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September 26, 2020

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Meet the Icon's Ada HS artist of the month

Brenna Hissong: "I like the idea of creating something new, something that didn't exist before and seeing the art go through the different stages from beginning to end"

This is the first in a monthly series
featuring Ada High School artists - 

Brenna Hissong, Ada High School senior, holds artwork that she started last spring and finished during remote learning. 

It's an acrylic "hard edge" painting on wood. The image she worked from is a photo of her running track. Brenna is currently in Art 4, and has taken Art 1, 2, and 3 during high school.

She is captain of the varsity girls' soccer team and also runs high school track.

About her interest in art, she says: "I have loved art from a very young age. Mrs. Sperling's elementary Art class was always one of my favorites. 

Boys' soccer: Eagles halt Ada's 3-game win streak

Cross country and volleyball events postponed

By Cort Reynolds
FINDLAY - The visiting Ada boys soccer team lost 11-1 at Liberty-Benton Thursday evening.

The defeat ended a three-match win streak and dropped the Bulldog boys record to 3-3 overall and 0-1in NCOSA play. 

Perennial power L-B (4-1) was ranked 10th in the first Div. II NWOSSCA regional poll September 4.

Ada hosts Upper Sandusky Monday, September 14 at 5 p.m.

This week's list

Several new “Help Wanted” advertisements are now listed on Ada and Bluffton Icons. Check Icon Classified Ad pages at: www.adaicon.com/classifieds.

New opening are added to this list daily. Businesses interested in listing postions available should contact info@adaicon.com.

Openings range from part-time to full-time openings and include:

• Pharmacy Solutions, Pandora 
• Village of Ada
• Diamond Manufacturing
• Bluffton Child Development Center
• Care needed of 77-year-old woman

100 families; 38,356 pounds of food

West Ohio Food Bank distribution in Ada on Sept. 10

The West Ohio Food Bank conducted a food distribution on "Hunger Action Day" on Sept. 10, on the campus of Ohio Northern University.

During the event, 100 families, most from Hardin County, were served. The West Ohio Food Bank distributed 38,356 pounds of food during the afternoon.

“September is Hunger Action Month, and the West Ohio Food Bank, an affiliate member of national organization Feeding America, continues to try to do major distributions in all 11 counties it serves throughout western Ohio,” said Jason Aldrich of the food bank.

The Ohio National Guard assisted in the distribution. 

Hog Creek Wind Project donates $5,000 to Beatitudes food pantry

Deb Curlis: “It will go a long way in assisting Beatitudes with food distribution emergencies. It’s local organizations like EDP Renewables that make a difference in Ada.”

- Several photos below -
Beatitudes of Ada received a $5,000 donation for its emergency food pantry on Tuesday from the Hog Creek Wind Project’s parent company EDP Renewables.

Eric Rivera, operations manager of the project, presented the check. Deb Curlis, Beatitudes manager, and several board members attended the check presentation and toured the 30-turbine project’s office located in Washington Township east of Ada.

Board members attending were Jennifer Grant, board president, Susan Hord, board secretary, David McDonald, board treasurer, and Becky Neville, board member.

Goat showmanship winners

Three Ada students dominated the senior showmanship goat awards this week at the Hardin County Fair. From left, third place Jillian Hazelton; second place, Allyssa Wince; and first place, Melia Santillanez. (Mark Light photo)