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September 23, 2020

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Brauen's gourd open house Sept. 5-6

Don and Jodi Brauen's fall gourd open house is this weekend.

Located at 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton, hours are:
• Saturday, Sept. 5
   9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 6
   Noon to 3 p.m.

They ask that shoppers please wear a mask.

Click here for the Brauen's gourds facebook and watch a video showing current selections.

Meet the Bulldogs of 80 seasons past

Here is the Ada High School Bulldog football team of 1940. Unfortunately, the yearbook did not provide names of players.

The yearbook did provide a summary of the season, which is attached below. Phil Shipe was the coach. The team compiled a 6-3 overall record, playing as an independent.

Where did summer go? Here's Ada's September events

Icon's Hometown Happenings - its' printer-friendly

September arrives this week and several events are scheduled in the community. These are posted on the Ada Icon's Hometown Happenings, compiled by Darlene Bowers.  

We've added a few event held at the beginning of October. A printer-friendly copy of the calendar is attached at the bottom of tis story.

Community events   
• Ada Food Pantry (located in basement of First Presbyterian Church of Ada)
Tuesdays 4-6pm and Saturdays 10am-noon

Free community meals - Last Wednesday of every month,
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 5-6:30pm (takeouts or delivery only)

Testing, one, two, three

You will hear Ada's new tornado siren in a test on Sept. 3 - this is only a test

Testing, one, two, three.

On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Village of Ada will test its new tornado siren at noon, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief.  

He said that the  siren will run for 3 minutes during the test.

In addition, the village will test the siren each third Wednesday of every month at noon.

As a note, Ohio Northern University completes a test of its tornado siren on the first Wednesday of every month.

"With the addition of this siren, Ada will be well covered to provide early warning to residents in case of a tornado," said Harnishfeger.

Janet Gault was a lifelong Ada resident

Janet L. Gault, 81, died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at 3:20 p.m. at Kindred Hospital, Lima.

She was born on June 9, 1939, in Ada, Ohio, to the late Jasper and Aezelda (Robnolte) Dearth.  Janet was first married to the late Charles J. Mowery.   On March 4, 1963, Janet married Robert L. Gault and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.

Regulating our emotions during a pandemic

2020 has certainly had an emotional toll on us all.

By Christian Steiner, MD 

Psychiatry Center of Northwest Ohio 

How do we regulate our emotions in times of uncertainty? 2020 has been a year that many of us wish would come to an end. A pandemic that has people fearful, neighbors arguing and everyone forced to socially isolate. Watching a volatile market take staccato breaths while playing with our life savings and retirement.

School and sports are either canceled or placed on some form of special schedule. The certainties that we take for granted are all uncertain. 2020 has certainly had an emotional toll on us all.