October 23, 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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25 years ago...presenting the Ada HS Varsity Singers


Here are the Ada High School Varsity Singer as they were 25 years ago.

Row one, from left, M. Traster, D. Hruschka.

Row two, S. Guy, C. Nelson, K. Williams, L. Erbe, H. Fries, C. Griffin, K. Hanratty, A. Newland, J. Young, J. Hanratty, S. Robinson.

Row three, K. Spallinger, Mrs. Lyn Knoble, M. Miller.

Row four, K. Moser, B. Siekerman, L. Plaugher. C. Ward.

Row five, B. Brubaker, B. Badertscher, T. Hazelton., C. Wire, T. Thacker, J. Wolke, C. Brubaker, M. Conkling, M. Heister, E. Daughtery.

You can tell your grandchildren you remember when it was 19 below zero in the winter of '14

Nineteen degrees below zero.

Remember to tell your grandchildren this story some day. Perhaps they will believe you. The low temperature reading for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2014. in the Bluffton-Ada area reached 19 degrees below zero, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.
And, it was one of seven of out eight days in a row with a minimum daily temperature of below zero.

The maximum temperatures during that eight-day stretch weren't much to brag about either. The high was only 30 on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

To view the daily weather summary for February, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Ada chamber holds ribbon cutting at The Barber Shop on Main Feb. 19

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its February meeting at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Community Health Professionals, according to Deb. Curlis, president.

Immediately  following the meeting chamber members visit The Barber Shop on Main for a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Here are other announcements from the chamber:

• The Inn at ONU restaurant is now open for lunch. It has different specials each week.

• Community Health Professionals will be hold an garage sale on Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21.  All proceeds go to patient Hospice fund. 

• Buy Local group is sponsoring a Cash Mob at ONU book store on Tuesday, Feb,  3 - 5 p.m. 


Alger Memorial Fest' Committee serving breakfast March 1

The Alger Memorial Festival Committee is sponsoring a country-style breakfast on Saturday, March 1, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Serving biscuits, sausage gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs, fried apples, sausage patties and beverage. Suggested donation is $7. All-you-can-eat (on premises only). Carry out is available. Can’t get there? Call 419-679-8460 (not long distance) for free local delivery.

Located at the Alger Social Center on Main Street. in Alger Call 419-757-3891 for more information.

Edward Jones: Saving is good...but it's not investing

By Joe Frost
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
206 N. Main St.
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 634-9104

It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.

ArtSpace/Lima two-evening exhibit will come to ONU

ArtSpace/Lima will have a two-night showing of Phil Sugden’s installation, Pages from the Manual on Dismantling God, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 - 9 p.m., in its Ellen Nelson Gallery.

Phil Sugden is Assistant Professor of Art at Bluffton University. His work has been exhibited in more than 90 solo and 130 group shows internationally, including galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Washington, D.C., Melbourne, and Kathmandu. 

He studied painting in Paris under French painter, Arnaud D'Hauterives (winner, Grand Prix de Rome), at the New York School of Visual Arts and the Paris American Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris,

Jean Hanson was owner of Green Tree Stable, Ada

N. Jean Hanson, age 84, died on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2:14 p.m. at St. Rita's Medical System, Lima.

Hanson was born on July 27, 1929 in Rimer, Ohio to Charles and Irene (Myers) McBride and they preceded her in death. She first married Robert Rieman on May 28, 1949 and he died on September 30, 1971. She then married Wellington A. Hanson on February 28, 1975 and he died July 12, 1975.

She was the owner and an instructor at Green Tree Stable, Inc. of Ada. She was a former member of the Morgan Horse Association and a part-time resident of Surprise, Ariz.

Vincent Shaver, 1969-2014

Vincent E. Shaver, age 44, died on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. at Baton Rouge Health Services Community in Lima.

He was born on September 18, 1969 in Anaheim, California, to Joe Royal and Darlene M. (Henry) Shaver and they preceded him in death. Vincent worked as a secretary. He is survived by six nephews: John Reid, Joseph Reid, Joshua Reid, Jacob Reid, Trevor Satterfield, II and Tyler Satterfield; brother, Joseph Shaver; a great niece, Vaydah Reid and a great nephew, Anthony Reid. He was preceded in death by a sister, Daylene L. Shaver.

ONU presents ‘Wind Music of Spain and New Spain’

The Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents “Wind Music of Spain and New Spain,” featuring the Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra and the ONU Dance Company, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

The ONU Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas A. Hunt, will perform works by Luis Serrano Alarcón, Javez Pérez Gravido, Ferrer Ferran, Alfred Reed and James Barnes.

The ONU Dance Company will collaborate with the orchestra to present the dance “The El Camino Real: A Latin Fantasy,” choreographed by Elizabeth Cozad, lecturer in the ONU Department of Theatre Arts.

Jamie Wills: A passion for scrapbooking

By Darlene Bowers

Three baskets sit atop the refrigerator. Jamie Wills of Ada sits nearby and lays out the process;  one basket for each of her children - Mackenzie, Miranda and Macormick. Each basket temporarily holds mementos, school papers, library story-time keepsakes, ticket stubs, treasures from her family’s everyday life. The contents are then revisited piece by piece at year’s end relishing each and deciding which to include in memory albums (scrapbooks).