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January 29, 2020

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School back in session; grade cards going home this week

Here's this week's Ada school calendar

Ada students return to school on Monday and to a month filled with activities. Here’s this week’s events calendar:

Monday, Jan. 6
• School resumes after break
• Academic Boosters, media center, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
• Junior high boys’ basketball, hosting Delphos Jefferson, 5 p.m.
• Junior high girls’ basketball, at Delphos Jefferson, 5 p.m.
• JV and varsity girls’ basketball, at hosting Perry, 6 p.m.
• Music boosters, media center, 6:30 p.m.
• Cub scouts, cafeteria, 7 p.m.

2019 weather in a word: Rain

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How will 2019 be remembered weather-wise?

In one word: Rain.

From April 1 to July 31 the area experienced 23.83 inches of rain. Those four months accounted for more than one-half of the entire year’s rainfall, which reached 44.23 inches. 

The 2019 rainfall was the highest recorded in the area since 54.86 inches fell in 2011.

The 23.83 inches of rain during that four-month period compares to normal average of 15.43 inches during that same period. 

School lunch menu for January

It's back to school on Monday. Here's the lunch menu for January for Ada schools. 

Five new board members on Ada chamber

Membership pushing toward the 100 mark

Ada’s Area Chamber of Commerce launches its 2020 programming with five new board members and membership pushing toward the 100 mark, according to Deb Curlis, chamber director.

New to the board are Dan Newkirk of Heapy, who will serve as vice president; Angela Hersh of Liberty National Bank, who will serve as treasurer; Gail Alstaetter of The Mercantile; Jon Umphress of Ada Kiwanis Club and Joni Goodman of Midwest Rehab, according to Heather Cox, board president.

Continuing board members are Jill Simmons, secretary, Jamie Hall, Patty King, Dustin Shook, Fred Steiner, Ruth Roider and Natalie Walton.

Ada – officially in the record books

Guinness World Records certifies Oct. 25 football toss involving 950 participants

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Ada is official in the record books – the Guinness World Record book, in fact.

Many viewers reading this may have participated in the record-setting event. It was on Friday, Oct. 25 of this year at War Memorial Stadium.

On that autumn afternoon 950 people simultaneously threw an American football – coincidentally, an Ada-made Wilson football – and the rest is history.

The brainchild of Dan Lee, Ada middle and high school principal, Guinness notified him earlier this month of the success of the project, calling it “officially amazing.”

Sandhill cranes passing over Ada

At least one large flock of sandhill cranes was spotted recently in the skies over Ada.

To be more exact it's a construction, dance, sedge, siege or swoop of cranes  – not a flock.

Jodi Brauen, on Tom Fett Road, between Bluffton and Ada, shared this photo and the Icon has heard from other viewers that they have also spotted these large birds in the area.

Click here for a YouTube video (not taken in this area, but give you a better idea of what to watch for in area skies).