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Mark Daniels 1961-2020

 Mark A. Daniels, 58, went home to be with his wife, Teresa, on Dec. 1, 2020, at 9:32 a.m. at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

He was born on Dec. 28, 1961, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Rev. John and Thelma (Punches) Daniels, Sr. On Aug. 21, 1982, he married Teresa E. Overs and she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2018.

Mark worked as finish carpenter and contractor. 

Ada matmen ready to compete

6 of the 9 on the roster are returning lettermen • 3 promising freshmen boasting plenty of youth wrestling experience 

Story and photo by Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada varsity wrestling program enters its second season under head coach David Ames featuring some seasoned grapplers ready to make a run to districts and beyond.

Six of the nine matmen on the roster are returning lettermen, with three promising freshmen boasting plenty of youth wrestling experience. 

One returning wrestler won a match at the district level last season, while another qualified as an alternate at districts.

Three seniors, one junior and two sophomores complete the roster.

The squad has basic goals for the season with the pandemic affecting everything on a day-by-day basis.

Beatitudes children's family shopping event format changes

Originally set for Friday evening, now takes place Dec. 8-11, noon to 5 p.m.

This story was updated on Dec. 2 -

The Dec. 4 children's shopping event at Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., format has changed for covid-19 safety precautions, according to Deb Curlis, store manager.

Instead of the originally-planned one-night event, Curlis says that parents may bring their youngsters to the store anytime Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 8-11, for kid's shopping.

Store hours are noon to 5 p.m.  A treat bag will be given to each child shopping.  For more information call Curlis at 419-788-9459.

Lady Bulldogs edged by HN in seesaw opener

Ada got off a last-second shot at a potential tying three-pointer, but the right side 20-footer was just off and Northern narrowly held on for the win

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada girls basketball team lost a 43-40 nailbiter to county foe Hardin Northern Tuesday night in the hard-fought season-opener for the Lady Bulldog cagers.

The purple and gold fell to 0-1 after the tough defeat in their delayed lidlifter. HN improved to 1-2 with the victory, having lost to Botkins and Riverside before Thanksgiving.

Ada got off a last-second shot at a potential tying three-pointer, but the right side 20-footer was just off and Northern narrowly held on for the win.

How the pandemic has affected my generation

And, some healthy things we can do to cope 

 By Amelia Alexander
Amelia, an Ada HS student, is the Icon's newest columnist. Writing twice a month, this is her third column. Click here to read her most recent column. You will find all her future columns on our "Columnists" page.

COVID has caused a lot of uncertainty for everyone. This past spring, the majority of us were afraid of the virus, the economic uncertainty of the shutdown, and the uncertainty of remote learning.  

No-till conference traditionally held at ONU will be virtual

Harvest is mostly complete with a few corn fields that still need to be shelled, according to Mark Badertscher of the Hardin extension office.

According to the Nov. 30 Ohio crop weather report, corn is 92% harvested in Ohio and 69% of the wheat is either rated good or excellent. 

Soybean harvest is wrapped up in Hardin County.  During the growing season, from April 15 through Oct. 15, average rainfall was 20.35 inches, which made 2020 a dry year.  This is 4.57 inches below the 10-year average growing season precipitation, and 5.76 less inches of rain than last year’s growing season.