** ONU Civic Engagement Day is Saturday! **


** ONU Civic Engagement Day is Saturday! **

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Eva and Ken Wolke

August 18, 2017

Poetic License

We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Clear The Shelter

Adoption event Sturday

"Clear The Shelter" adoption event, Saturday, August 19, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.. All adoption fees are waived.You must purchase a $16 dog tag.

There are some large and some small dogs in a variety of ages available. All of the dogs are friendly and good with other dogs.

Come on out and find your new companion! Hot dogs and snacks available.

The Hardin County Dog Shelter is located at 49 Jones Road, Kenton. (419) 674-2209.

He's the original "Guerrilla Painter"

Carl Judson gives plein air presentation Thursday at ONU

Carl Judson, the original “Guerrilla Painter,” will give a plein air painting presentation at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Wilson Fine Arts building on the ONU campus.

He is the creator of unique plein air painting boxes – sometimes called outdoor painting.

William Mancuso said, “Carl has been a plein air painter for over 30 years, and is interested in helping others find ways of integrating plein air painting more fully into people’s daily lives.”

He added: “This all relates back to the time of the Impressionists when painting became portable and a new interest in diverse subject matter exploded onto the stage.”

Wilson Football "Garage" Sale

Free pizza and swim today

Today (Friday) will be the last free lunch of the summer sponsored ReStore at War Memorial Park, but the summer program ends with a bang.

There will be a pizza party at the pool and free swimming from noon until 1 p.m.
ReStore has held free lunches and games for the youth of the community since school was dismissed in May.

Today's lunch, party and swim will be the last this year since school starts on Tuesday.

Alger Memorial Fest Committee breakfast

The Alger Memorial Festival Committee is sponsoring a Country-Style breakfast on Saturday, September 2nd, from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. 

Serving biscuits, sausage gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs, fried apples, sausage patties and beverage.

Suggested donation is $7.00. 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 at 210 N. Main St. in Alger. Call419-757-3891 for more information.

Beaverdam Summerfest Saturday

It’s a Saturday of fun in Beaverdam.

The Beaverdam-Richland Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments hold their annual Summerfest in the downtown area.

This year’s event starts at 4 p.m. and goes into the evening hours.

You’ll find homemade food and ice cream, bouncy rides for youth plus entertainment at 5 p.m. by SaMaX, a three-member band from Lima.

Several raffle prize drawings are at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at $1 each or six for $5. Persons do not need to be present to win.

Yes, there will be tractor pulls on Saturday

More than 1,000 people expected to attend

By Monty Siekerman
More than a thousand people are expected to attend the F&M Picnic Truck and Tractor Pull at War Memorial Park on Saturday.

The first session begins at  10 a.m., the second at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. Food vendors will be available. Cost is $10, children 10 and under $5, veterans and seniors free.

Chris Vermillion is president of the Hardin County Pullers. About $2,000 will be given out to winners of the first session; about $12,000 in prize money for the second session winners.

Elvis coming to Farmers & Merchants Picnic

And you thought you'd never see him again

Byt Monty Siekerman
Here's the entertainment schedule for the Main Stage at the Farmers and Merchants Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 12, according to Deb Alt, entertainment chairperson.

Watch the Icon for more entertain photos coming later in the week -

1 p.m. Jeff Davis, Lima, will open for Elvis Impersonator Richie Crouch. Davis sings country, Elvis, classic, gospel, and more. Crouch sings Elvis, of course.

1-4 p.m. A Living Statue Soldier from the Cincinnati Circus will be stationed near the Main Stage.

August dinners at the Ada VFW Post

Pulled pork and fish are in the menu in August at the VFW Post, 2147 SR 235 north of Ada.

The public is invited to purchase a pulled pork dinner at the VFW from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. Cost is $8, with age 10 and under $4.

The VFW Post will have a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.

Boosters sell BBQ tickets

Tickets for the Ada Music Boosters annual BBQ are now on sale at $9 each. 

The dinners will be available from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept 8, prior to the Ada/LCC football game.

Proceeds benefit projects for Ada’s instrumental and vocal music programs. Here' how you can get tickets:

• Contact any Ada High School Marching Band, Color Guard or Varsity Singer member

• Contact Arlene Allison at 419-302-7698 or Amy Morgan at 419-957-2125. 

• Email the Music Boosters at adamusicboosters@adabulldogs.org