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Brenna Hissong, Jacob Thaxton, Ada's teenagers of the month

Recognized by the Kenton Elks Lodge 157

Two Ada High School seniors, Brenna Hissong and Jacob Thaxton are the October Kenton Elks Lodge 157 Ada’s teenagers of the month.

Students from each school in Hardin County are recognized each month. This is the first group of students recognized for 2020-2021 school year by the Elks.

Brenna Hissong, has volunteered with the Ada food pantry. Following the Farmers and Merchants Picnic as a freshman, sophomore and junior, she helped in Ada Park cleanup. As a junior, she volunteered in setting up the Governor’s Art Show entries, hosted by Ada High School. 

Improving Bulldogs run at district CC meet

Jacob Morgan finished 22nd, Riley Ferguson 39th, Robby Waters 48th, Connor Daugherty 50th, Cole Anspaugh 55th

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - Almost all eight members of the Ada cross country teams who competed in the season-ending Div. III district 2 race at Columbus Grove Saturday morning posted season-best times.

"We had an awesome meet," said Ada veteran head coach Josh Klein. "No one advanced (to regionals), but we ran our best times of the season. Personal records were set across the board.

Time for a good Ada ghost story

Have you heard about the little girl twirling in her blue skirt?

Note: Halloween is this week. Now is a good time to take a look back at one of the town's oldest ghost stories. Leland Crouse alerted the Icon about it, which was originally posted in Betty Miller's Small Town Sampler on Oct. 24, 1990. 

Sitting in a group of friends one of the ladies brought up a story about seeing a ghost at her downtown apartment. I had to hear the whole story and went to visit my friend.

Halloween stories from the Bluffton Triangle

Tuesday evening on Zoom told by Fred-in-Stein

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Want to hear some of the most pulse-pound, unexplained, dark, stories rumored to take place in Bluffton?

Recognized authority, Fred-in-Stein, (also known as Fred Steiner, Ada Icon owner) pictured with his friend, Frank, takes viewers on a journey to the Bluffton Triangle, in a Bluffton Public Library-sponsored evening of creepy Bluffton stories, each carrying a Halloween twist that you’d like to forget.

The program starts shortly after dark, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, on a Zoom link from the library.

This highly uncomfortable program features many unexplained tales from Bluffton’s vault of forgotten lore.

Celebrating the 19th amendment

ONU graphic design program women's right to vote poster design workshop

The Ohio Northern University Graphic Design Program hosted a poster design workshop on Oct. 21 focusing on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 

The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. It was the first legislation for women’s voting rights. Not until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 were voting rights of all women protected and enforced.

Some of the poster examples are part of this story, taken from the ONU Art and Design Facebook.

Poling hat trick leads Ada boys past Mansfield Christian

Freshman Drew Long passed out two assists and Brendan Jameson doled out the other for sectional trophy

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Senior forward Jacob Poling netted all three goals as the Ada boys soccer team defeated visiting Mansfield Christian 3-1 in a Div. III sectional final match on a chilly Saturday afternoon at the park pitch.

The victory upped the Bulldog record to 10-8. The third time was the charm for Ada against MC in the tournament as they had lost twice before to the perennial power Flames during Jason Okuly's tenure.