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November 12, 2019

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Mustangs clinch NWC title, playoff bid with win over rival Bulldogs

AE is the only NWC team to male the post-season

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Allen East reeled off 30 first period points and defeated injury-riddled Ada 50-8 in their annual backyard rivalry game to close the Northwest Conference and regular season on a cold Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

The Mustangs clinched a three-way share of the NWC title with the victory, as well as their first playoff berth since 2006.

With the defeat, the purple and gold finished 2-8 overall and 1-6 in NWC play for the second straight year. The Mustangs improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the NWC with the lopsided win to capture their first league crown since 1995.

ONU wraps up road slate with 63-24 loss

Hosts Baldwin Wallace on Saturday

Ohio Northern wrapped up the road portion of its 2019 football schedule with a 63-24 loss at No. 2-ranked Mount Union on a sunny and chilly Saturday afternoon at Mount Union Stadium.

The Polar Bears (4-4 overall, 4-3 OAC) were led by junior All-American Christiaan Williams (Sidney/Anna), who carried the ball 28 times for 125 yards and two scores.

The Purple Raiders (8-0, 7-0) scored on their first seven possessions to lead 49-3 with 5:48 left in the third quarter.

Williams capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard run to get ONU within 49-10 with 38 seconds left in the third quarter.

Harold Barker celebrates 90th birthday Nov. 11

Long-time Ada resident Harold Barker celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday, Nov. 11. His daughter, Linda Meyer, invites Icon viewers to participate in a card shower for him. Send cards to: Harold Barker, 3108 Klingler Road, Ada, OH 45810.

Ada Neighborhood Club, 1950s

Here's a photo of the Ada Neighbor Club from the 1950s. Names of members are under the photo. From the collection of Leland Crouse.

Daus Hempker, Ada HS grad, ONU Veterans Day speaker

11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Henry Solomon Lehr statute

Daus Hempker will deliver remarks during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Henry Solomon Lehr statue at the front of the Ohio Northern campus. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Presser Hall.

Hempker, a U.S. Army veteran, was severely wounded by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol in southern Afghanistan in 2010 and underwent several surgeries and years of arduous, painful rehabilitation. Specialist (Spc.) Hempker served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

During his more than six years of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, he earned the Combat Infantryman Badge and a Purple Heart.

15 minutes with Theo Hardesty

Talking about the Arctic Wolves sled team, amateur auto racing, Boy Scouts, that 2003 Mazda he drives and lots more

Theo Hardesty is the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada High School student of the month. The Icon took that opportunity to have the following 15-minute interview with him.

What’s your school schedule this semester?
Theo: Communications, Economics, Physics, Intro to Literature, Statistics, Conspiracy Theory, study hall and band. I take statistics for pharmacy at ONU. Next term I’ll take Introduction to Film in place of Intro to Lit.

What instrument do you play?
Trumpet. I tried percussion and clarinet, but really found the trumpet to be my instrument.