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Margaret E. Brown, 1920-2013

Margaret E. Brown, age 93, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:55 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health Systems, Lima.

She was born on April 3, 1920 in Delphos, Ohio to William and Mabel (Mulnhour) Shoemaker and they preceded her in death. She married Charles Claude Brown and he died in August 2006.

Margaret was a homemaker. She attended the Maysville United Methodist Church, Maysville.

Surviving are a son, C. Daniel Brown of Harrod; three grandchildren: Nicole Rainsburg of Lima, Matthew Rainsburg of Lima and Jared Gudakunst of Harrod; six great grandchildren: Ben Bailey, Shelby Bailey, Sean Bailey, Jordan Bailey, Gavin Rainsburg and Spencer Gibson.

There's still time to enter Saturday's parade - and if you have a golf cart read on

Ada loves parades. 

And you can be in one on Saturday - or you may watch for the sidewalk.

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest and Herb parade will step-off from Ada High School at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. There is no cost to participate. 

For groups planning on participating  be at the school at by 9:15 a.m. so that you can be put in the line-up. Groups using a float with youth riding please park in the north parking lot of the school. All roads and driveways around the school need to be accessible to non-parade traffic so please help keep them open. 

Golf Cart Decorating Contest

Century 21 Beacon Realty - two open houses Sept. 22

Becky Neville of Century 21 Beacon Realty, Ada, announces two open houses on Sunday, Sept. 22. Both open houses are from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ada - 629 N. Main St.

Alger - 1768 State Route 309

For a complete description of both listings open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.

Miss Vicki's Music Studio accepting new students for fall classes

Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, 2613 State Route 81, Ada, is now accepting new students for fall classes. According to Vicki Mills, studio owner, classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 24, and run through Jan. 16. You can also register for introductory sessions (4 - 6 weeks) that run in October/November.


Ohio Northern University to hold panel discussion on ‘Crises in the Middle East’

Ohio Northern University’s Phi Beta Delta honorary society for international scholars presents “Crises in the Middle East: A Panel Discussion” in the Dicke Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel is comprised of four professors from the ONU Department of History, Political Science and Justice who will share their insights on the Middle East crises and the ongoing civil war in Syria. After a brief presentation from the panel, a question and answer session will follow.

Ada HS alum Kevin Plaugher will perform at Harvest and Herb Fest

Kevin Plaugher sounds a lot like James Taylor. At least that's what the Icon thinks. You can see, or hear for yourself. Plaugher, Ada High School grad, is one of the performers on the 28th annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest and Herb Festival.

This year's event is Saturday, Sept. 21 in downtown Ada.

Plaugher returned to Ada this summer at the invitation of Fred Reichter to perform at Music on Main in July. A short video of that performance is at the bottom of this story.

Plaugher will perform from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Mike Wright and Jim Boedicker will take the stage from 2:15 to 3 p.m.

Lots of other events are planned on Saturday.