Join the Ada library book club - "The Alchemist" is next - check out a copy today


Join the Ada library book club - "The Alchemist" is next - check out a copy today

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October 19, 2017

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The Music Man is quite a treat

Alan Seibert woos his Vancrest audience

By Monty Siekerman
Alan Seibert knows how to woo a crowd. Known as The Music Man, he had the residents of Ada Vancrest singing and clapping along to his guitar playing on Tuesday afternoon.

A large group of the residents was on hand to enjoy his performance. He also plays piano, harmonica, and drums, but the Ada senior citizens seem to like his singing and guitar playing, so that's what he sticks to when he is in Ada. Because of his popularity, he is invited to the retirement facility every two months to entertain.

USV wins this friendly food fight

Final score: USV $4,383, Ada $3,540

By Monty Siekerman
USV beat Ada in total sales in a three-hour contest during McTeachers Night at Ada McDonald's. USV sales were $4,383 while Ada's totaled $3,540.

Early in the evening, it looked like Ada would win hands down since customers were lined up out the door and onto the front sidewalk when the clock struck 5 o'clock. But USV held their own and blew Ada out of the water.


The schools vied for highest sales from 5-8 p.m. on back-to-back Mondays. In any case, both school systems won. Ada will receive $1,700. The total for USV has not been determined yet.

Ada student art on display at Vancrest

Three Ada high school students have art work on display at Ada Vancrest this month.

Painting by Lyric Jones, senio

Ninth graders act out book

Ada ninth graders act out the characters in a book during Mr. David Ames' English Language Arts class.

From left: Leona Dalton, Aleece Al-Olimat, and Gracie Allison take on the characters in the book "The Devil in the White City," which is about the 1893 Worlds Fair.

Ada band members continue to win at chess

This time at Buckeye Invitation in Ohio Stadium

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada High School Marching Band and Color Guard earned a superior rating and first place in class C Saturday at the Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium.

This was the third competition of the season and the third time the Bulldogs earned first place.
In addition the group earned honors for best color guard, best general effect, best marching, and best visual effect in class C.

The competition was sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association and hosted by the OSU marching band.

Icon dog of the week - Athena

Meet Athena She is a 1 year old female walker hound mix. She weighs 45 pounds. Can you give Athena a forever home? 

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.

Fire chief Q & A and Vancrest

It's Fire Prevention Week

By Monty Siekerman
Longtime fire chief Jay Epley spoke to residents of Vancrest on Wednesday afternoon.

He explained about the department and answered questions. He also brought along a fire truck which residents could see after his presentation. Jay was named Citizen of the Year last November.

Penny Keller-Clark shows Vancrest resident Bernnta Latimore a fireman's hat during a presentation at Vancrest on Wednesday  afternoon.

The police department arranges a program for residents once a month. Sometimes the programs involve police officers explaining their work, sometimes the speakers come from other community agencies.

Responsible pet workshop Oct. 21 in Ada

Presentation for owners of dogs, cats and other small animals

By Monty Siekerman
A Responsible Pet Workshop will be held at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. The workshop is for owners of dogs, cats, and other small animals.

Melanie Butterfield, a Girl Scout ambassador for Alger Troop 20301, has organized the event as part of her gold award, which is the highest award given in Girl Scouts.

She is the daughter of Randy and Angie Butterfield, and is a senior who is homeschooled.

A veterinarian from Metz Pets and Amanda Sloan, from Open Heart Bully Rescue, will speak.

They will describe how to care for pets and tell pet rescue stories.

Rotarians give dictionaries

Ada Rotarians gave dictionaries to third graders on Wednesday. Pictured with some of the students in the background are Jamie Hall, village administrator, and Mark Wipper of the ONU development staff.

It's McAda night at McDonald's

All about a friendly competition between elementary students in Ada and USV

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
McDonald's was packed at 5 p.m. on Monday, the beginning of competition between Ada and USV elementary teachers to see who could sell the most in a three-hour period.


USV's  time slot is next Monday, Oct. 16, from 5-8 p.m. USV has their work cut out for them.

When 5 o'clock came, the local restaurant was packed: 150 customers inside, hungry diners lined up outside to the sidewalk, the parking lot full, cars at the drive thru backed up to the highway.

And the Ada Bulldog was there, too.