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Beatitudes will provide free lunches for youths this summer

Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., will again providing free lunches to Ada area school children starting Tuesday, June 2. Sack lunch's may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Beatitudes.

Parents and caregivers must call to register youths for the summer lunch program at 419-788-9459 by Thursday, May 28.  

Ada residents could take some community involvement cues from Isaac Spar

2020 AHS grad, a Hardin County teen of the year, plans to attend ONU this fall

Ada residents could take some community involvement cues from Isaac Spar.

Isaac’s interests demonstrate an envious list of achievements and participation in Ada High School and the Ada community organizations.

It’s no wonder he was recently named one of two Kenton Elks Club high school boy teens of the school year.

His focus ranges from school sports, – including swimming, soccer, tennis – quiz bowl, music, ethics bowl, Boy Scouts, as a class officer, 4-H, Makerfest, National Honor Society, T.E.A.M.S, and involvement in a church mission trip.

Dr. Carl W. Hoagstrom was an ONU biology professor from 1975-2005

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the ONU Nature Center

Dr. Carl W. Hoagstrom, 79, died Monday May 18, 2020 at his home in Bluffton. He was born in Holdrege, Nebraska, on Aug. 24, 1940, to the late Elmer and Leona (Shaffer) Hoagstrom. On June 5, 1965, he married Maureen (Goertzen) Hoagstrom and she survives in Bluffton. 

He graduated from Kearney State College summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in physics and biochemistry. He received his master’s degree from Purdue University in biology and his PhD from Arizona State University in zoology. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a biology professor at Ohio Northern University from 1975 to 2005 when he retired.

Hardin County Sheriff's log for May 18

Hardin County Sheriff's log for May 18.

Daniel Nash in today's Ada HS senior spotlight

In cooperation with Ada schools, the Ada Icon will post each of the Ada High School class of 2020 seniors in the spotlight. Daniel Nash is today's senior in the spotlight.

Water's up in Bluffton

7:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, in Bluffton.

Here's the walking path between the Buckeye and Riley Creek. Water from the creek was still flowing into the Buckeye at the east end.

The next photos shows water leaving the Buckeye and returning to the stream at the west end - Spring Street.

And, finally, a great blue heron is spotted in the second and third photos, watching the photographer.

In 24 hours or less, this water will arrive in Findlay.