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March 5, 2015

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Vote for ONU's Cody Lovejoy and Nathan Rosenbaum in Elite 89 Award contest

The NCAA has launched a contest that will allow fans to vote for their favorite Elite 89 Award winners from the 2013-14 academic school year.

Ohio Northern had two student-athletes win the prestigious award.

Junior wrestler Cody Lovejoy earned his second straight Elite 89 Award this past season.

He was named Capital One First Team Academic All-America and earned All-American honors at the NCAA III Wrestling Championships with a seventh place finish.

Also winning a award for ONU in cross country was junior Nathan Rosenbaum.

He earned First Team All-OAC and All-Great Lakes Region honor, while being named First Team Capital One Academic All-America.

70 signed up for swim lessons

Seventy youth will be taking Red Cross swim lessons in Ada this month. Sandy Neely reported the following swim lesson update to the Ada Kiwanis:

Lessons are the week of July 7 and July 14 with lessons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ada pool.


It's a busy July for Ada Kiwanis members

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday July1st  in McIntosh Center, ONU.
The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.
The birthday of member Joe Ferguson (July 6th) was noted in song.
The membership anniversary of long-time member Mark Shull (July 1, 1962), 52 years, was noted.
In business:
-The membership was updated on club finances.
-Secretary Brian Myers reported that materials for the Ohio District Convention (Columbus, August 8–10, 2014)need to submitted by July 3rd.

Spirit of sharing flexed its muscles in Ada this week; thanks, Ada Food Pantry

Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- - Margaret Mead, American anthropologist

The spirit of sharing flexed its muscle this week in Ada.

Thanks to the efforts of the Ada Food Pantry the traditional Fourth of July picnic enjoyed by many of us will be celebrated by all of us.

For the fourth year the pantry board provided its clients with a “basket” of food associated with a summer picnic.

What’s in the basket? You know: hamburgers or hotdogs, buns, potato salad, corn on the cob and watermelon.

Fourth year for 4th of July food pantry distribution

Thanksgiving and Christmas are the holidays typically associated with charitable food distributions, but in 2011 Beth Gray had a different idea.

Beth, a member of the Ada Food Pantry Board, suggested a food distribution associated with the 4th of July. Starting that year the Pantry has during the first week of July distributed to its clients a “basket” of food associated with a summer picnic.

Included were hamburgers or hotdogs, buns, potato salad, corn on the cob and watermelon.

Jericho Road performs July 19

On Saturday, July 19, Jericho Road is coming to Auglaize Baptist Church, 11890 Harding Highway (S.R. 309), Maysville, Ohio. Singing begins at 6 p.m.

The church is located 15 miles west of Kenton and 12 miles east of Lima on State Route 309. For more information, please call 937-599-4872.

First Baptist VBS July 7-11

Vacation Bible School begins at 6 p.m. on July 7 at the First Baptist Church of Ada, 350 West North Street, Ada, Ohio.

Themed “International Spy Academy- Agents for the One True God,” the VBS sessions with run from 6-8 p.m., July 7-11. Children ages 4-12 years old are invited to attend.

For more information, email the church at fbcada@wcoil.com or call 419-634-9308.

Hardin crop planting update from Extension Office

With the cool, wet spring, farmers have had trouble getting their planting of corn and soybeans done in a timely manner. Up until June 25, there has been a pattern of heavy rains every week or so which has saturated the soil and increased the length of the planting season. Crops that were planted early and have good drainage in the field have done well and are progressing well except for low areas that have been flooded out. These lower areas have slowed root growth and therefore delayed the availability of nutrients to the plants.

Ada: Past tense and present tense

This month Icon photographer Bailey Bowers uncovers Ada's past and connects it to Ada's present.

 Each set is comprised of three photos: past, present, and composite (past and present put together in one photo). Here's the first in this series.

Looking South from ME Church
Pictured here is the view on North Main Street looking south from the Methodist Church.

Some differences between the two scenes are due to the passage of time. These include the change from carriages to automobiles. The biggest difference between the past and the present is a relatively recent one.

ReStore hosts "Anything With Wheels" June 12

ReStore Community Center is hosting the 3rd Annual "Anything With Wheels" fun run on July 12 beginning and ending at ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., Ada, Ohio. Registration will be 10-11:30 a.m.

The run/ride will take participants through Amish country to visit 5 country churches. Registration fees are: 1 for $15.00; 2 for $20.00 and $5.00 for each additional participant.

There will be 50/50 tickets, top 3 hands, lowest hand prize, bug target, door prizes. ReStore will provide food after the ride and refreshments will be given at each church.