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December 15, 2019

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Community dinner at St. Mark Lutheran on Nov. 28

St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold a community dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 28. This week's menu is spaghetti. We plan to have this dinner the last Wednesday of each month. All are welcome. 

Written thanks and other basic rules for tax-deductible donations

Thanksgiving to New Year’s is a time for holiday generosity and tax-minimizing thrift.  Last year, about 25 percent of the Ohioans who filed federal individual tax returns claimed tax deductions for charitable donations, to the tune of $4.7 billion. 

Individuals have some basic rules to follow to claim the tax savings, but they’re not alone.  Charitable organizations benefiting from the generosity and thrift of Ohio ’s tax-savvy donors also have some basic rules to follow to ensure that their donors’ contributions qualify as tax-deductible. 

By following Internal Revenue Service rules and through mutual support, taxpayers and charitable organizations both benefit.

Ada police log for Nov. 19 - Nov. 25

Nov. 19

  • Traffic dop warning for speed & expired tags
  • Traffic :stop citation issued for speed
  • Handled alarm drop on S Main St
  • Handleril suspicious vehicle I person complaint on S Main St Assist EMS on W Lima Ave
  • Handled alarm drop on S Main St

Nov. 20

  • Handled suspicious person complaint on St Rt 81 Handled fight complaint on S Main St
  • Traffic stop warning for red light

Nov.  21

Year-end financial planning workshop Nov. 27

The Community Economic Development Center at Ohio Northern University will hold a year-end planning workshop titled "Tuning Your Future Requires Some Orchestration: Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning for Changing Times." The workshop is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Dicke Forum on the ONU campus.

Lawrence Barrett, CLU, ChFC, is the presentor. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Kathryn Dale 1921-2012

Kathryn Dale, 91, died at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Delaware Court Health Center, Delaware, Ohio.

She was born on March 6, 1921 in Magoffin County, Ky., to the late Kash Holbrook and Grace (Jackson) Haney. On Sept. 15, 1937, she married Leonard Dale, and he died on Oct. 26, 2003.

Kathryn was a homemaker and had previously worked at Artcraft Manufacturing of Lima. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 121 of Lafayette; the Harrod Garden Club; the Harrod Civic Club; the Harrod Craft Club; and the Craftette club.

West walk on North Main Street


Here's an undated colorized post card showing the "west walk" on North Main Street Ada.

Notice several things in this photo: 
• Brick streets
• Outdoor planters on house on far right
• Lots of trees
• Person walking on the sidewalk

From the collection of Leland Crouse.