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Bluffton invites Ada residents to Saturday's fall festival

Last weekend was Ada's Harvest and Herb Fest. This is Bluffton's turn for weekend events. Activities are planned in many locations in the 10th annual Bluffton Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The community-wide festival offers lots of family-oriented events, free and open to the public, according to Daren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, who coordinates the festival.

Docia L. Hall, 1921-2013

Docia L. Hall, age 91, died Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:14 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio.

She was born on November 10, 1921 in Prestonsburg, KY to Jake and Eliza (Puckett) Holbrook and they preceded her in death. On November 28, 1938 she married Harlan G. Hall and he died July 20, 1983.

Docia was a homemaker. She was a member of the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God of Alger and a member of the Topps Weight Loss Club of Kenton.

Final farmers' market Thursday

The final Ada farmers’ market of the season takes place on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Community Health Professionals, according to Deb Curlis, president of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

Market hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market is open to the public.

ONU dedicates new field in honor of William L. Robinson

Ohio Northern University will dedicate Dial-Roberson Stadium’s newly installed artificial turf as “Bill Robinson Field” during halftime of ONU’s football game against Mount Union on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1:30 p.m.


The field is named in honor of William “Bill” Robinson, who is retiring after more than 50 years of service to ONU. Robinson, currently the executive assistant to the president, graduated from ONU in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in education.

You'll need a personal calendar to keep track of everything going on in Ada this fall

It looks like Ada residents are in for a very interesting fall filled with many activities. While many of these events are still in the planning stages, here’s a preview of September to early December coming Ada attractions (there's lots more event not listed here, but you'll read about them soon on The Icon):

Sept. 26 – First, to conclude summer, the final Ada Farmers’ Market takes place at Community Health Professionals on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 4-5 – Ada High School homecoming. Parade prior of football game on Oct. 4. Watch the Icon for more details.

Hardin Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations sought

By Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Educator

Ohio State University Extension, Hardin County - Applications will be accepted for the 2013 Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame through the end of business on October 15. 

Nominees must have made their major contribution to agriculture primarily as a result of being born, growing up, living in, or working in Hardin County, Ohio.  Outstanding agriculturalists may be nominated by individuals or organizations.  Nomination forms are available at the Hardin County OSU Extension office or on the Hardin County OSU