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BVHS announces clinic collaboration with Mayo Clinic Care Network

The new relationship extends to medical professionals at the Bluffton Hospital

Attached at the bottom of this story is a Q and A for frequently asked questions regarding the collaboration.

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Blanchard Valley Health System has announced that it is the first Ohio-based health care facility to join a clinic collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, of Rochester, Minnesota.

The Mayo relationship extends to medical professionals at the  Bluffton Hospital.

In making the announcement on Oct. 10, Scott Malaney, BVHS president and CEO, said, “This is a big day for us.”

Ada CC leaders at NWC: Ferguson, Wells, Swaney

By Cort Reynolds
VAN WERT - The Ada boys cross country team finished seventh in the seven-team Northwest Conference championship meet at the Van Wert Reservoir Saturday morning.

Columbus Grove repeated as boys team champion with just 23 points. Lincolnview was second (45), followed by Crestview (86), Bluffton (105), Allen East (133), Paulding (143) and Ada (211).

Bulldog sophomore Riley Ferguson came in 67th in the field of 95 runners to register the top Ada showing. He covered the 3.1-mile course in a time of 22:13.8.

Senior teammate Hunter Wells ended up right behind him at 68th in 22:14.3.

Grove wins battle of Bulldogs

"We were dealing with a lot of guys banged up (coming in), and then we got more guys injured," said head coach Shawn Christopher. "I was proud of the young guys who came in and played well, and hard."

By Cort Reynolds - photos by Sue Mattson
ADA - The host Ada football team lost decisively to Columbus Grove 65-14 in a wet Northwest Conference contest last Friday night to spoil an intermittently rainy Homecoming.

The purple and gold fell to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in NWC play with the defeat. Surging Grove improved to 4-3 and 3-1 in league action with their third straight win.

"We were dealing with a lot of guys banged up (coming in), and then we got more guys injured," said Ada second-year head coach Shawn Christopher. "I was proud of the young guys who came in and played well, and hard.

Are you on the Ada 7th grade VB team?

Here's an Ada 7th grade volleyball team that is from the late 1990s. Icon viewers can help nail down the correct school year. We think it is either 1997 or 1999.

Row 1 - Terra Coldiron, Tara Musselman, Jennifer McCombs

Row 2 - Mary Hughes, April Howard, Chelsty Hood, Vanessa Ward, Alexia VanAtta, Jennifer Wyss, Emily Stewart

Row 3 - Stephanie Minix, Megan Paugh, Kim Simon, Amy Young, Christina Rowe, Alexandra Koons

(Photo provided by Leland Crouse)

Jackie L. “Jack” Jordan was a 1968 USV graduate

Jackie L. “Jack” Jordan, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 3:15 a.m. at his residence outside of Alger.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1950, in Kenton to Richard “Dick” and Margery (Canaan) Jordan.  His father is deceased and his mother survives in Ada.. On May 10, 1991 Jack married Deanna Fry and she survives in Alger

Jack was a 1968 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1969 and served on the USS Suffolk County during the Vietnam War, and was honorably discharged in 1975.

Kiwanis invites you to its Halloween parade

Monday, Oct. 28, line up behind the police station

Ada Kiwanis Club invites Icon viewers to join this year's Halloween parade. It is Monday, Oct. 28

Line-up is beind the municipal building on Buckeye Street. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the parade is at 6 p.m.

Costume categories follow:
• Prettiest
• Scariest
• Most original

Costume judging by age groups:
• 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

Judging takes place at the Ada Depot, where the parade concludes.