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June 20, 2021

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Liberty Baptist VBS July 14-18

Liberty Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School for ages 4-12 years, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 14-18.  This year’s theme is “The Little Camp in the Big Woods,” which will be presented by Jim Walker Family Ministries.

Friday evening includes a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD, and the entire family is invited to participate in the activities and refreshments.

County Line Church of the Brethren VBS July 20-24

County Line Church of the Brethren is hosting "SonWest Roundup" Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m from July 20-24. Ages 3 years old through 5th grade are welcome.

Participants may register during VBS or pre-register at the church office, 4227 N. Hardin (Allen/Hardin County Line Rd), Harrod. Call 419-649-5364 for more information.

Photos from RIMDC recital - Stories in a dancer's soul

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
― Martha Graham

The Ada Icon enjoyed Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre recital over the weekend at Ada High School. It was the culmination of six months of hard word by the performers.

This year’s theme was “Stories in a Dancer’s Soul.”  We saw lots of young talent and students expressing themselves through all kinds of motion. We’d like to share some of what we watched with Icon viewers.

Here’s a series of photos of the recital by Icon photographer Bailey Bowers.



Want Ada history? You'll find it on the shelves of the public library

By Sarah Bender, Ada Icon summer intern

Nestled into the corner of the Ada Public Library is an impressive collection of material related to local history, which spans as far back as Ada’s founding in 1853.

This area of the library gives visitors interested in history and genealogy a relaxed area to learn more about the town of Ada as well as other areas of Hardin County. Preserved in filing cabinets, which are open to the public are photographs of individual Ada residents, area businesses, early photos of Ohio Northern University, and town activities and celebrations past and present.

Who views the Ada Icon? You do, plus 2,345 other viewers

Social media is a powerful tool and the Ada Icon uses it very successfully to attract viewers.

At the moment the Icon has 490 Facebook friends. We post from one or two items on our Facebook page every day. Here’s some examples of the number of people we’ve reached this spring, which demonstrates our most popular stories. These are the top five stories that attracted viewers from Facebook:

1 - Ada prom videos reached 1,265 on facebook
2 - 1924 Ada football team reached 667
3 - Craig Hoffman 15 minute interview reached 580
4 - Bailey Bowers 15 minute interview reached 568
5 - Spring fever follies photos reached 445

Almost a quarter a century ago - Ada track seniors


Here are the seniors on the Ada High School track teams in the 1989-90 school year.

Bottom from left, Matt Conkling, Scott Wright, Scott Jackson. Second row, from left, Ryan Bucher, Jason Bryer. On top, Sarah West.