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April 21, 2021

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Saturday is Ada prom night

Here's this year's king and queen candidates

After a one-year absence, Ada High School’s prom returns on Saturday, April 24. The event is scheduled for Crimson Lane and it follows all current CDC and Hardin County Health Department event guidelines.

Due to the current guidelines the Grand March will not take place this year. Only prom guests with tickets and event workers are permitted at the venue.

The prom committee offers a thank you to everyone for helping make this event safely happen in support of Ada students.

A king and queen will be announced following voting at the prom. Voting takes place as student enter Crimson Lane. Each of the candidates is an Ada HS senior.

Grace Allison, Miranda Wills, Elks teenagers of the month

Representing Ada High School as the March recipients

Grace Allison and Miranda Wills are the Kenton Elks Ada High School’s March teenagers of the month.

Grace Allison
Grace is an Ada HS senior and hopes to pursue a career as an elementary teacher.

Bluffton business transfers to 3rd generation Ada family ownership

Kibee's Carryout now owned by Mason Klingler and Chloe Blackburn

FROM BLUFFTON ICON  - Bluffton's most popular business not in Bluffton, Kibbee’s Carryout, 140 County Road 313, today became a third-generation business.

Mason Klingler and Chloe Blackburn, took over ownership from Mason’s parents, Anita and Ron Klingler of Ada.

Anita said that her mother Barbara Hopson, owned Kibbee’s for seven years, and she and Ron have owned it for the past 27 years.

Mason is a 2017 Ada High School grad, and Chloe a 2018 Cory-Rawson grad, and currently is a student at the University of Toledo majoring in marketing.

The business offers 159 craft beer brands, which is among the largest selections in northwestern Ohio.

22,020 books and counting

It's an open book this week at Ada Elementary

They are reading up a storm at the Ada elementary school this week, as its spring read-a-thon is underway.

Here are  classroom results from the first week.
• 513 books read by Kindergarten, first and second graders 
• 21,507 books read by third, fourth and fifth graders

If you examine the accompanying photo, you'll notice a mustache-growing event as part of this – and you may ask your elementary students to explain.

The read-a-thon also has a fundraiser element. Students are earning money for the Ada Food Pantry.

A $3,500 goal is part of this portion of the read-a-thon. See an Ada K-5 student to contribute to that goal. 

Area students on Bluffton University dean's list

Several area students were named to the Bluffton University undergraduate fall dean's list. Students on the list have a 3.6 grade point average or higher. Area students are:
Seth Evans
Audrey Hazelton
Taylor Ramey

Ashley Cheney

Ally Richardson
Katelyn Richardson

Grace Allison, Ada HS Mid-Ohio Energy student of the month

Activities including officer in National Honor Society, Varsity Singers, plus she enjoys baking

Grace Allison, Ada High School senior, is the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada April student of the month.