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Once upon a time in Ada: There was a Kroger grocery store

Provided by Lee Crouse

On Oct. 3, 1964 the Ada Kroger grocery store was closed.

Leo Wright was the store manager. With the closing Ada was left with the Don Lehman Supermarket in the 100 block of North Main Street and the Claude Harris IGA Foodliner at the south limits of the village.

Doyle Paugh operates a neighborhood market at 411 South Main, and John Elwood Equity store at 225 North Main Street.

Employees at the time of the closing were Don Fisher, assistant in the grocery department; Harold Carothers, produce department; John Spitzer, part-time utility man.

Bluffton's Family True Value Hardware announces bargains of the month

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the store's January bargains of the month.

These include:
• Your choice, either 20-pound black oil sunflower bird seed,
   or 40-pound wild bird food, $9.99
• 2-gallon, 6-ounce, palastic gas can, $7.99
• Your choice, either 16-pack AA or AAA alkaline batteries,
   or 4-pack 9 volt alkaline batteries and 8-pack C or D alkaline batteries, $10.99
• Your choice, either 2-pack, 7.5 watts, or 13 watts LED bulbs, $5.99

Family True Value Hardware
Phone: 419-358-2866

Bluffton's Mustard Seed Cafe has 5-course new year's eve offering

Mustard Seed Cafe, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton, has a new year's eve special dinner. RSVPS are suggested at 567-226-1120:

Mustard Seed is offering the following set five course menu from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Shirley's Popcorn January flavor of the month: Cinnamon buns

Get your cinnamon buns at Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., Main Street Bluffton in January.
Cinnamon buns is the flavor of the month, according to Pete Suter of Shirley's.

New definition for "First Night" includes the word "puppy"

By Monty Siekerman
When you Google the words "First Night," you'll find several meanings, including one about New Year's Eve. That meaning is about a safe, affordable, fun time in many cities.

But I have another definition for "First Night," that of one with a new puppy.

The night you first bring a puppy home is anything but sane. Nope, not affordable, either. Breeders charge hundreds of dollars nowadays for a furry, four-legged critter.

Here are 12 photos highlighting Bluffton Icon's look at 2015

Meanwhile, in Bluffton.

Yesterday the Ada Icon posted 12 photos representing events taking place in Ada during 2015. That photo series is now being shared with Bluffton viewers on the Bluffton Icon.

Likewise, the Bluffton Icon is sharing 12 photos of Bluffton with Ada Icon viewers. Those photos are in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Happy new year from the Ada and Bluffton Icons.

The Cask Room, Viva Maria's, Norada Lanes offer New Year's Eve entertainment

By Monty Siekerman

"Quiet" is the word best used to describe New Year's Eve in Ada.

A check of local restaurants and pups found nothing special planned at Regal Beagle, John and Toni's, Little Mexico, El Campo, and The Inn.

However, The Cask Room, will have free food and a photo booth starting at 8:30 p.m. and free pancakes at 1 a.m.

Viva Maria's diners will be entertained by the music of  Ray Parker, Gene Parker, and Maria Fricano from 6-9 p.m.

Norada Lanes will have Scotch mixed doubles bowling starting at 8 p.m. and a local DJ from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Dec. 30 crockpot meal at First United Methodist

Ada First United Methodist will have a soup and sandwich meal, Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 4 til 6 p.m.

This is in place of crockpot meal at Restore while they are closed. The meal will be held in Wesley Fellowship Hall. The meal is open to all.

Ada police investigating death of 22-year-old Ada resident

The Ada Police Department is investigating the death of Brianna Green, 22-years-old of 439 E. Lehr, Ada, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief. 

According to Harnishfeger:

At 7:39 a.m. the Ada Police Department and Ada Liberty Rescue Squad was called to 439 East Lehr in reference to a female who was reported as deceased.

Upon officer’s arrival we discovered Brianna deceased in her bedroom.

The Ada Police Department is investigating this death with the assistance of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

Library Holiday Hours

Come in and get your items before the long holiday weekend.
The Ada Library's hours are as follows for the New Year's celebrations:

Thursday, December 31st - CLOSE at 3p.m.
Friday, January 1st - CLOSED
Saturday, January 2nd - CLOSED

We will reopen on Monday, January 3rd for normal business hours!