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December 6, 2019

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Ada fifth grader, Callie Burgess, is a "Fearless Feminine Feline"

Member of an all-girls' First Lego League team that placed 2nd of 27 teams in its first competition

An Ada fifth grader, Callie Burgess, is a member of an all-girls' First Lego League team, that recently placed second of 27 teams at a Versailles, Ohio, tournament on Nov. 23.

The Fearless Feminine Felines, First Lego League team, consists of girls ages 10 to 14 from Ada and Bluffton.

Only one of three all-girl teams competing, the Felines advance to the next tournament level to compete to be one of the top teams in northwestern Ohio. That tournament is Jan. 18 in Sylvania.

Team members with Callie are Bluffton seventh graders, Sophia Kaufmann, June Essinger and Mackay Tuttle; Bluffton eighth grader, Adanna Johnstone; and BHS freshman, Sabina Clingerman.

Daniel "Danny” Faulder 1958 - 2019

Daniel L. “Danny” Faulder, age 61, died at 9:06 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on October 1, 1958 in Lima, Ohio to Charles E. and Donna J. (Thrush) Faulder.  His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Harrod. 

Danny worked as a Highway Tech 2 Bridge Specialist for the Ohio Department of Transportation.  He previously worked at Flagship Chevrolet in Kenton. 

Rhea Hall was retired from Wilson Sporting Goods

Rhea E. Hall, 93, died on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at 4:54 p.m, at Vancrest of Ada. 

She was born in Hardin County, Ohio on July 29, 1926, to the late Frank and Aurabelle (Sowers) Shadley.  On Dec. 21, 1942, Rhea married Oscar Hall and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1994.

Rhea retired in 1985 from Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada after working as a sewer and stamper. She attended the United Methodist Church.

She's Ada's best technical problem-solver

And, she's at the Ada Public Library each Wednesday

She is Ada's best technical problem-solver.

She's Chloe Noel and she will answer all your technical questions and resolve your toughest tech issues.

The Ada Icon is living proof, as she helped us with a phone texting issue today that had us stumped – problem solved in less than 60 seconds.

Chloe, an AmericaCorp volunteer, is at the Ada Public Library on Wednesdays. Other days of the week take her to other Hardin County libraries.

The technical trainer accepts drop-ins or you can make an appointment to resolve your issues.

Very, very Merry on Main

Over 375 youth of all ages gave Santa an earful

It was a “very, very” Merry on Main downtown Ada on Monday evening. The annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce launch of the Christmas season grows each year, attracting young and old.

• Over 375 youth visited Santa Claus at First United Methodist Church

• 100 youth goody bags from Liberty National Bank were given away at the depot within minutes of its opening for the evening

• 15 dozen cookies disappears at about the same time at the depot

McGuffey Christmas parade tonight!

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be there

McGuffey is hosting their first-ever Christmas Parade on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in downtown McGuffey. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m., with activities to follow in the Community Room (behind the Post Office), 404 Courtright St. If you're coming from out of town, feel free to park at the school.

To see the parade, line up along Courtright Street (St. Rt. 195).

After the parade, Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be in the Community Room for pictures, Mr. Claus will read the Christmas story from the Bible to kids, plus indoor carnival games, free cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be available.