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August 4, 2020

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Lot of events planned for Richland Manor residents in October

Richland Manor, 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton, has several special events planned for its residents in October.

On Oct. 6, residents will have a Halloween celebration at Twin Lakes. On Oct. 12, residents will travel to Findlay for a pumpkin train ride. On Oct. 17 residents will participate in the Richland Manor fall festival. On Oct. 26, residents will decorate pumpkins. On Oct. 31, residents will have a Halloween party.

Bryan White winner of Icon week 5 football contest

The winner of the Icon's Week 5 football contest is Bryan White. Bryan, Elizabeth Boisvert and Randy Garmatter all correctly picked 12 games this week. Bryan was declared the winner by virtue of the second tie-breaker. 

To enter Week 6 click here

Other contestants:

11 correct - Adelyn Althaus, Bill Edwards, Brandon Huber, John Schmutz, Luke Amstutz, Nancy Armour, Nathan Davis, Randy Stewart, Ross Emans, Tater Hooker and Todd Fleharty.

Ada is alive and well in Dayton: Beaschler starts; but Flyers lose

By Donald Traxler

Christopher Beaschler (2012 Ada High School graduate) suffered a deep bruise on his right calf muscle during practice on Thursday, was walking on crutches on Friday and started his first game at linebacker on Saturday for the University of Dayton Flyers. 


The Flyers were in control and had a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. However, the Marist University Red Foxes scored the next 31 points and won the Pioneer Football League contest 31-20.

This weekend at the library: used book sale, stuffed animal sleepover and scavenger hunt

It's happening at the Ada Public Library this weekend: used book sale, stuffed animal sleepover and an Ada scavenger hunt.

Amanda Bennett, library director, says to stop by the library Friday and Saturday for a used book sale. Prices follow:

Paperbacks 25 cents
Hardcovers 50 cents
Bag of books for a buck!
All proceeds benefit the Library

"Friday is our Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Drop your child's stuffed animal by 4:30 p.m. on Friday for a special stuffed-animals-only storytime and sleepover with Ms. Natalie and Ms. Manda. Stuffed animals can be picked up again on Saturday between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.," said Bennett.

Kiwanis Club says "Get ready for the Oct. 28 Ada Halloween parade

It’s October – get out your Halloween outfit.

This year’s Ada Kiwanis Club Halloween parade is Monday, Oct. 28. Participants should meet behind the Ada Municipal Building on Buckeye Street.

Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 6 p.m.

Several costume categories are in the judging competition:
• Prettiest
• Scariest
• Most original

Custume judging by age groups follow:
• Pre-school and kindergarten
• 1st and 2nd grades
• 3rd and 4th grades
• 5th and 6th grades
• Groups any age and pets
• Adults (most original only)
• Ada HS band

The power of social media and its use by Ada Icon - interesting statistics

Icon viewers interested in knowing the power of social media will appreciate following statistics.

The Icon's Facebook page has 276 followers and this list continues to grow weekly.
During the week of Sept. 24-30 the Icon Facebook page:
• Reached 1,605 persons
• Had 50 persons talking about it
• Added 9 new likes

Each evening The Icon posts one item on its Facebook page to draw viewers to the website. Here is a sample of recent posts listed with the number of Facebook fans each story reached: