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December 6, 2019

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One...two...pick up sticks

March came in like a lion with a straight line wind gusts

By Monty Siekerman
March came in like a lion with a straight line wind gusts in Ada of about 60 mph at 3 a.m. on March 1. Hopefully, the month will go out like a lamb..as the old weather saying goes.

Why lions and lambs?

The lion, king of beasts, and gentle lambs are contrasts...much like March weather with fierce gales, gentle breezes, pelting rains, to soft mists...a time of transition from winter to spring....welcome to Ohio.

Pictured: Village employees gathering sticks from roadways Wednesday morning. Ada dodge a bullet with no serious problems from the strong winds. Several neighboring towns had some power outages.

Afgahanistan law students coming to ONU in April

Part of $2 million grant from U.S. State Department

Last fall, the Ohio Northern University Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law received a $2 million grant from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to organize and administer the Afghanistan Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Program for 2017 and 2018.

On Jan. 19-25, more than 90 Afghan law students and 18 faculty coaches gathered in Kabul, Afghanistan, to participate in the Jessup competition.

Ada elementary students present "Freeze Frame!"

The Ada Elementary second and third graders will present the musical "Freeze Frame!" at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the school auditorium.

“Freeze Frame!” is the hottest new game show where freeze teams of performers spin into positions depicting their favorite wintertime activities. Host Chris Coldplay, and panelists Marty Snow, Scott and Dorothy Axel, and Winter Meriweather compete in this winter-themed guessing game.

Linda Dearth special meal tonight from 4-6 p.m

ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., Ada, will host a special meal to benefit Linda Dearth, store manager.

The meal is Crock pot Tuesday, Feb. 21, with serving from 4 to 6 p.m. Persons with questions may call ReStore.

The Icon originally posted an incorrect time for the meal.

Here's some impressive reading material from the Ada Public Library

Amanda Bennett, Ada Public Library director, provided the Icon with impressive statistics 2016 as she recently worked on the library's annual State Report.

Consider the following:
• 79 Family Storytimes with 1,064 in attendance
• 119 Kids Programs (Birth-5th Grades) with 3,779 in attendance
• 108 Teen (6th-12th Grades) Programs with 714 in attendance
• 108 Adult Programs with 1,199 in attendance
• 46 School Visits with 2,425 in attendance
• 5 Preschool Visits with 97 in attendance
• 32,947 Patron Visits to the Library
• 524 Participants in the Summer Reading Program.

Groundhog Day 2016 and 2017 - check the daffodils

Not finding a groundhog in Ada on Feb. 2, this photographer resorted to taking a photo similar to the one from last year...Abby checking out the daffodils popping through the ground at the Railroad Park.  

The growth of the daffodils compares favorably to last year's; however, the maturity of the golden retriever pup is significant. 

Abby was 4 months old a year ago, now 16 months. And, yes, Abby saw her shadow on a bright, sunny Thursday morning as did wild groundhogs here as well as Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania.