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Donald Traxler receives service award from Northwestern Ohio Education Association

Ada resident Don Traxler recently received the Northwestern Ohio Education Association's District Service Award-Retired.

Traxler is retired from a multi-tiered career in education having taught from the elementary to the college level. He obtained his bachelor and master's degrees from Bowling Green State University and his Ph.d. from The Ohio State University.

As a retired member of NWOEA Traxler has been a supporter of the association in many capacities. Currently he is a member of the NWOEA Retired Committee, and uses his background in teacher education to work with college chapters in the association.

Kiwanis Club scholarship winners

Two Ada High School seniors were presented scholarships from the Ada Kiwanis Club on May 16.

The club presented scholarship awards of $1,000 each to Heather Rowe and Mackenzie Fell the annual Ada High School Senior Awards dinner.

Harold Friesner (center), Kiwanis president, presented the awards to Rowe (left) and Fell (right). For the minutes of the recent Kiwanis meeting click here.

Beaschler, Fell, Gray co-valedictorians; Lindsay Simmons salutatorian of AHS class of 2012

Ada High School will honor its graduates of the Class of 2012 on Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. At the Senior Honor Awards ceremony on May 16, it was announced that Christopher Beaschler, Mackenzie Fell and Matthew Gray have earned the honor of Co-Valedictorians, while Lindsay Simmons was named Salutatorian.

Christopher C. Beaschler is the son of Ron and Christy Beaschler of Ada. He will be attending the University of Dayton where he will be majoring in engineering. As a student at Ada High School, Christopher has been an active member of student council, National Honor Society, FFA, Language Club and Sophomore Youth Leadership.

Apollo culinary arts instructor receives ProStart Teacher award

Carrie Hamilton, Apollo Career Center Culinary Arts Instructor, will receive the ProStart  Teacher of Excellence Award, Wednesday, May, 16 in Columbus.

Hamilton is being recognized for being an outstanding Ohio ProStart teacher who has made a significant contribution to the Ohio ProStart program, their school, and community. Hamilton was also recognized in Chicago May 6, with 46 other teachers (one from each state) who received their state award. One culinary teacher across the state receives this award and it is voted on by other teachers, as well as Ohio Restaurant Association staff.

Michael Milks receives Cardinal health Generations Rx Champions Award

Michael Milks, of Ada, is the 2012 recipient of the Cardinal health Generations Rx Champions Award for excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention.

This award recognizes a pharmacist for his work in combating prescription drug abuse. The award honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse.

Ada man has a pretty good day fishing - $1,157 worth

Sunday was a pretty good day for fishing. Just ask Robbert Tidd of Ada. Tidd caught the number one tagged trout at Bluffton's annual trout derby on Sunday.

The fish was caught during derby hours and Tidd took home $1,157.50, which was one-half of the 50-50 raffle held following the derby.

One other Ada fisherman, Mark Schlachter, caught trout number 229 at the derby. This year's derby, held May 6, was the 68th annual event sponsored by the Bluffton Sportmen's Club and held in the Bluffton Buckeye Quarry.