure there telling about what the passerby has discovered and why the pathway is there, but the pamphlets are long gone.

Look for an opening in the northwest corner of the woods to find this hidden gem.

Maysville Methodist chicken barbecue July 24

Maysville Methodist Church will hold its annual chicken barbecue from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 24. Cost for 1/2 chicken, green beans, applesauce, roll and water is $8.50. Also available: pie, cookies, and drummies.

The church is located 1/2 mile south of 309 on County Road 15. The chicken is prepared by the Alger Lions Club.

Ada firm breathes new life into old furniture - here's the latest example

Love that fabric!

Dan Garver of Ada's own Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery, displays one of the latest projects recently completed at the business.

Fine Touch, at 513 N. Johnson St., Ada, proves that you can make something that is old new again. This photo is proof.

To view more reupholstery projects click here for Fine Touch Facebook page.



Liberty Township received 13.43 inches of rain in June

Liberty Township won the prize for having the most rainfall in Hardin County's townships during June.

Liberty also has had more rain this growing season than any other county township.


According to Mark Badertscher of the Hardin Extension Office, rainfall reporters recorded an average of 10.99 inches of rain in Hardin County.  Last year, the average rainfall for June was 5.52 inches.  Rainfall for June was 6.79 inches more for the month than for the ten year average rainfall in the month of June. 

Where is it in Ada?

Ben Bowers is at it again. This time it's a multiple choice quiz.

He's provided another photo that every Icon viewer can identify - or should be able to identify.

This rather long and narrow art object is a window. No doubt, everyone reading this column has passed under it.

Where is it in Ada?

A - Somewhere on the ONU campus
B - Somewhere on the post office
C - Somewhere on an Ada side street

The answer is below.


Here's who performs, when, at Viva Maria's Pizza and Pasta

Providing entertainment at Viva Maria Pizza and Pasta in the near future are:

• Gene Parker and Friends, July 24.
• Jim Boedicker, July 25.
• Chris Buzzelli and Maria Fricano, July 31.

There is no cover charge for the vocal and/or instrumental music for the diners at the popular Italian restaurant located at the corner of East Buckeye and North Johnson.

See their ad in the Adaicon for summer hours and menu. (Monty Siekerman)

Ada HS yearbook staff 45 yearbooks ago

Here's the Ada High School yearbook staff 45 yearbooks ago - the school year was 1969-70. Open the photo to view the names of the staff. Where are they today?


Here's a pie for all seasons: Chocolate Pecan

Here's the recipe for the first-place pie in this year's Bluffton's Relay for Life pie baking contest held in mid-June.

Marj Rettig’s Chocolate Pecan Pie
1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie pastry
1 ½ cups chopped pecans
1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup dark corn syrup
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup water
4 large eggs
¼ cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons cornmeal
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon table salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Place pastry into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, folding edges under, and crimp.