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Ada council sets 2 interview sessions with council applicants

Next Monday and Wednesday in executive session

Ada council will hold two meetings in executive session next week to interview potential council candidates. These sessions were set during the Oct. 20 council meeting.

Those interview meetings are set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, and noon, Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Letters of interest for the council mid-term vacancy are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23.  Letters may be hand delivered or mailed to the village office, attention Council President, or by email to apolachek@adaoh.org.

Ada chamber "Zooms"

Deb Curlis will step down as chamber director at the end of the year

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members “Zoomed” Wednesday morning.

The virtual meeting was first since this past winter when the covid-19 pandemic limited large groups to meet in person.

The meeting, viewed by 13 persons, provided members with an update on many of the chamber activities.

The most significant announcement was that Deb Curlis, chamber director, plans on stepping down from her position on Dec. 31. During her time as the first-ever paid chamber director she increased membership to more than 80 members. 

Had the pandemic not affected the community Curlis said her goal to 100 members.

Hardin commissioners and Hardin chamber have small business relief grants available

The Hardin County Commissioners in partnership with the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance have developed a Small Business Relief Program to provide Hardin County small businesses with some monetary relief of the business interruption costs caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic in the form of grants of CARES Act funding. 

 The Icon understand that there are 20 grants available, which total $5,000 each.

The application process started  Oct. 21. The grants are first-come first-serve and it is the recommendation of the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance to promptly apply for grant dollars. 

Next Ada Red Cross blood drive Nov. 23

Ada's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23, in the Community Health Professionals Ada Visiting Nurses conference room, 1200 S. Main St.

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Hackworth, blood program leader for Ada community blood drives, at 419-604-8569 or 800-Red Cross.

You may also visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, and use the sponsor code: AdaCommunity.

Face coverings are required at this blood donation.

Ada girl kickers blanked in sectionals 

Seniors Brenna Hissong and Kylie Shafer played their last game for the Ada

By Cort Reynolds
MANSFIELD - The Ada girls soccer team lost 6-0 at powerful Mansfield Christian in the first round of the Div. III sectionals Tuesday evening.

Ada finished its season 4-12 after the defeat. The Lady Flames improved to 13-3-1 with the victory and advanced to the sectional finals.

Mansfield Christian led 5-0 at intermission.

"It's a tough ending," said Lady Bulldog first-year head coach A.J. Wahlie. "We knew it was going to be a big ask. There was a lot to manage in this game, but the group believed because we've managed a lot in in a lot of other games.

Sunway Realty has 2 Sunday open houses

Sunway Realty, Ada, announces two open houses on Sunday, Oct. 25. These are held from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

• 223 Hays Ave., Ada, hosted by Becky Neville
• 1030 Beech St., Ada, hosted by Samantha Hull         
Information about the open house listings are attached in the two flyers with this story.