Memorial Day weekend 2023 news schedule

The Ada Icon has a holiday schedule for Memorial Day weekend 2023. New content will appear on Friday and, except for breaking news, pause until Tuesday morning. Newsgathering will continue through the weekend, including Ada High School graduation at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and Memorial Day ceremonies at Woodlawn Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Monday.

Application for 2023 Farmers & Merchants Picnic royalty

Is your child interested in becoming royalty at the 110th annual Farmers and Merchants Picnic?

The picnic will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Cash prizes will be given to the king, queen, prince and princess–honors awarded to the boys and girls who sell the most picnic raffle tickets. Crowning will be done the morning of the picnic following the parade.

For more information, please contact Joni Goodman at 419-516-7315 or Nicole Ruble at 419-204-4137 by June 1.

The application includes the following information:









Sponsors are local businesses that help the candidates sell raffle tickets. Youth ages 3-grade 12 are eligible to compete for the crowns.

Stay tuned for information on this year’s raffle prizes.

Ohio Northern University earns ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation

National organizations are recognizing Ohio Northern University’s efforts to encourage students to vote.

Led by Institute for Civic and Public Policy’s (ICAPP) campus voting initiatives, the work has resulted in ONU’s designation as a Voter Friendly Campus, a fourth annual program led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. ICAPP student Fellows, led by institute director and political science professor Robert Alexander, Ph.D., worked with organizers to set goals, submit a statement of interest, form a coalition, draft an action plan.

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Ada Lions Club awards $5750 in scholarships to Ada Schools seniors

The Ada Lions Club met on May 24, 2023 to honor new scholarship recipients. Lions Scholarship Chair Robert C Simmons introduced the students. 

The scholarship winners introduced their family members in attendance, shared some of their high school activities, where they were going to further their education, career goals and college major. The Lions Club provided a meal for scholarship recipients and their families.

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