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December 11, 2017

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Two times at bat, two home runs

Streamline Insurance and Wine and Design window decorating contest winner

By Monty Siekerman
It's two times at bat and two home runs for Streamline Insurance and Wine and Design, located at 220 N. Main.

They won the Chamber of Commerce window decorating contest for the second year, a contest which is only in its second year.

Mark and Vicki Southwood own Streamline while their daughter Amanda Morrison has Wine and Design. The Ada Public Library placed second. There was a three-way tie for third with COSI, Hays Insurance, and Liberty National Bank.


Everyone was Merry on Main

Chamber kicks off Ada's holiday season

By Monty Siekerman

If you saw reindeer in the sky pulling a sleigh on Monday evening, you may have been a little inebriated.

If you saw two reindeer munching hay in the Railroad Depot parking lot, consider yourself sober. The pair of well-behaved reindeer were a big draw, especially with children, during Merry on Main sponsored by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

The holiday windows of Ada

You'll find this one at Ada Public LIbrary

By Monty Siekerman
Jenny Grant, with a little help from her husband, Rhett, painted the big front window of the Ada Public Library for the window decorating contest.

You don't often associate attorneys with being artists (Jenny practiced law near Atlanta before moving to Ada last summer) but she honed her window drawing talent when she was a teenager working for a movie theater.

Back then, she'd occasionally draw a picture on the theater window telling passers-by what was playing. Rhett, the new library director, helped some...by coloring in the building, tree, and wording.

Candy Cane tour loves Ada

Milks' residence and The Inn at ONU sparkle with the holiday spirit

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman

Colleen Wilson, a volunteer with Keep Hardin County Beautiful, plays the piano while guests visit the Milks home on South Johnson Street during the Candy Cane Tour of Homes held on Sunday afternoon.

If you missed the tour of two places in Ada (The Inn was the second Ada stop), then you'll have to wait for two years for the next tour. Keep Hardin County Beautiful organizes a tour of homes in the county every two years. This year's venues also included five homes and businesses near Kenton.

Santa has breakfast at The Inn at ONU

First Ada visit of the season for Mr. Claus, more to follow

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
"Here, Santa, do you want a banana," Cullen Callahan, 4, seems to be saying.

The exchange took place during Breakfast with Santa at The Inn on Saturday morning.

Cullen is from Lima; Santa is from the North Pole.

The Sold Out event drew 70 youngsters and family members for a festive buffet, a gift from Santa, and a photo with Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Santa also listened to the children's wish lists.

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Who would have guessed Ada would still be raking leaves in December?

Village leaf pickup extended into next week

By Monty Siekerman
Village leaf pickup will be extended into next week for two reasons.

The leaves are falling later this year, and a mechanical problem with the leaf "picker-upper machine" knocked it out of commission for a few days.

It's not too late to rake the leaves to the curb for pick up, if you haven't already done so. 


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