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AMA - Ask Me Anything (about Covid-19)

"Why do healthy kids need to wear masks?”

This Covid-19 question video series is in cooperation with Ada SAFE 2020. The series is the collective work of experts, community leaders, organizers, parents, and members of the community.

The question is: "Why do healthy kids need to wear masks?”

In the accompanying video, Dr. Anna Kauffman, MD, a physician in Family Medicine and practices in Bluffton, responds.

She received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine and completed a residency in family medicine at the VCU Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency Program.

Faith, finances and voting

By Gary Reese
Faith Investment Services

The way we vote should reflect what we believe in.  

As Americans, we have been given the ballot box to express our values and desires for how the country is run.  The results of elections end up affecting so many aspects of our lives – our personal safety and well-being – as well as our national defense, our taxation, our ability to invest (with or without government intrusion), how we raise our families, our retirement, and more. 

Myah Keckler wins two first places

Myah Keckler won first place in showmanship for her swine and first in her class for her Gilt Evie. She is in fifth grade at Ada. This took place Tuesday at the Hardin County Fair.

To post your junior fair awards, send information to info@adaicon.com.

Ada school begins serving free breakfast and lunch

This program was extended to all schools as a response to economic concerns brought on for many families by the COVID-19 pandemic

Ada Schools will participate in the federal meal program that will temporarily offer free breakfast and lunch to all students, according to Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent. The program begins Thursday, Sept. 10.

"This program is expected to run through the end of the calendar year, Dec. 31," said the superintendent.

"If we get word that the program is terminating sooner, we will alert families immediately. This program was extended to all schools as a response to economic concerns brought on for many families by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ian Dellifield junior fair king runner-up

Ada Icon invites local 4-H leaders to send fair results for posting

Ian Dellifield, Ada High School senior, is the 2020 Hardin County Junior Fair king runner-up. The announcement was made Tuesday. The ceremony may be watched on YouTube by clicking here.

This year’s fair king is Lance Good of Hardin Northern. The fair queen is Allison Moore of Upper Scioto Valley. Lenore Kohl of Kenton is the queen runner-up. Ada’s queen candidate was Alyssa Wince.

Elizabeth Bower on OSU-Lima dean's list

Elizabeth Bower of Ada was named to the Ohio State-Lima summer dean’s list. To be on the list  a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least 12 graded credit hours during the summer term.