** ONU Civic Engagement Day is Saturday! **


** ONU Civic Engagement Day is Saturday! **

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Eva and Ken Wolke

August 18, 2017

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We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Vicki Mills says: "Enhance your life with music this fall"

Registration underway now for fall group and individual music classes

Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki’s Music Studio, Ada, is accepting registrations for the fall semester.

This fall Mills offers group classes for babies to age 10 and private piano and/or voice lessons for ages 10 to adults.

The studio is located at 2613 State Route 81 (North Street), Ada. The semester begins Sept. 11. 

Mills said that she is offering a weekly special in the group keyboard class. Persons who register by Aug. 31 have a 10 percent class discount.

“To secure your place in class, registration should include a $100 tuition deposit,” she said.

Ada loves a parade - and this one was great

Ada loves a parade. And, the 104th Farmers and Merchants Picnic parade was one to remember. Please enjoy Monty Siekerman's parade photos. If you look hard enough you might find someone you know here.


The "Picnic" beat goes on - with more photos here

Here are more Farmers and Merchants' Picnic photos by Monty Siekerman.

• Click here for our photos posted Sunday

• Is this Wonder Woman, or, perhaps, 6-year-old Nora Dyer?

• Two pretty ladies and a spider. What is their hometown?  "We are from a land far, far away."

So many F&M photos - and here's just the start

Photos by Monty Siekerman

The Ada icon loves to post photos and the Farmers and Merchants Picnic is one of our favorite events to shoot.

Monty Siekerman and Ken Collins photographered practically everything that moved on Saturday. We are going to share dozens of photos with viewers - and we will spread them out all week.

So, don't go away. Here's the start of the show.


Pool closes with free swim Saturday

The Village pool at War Memorial Park closes on Saturday, but swimming that day will be free. The pool will conclude its summer swim and numerous activities with free admission from 1-8 p.m., during the F & M Picnic.

Shortly after the pool closes for the summer, a major renovation will begin, which will be concluded by the time the pool opens next May.

Feeding time!

It's feeding time for the mallards and Canadian geese at the pond by the Freed Center. For the feathered friends who live there, it's always feeding time, hoping for a morsel from any passerby. They don't go hungry.

(Photo by Ken Collins)

South Main Street window boxes

Deb Sadler stands in her side garden at 803 S. Main. The garden features window boxes on the first and second stories. Window boxes are common in Europe, but seldom found in Ada. You never have much weeding to do with window boxes, but watering can become an almost daily chore. Maybe that's why planting boxes hasn't caught on here.  Beneath the boxes is Mrs. Sadler's garden of blooming shrubs, perennials, and annuals, much in bloom this time of year.

Rotarians sell 225 chicken dinners

Rotarian Gary Hull carries a stack of chicken dinners on Thursday evening at Hays Insurance parking lot.

Those who purchased the tickets drove through the parking lot to redeem their tickets for BBQ chicken and two sides.

Rotarians sold 225 dinners, the profit from which goes to community service projects. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Linda Dearth: "I've always been blessed"

Your invitation to her ReStore retirement party on Friday

By Monty Siekerman
They come through ReStore door - the rich and poor, short and tall, with canes and walkers or on their own two feet, some a little puggy or not, the young and old, some very old--to have a meal, socialize, and get a hug from Store Manager Linda Dearth. Now, Linda has announced her retirement.

A retirement reception, with refreshments, will be held in her honor from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at ReStore, 210 N. Main. All are invited.

"I've met some awesome people and have had wonderful people to work with," she said. "I've been very blessed."

Icon dog of the week - Sammy

Meet Sammy. Sammy is a  4 year old neutered male shepherd mix. He weighs 47 pounds.  No kids, please. Can you give Sammy a forever home?

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.