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Wanda Dodds 1939 - 2021

Wanda G. Dodds, 81, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 1:07 p.m. at Shawnee Manor, Lima.

She was born on April 9, 1939, in Lima, Ohio, to Robert Wright and Ruth Uteva (Gossard) Calverty who preceded her in death. On Dec. 25, 1964, Wanda married Ronald E. Dodds and he survives in LaFayette.

Wanda was a Christian and a homemaker. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of LaFayette.

Late Polar Bear rally upends gritty Ada boys

Bulldogs face three opponents this week

 By Cort Reynolds
DOLA - Host Hardin Northern reeled off 12 straight points in the final two minutes to rally past county foe Ada 41-33 in a tough non-conference boys basketball Saturday night showdown.

The Bulldogs held the lead for almost the entire final three periods, but lost their fourth close heartbreaker of the season due to the 12-0 HN closing rush.

HN junior Nevin Robson started the decisive finishing spurt with a baseline runner to inch the hosts within 33-31 as 1:31 remained to play. Luke Wilson then splashed a right side trifecta that put Northern on top 34-33 with 1:15 to play.

Hornet girls stave off Ada

Ada hosts Ridgemont tonight

By Cort Reynolds
RAWSON - The visiting Ada girls basketball team rallied late but came up short at local foe Cory-Rawson 59-51 in a non-league contest Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 12-5 after the first period and trailed 31-21 at intermission. 

Aided by early purple and gold turnovers, C-R extended its lead to 46-32 after three quarters.

Ada rallied to outscore the Hornets 19-11 in the final stanza as sophomore playmaker Courtney Sumner poured in 12 of her season-high 23 points.

The Bulldog girls record dropped to 3-9 overall with the defeat. Meanwhile, the Lady Hornets improved to 9-5 after the victory.

Ada matmen 9th at Rossford tourney

Colton Biederman went 3-1 with two decisions and a pin. He won the third-place tournament bout with a shutout decision in the 120 lbs weight bracket

By Cort Reynolds
ROSSFORD - The Ada varsity wrestling team finished ninth out of 11 teams Saturday at the Jim McCumber Invitational hosted by Rossford.

Edison won the event with 339 points, far ahead of second-place Vermilion (182.5). 

Ada tallied 48 points to beat Toledo Christian, Findlay and Sylvania Southview.

Bulldog senior Colton Biederman went 3-1 with two decisions and a pin. He won the third-place tournament bout with a shutout decision in the 120 lbs. weight bracket over Mickalos Takacs of Monroeville, 2-0.

Stand for the National Anthem...in 1966-67

This revealing two-page spread photograph from the 1967 Ada High School yearbook shows the Ada crowd, cheerleaders and boys' basketball team standing for the National Anthem.

The Icon photographer viewing this photo identified some Bluffton fans in this photo, which tells us that this was an Ada - Bluffton game.

The Icon welcomes any additional idenfication of persons in the photo.


Icon music review: The four most anticipated albums of early 2021

From Drake, Willie Nelson, Foo Fighters and Evanescence

Reviewed by Craig Hoffman 
The calendar has flipped to 2021. That means a fresh start for everyone. This includes the music industry. This year should bring with it a ton of great new music from the biggest names in the industry. Here are several albums we are looking forward to in the first part of this year!

What new music releases are you eager to listen to this year? Let the Icon know in the comments!