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September 28, 2021
 

It's officially coffee time

Buckeye East Coffee Shop, 123 E Buckeye Ave., celebrated its grand opening with an Ada Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony on September 25. Mayor David Retterer did the honors. Feature story September 28.

Card-carrying library patron

By Paula Scott, Ada Icon

My library card is a tiny sliver on my keychain. It’s a key to lots of free stuff:

  • Print books
  • Audio books and Playaways
  • E-books
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Video games
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Research databases
  • Public computers and high speed internet access

I am a big library fan. I have a vivid memory of being told (at perhaps age five) that I could check out as many books as I wanted to, or at least as many as I could carry. Eureka!

Blowing in the Wind

By Karen Kier, Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of ONU HealthWise

In 1963, Bob Dylan released the song Blowing in the Wind and it became an anthem for the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. His lyrics included “The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind….Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.” Bob Dylan is a prolific songwriter who continues to produce music. His latest album release was Rough And Rowdy Ways in 2020. Bob Dylan has won 10 Grammy Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. He had a history of touring around the world until the pandemic hit and that ended the “The Never Ending Tour” for Bob Dylan.

History lesson

Here's the Ada High School drama club during the 19780-71 school year. Names of members are under the photo.

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Injury-plagued Ada battled well but dug too big of an early deficit and lost 47-21 at Delphos Jefferson in a Northwest Conference bout Saturday night, September 25, at Stadium Park.

DJ raced to a 34-0 lead on the strength of several big plays and Bulldog turnovers. But inexperienced yet spunky Ada refused to fold, outscoring the Wildcats 21-13 over the final 25 minutes.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-5 and 0-3 in the NWC with the defeat. 

Jefferson improved to 3-3 and 1-2 in league play with the win.

The Ada golf team finished seventh at the nine-team Northwest Conference championship tournament Friday, September 25, at Moose Landing Country Club in Ottawa.

The NWC meet was postponed by rain and cold Thursday.

Lincolnview beat NWC regular season champ Allen East by 10 strokes, 338-348, to win the league tournament crown.

Bluffton was a close third (349), followed by Columbus Grove (367), Leipsic (368), Delphos Jefferson (385), Ada (411) and Crestview (417). Spencerville did not post a team score.

Visiting Ada battled hard but was swept by backyard rival Allen East in a Northwest Conference volleyball clash Thursday evening, September 23.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 1-11 overall and 0-3 in the NWC with the 25-17, 25-9, 25-23 defeat.

The Lady Mustangs improved to 10-3 and 2-1 in league play with the win. 

Ada junior Courtney Sumner hustled up 14 digs, served three aces and came up with two blocks.

Bulldog sophomore Daicy Robinson knocked down three kills and added three blocks. Sophomore Josie Phillips hustled up 10 digs. 

Two Ada girls competed in the Hardin County Invitational cross country meet Tuesday evening, September 21, at Riverdale.

Ada sophomore Elsie Allen finished 13th in a time of 27:23. Bulldog sophomore Jillian Hazelton came in right behind her in 14th place with a time of 27:30.

"Both girls did well," said Ada head coach Josh Klein. 

Allison Woodruff of Riverdale crossed the finish line first in the 22-runner field with a time of 20:42.

The Ada girls soccer match scheduled at home vs. Cory-Rawson for September 22 was postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been set yet for the match.

The Bulldog girls (2-5-1, 0-1-1 NWC) visit defending NWC champion and league-leader Bluffton (6-2-1, 4-0 NWC) Monday, Sept. 27.

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From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on September 25, the Ada Public Library will host Board Game Day. The featured game will be Wings of Glory WW I.

Check the library's CALENDAR events for more activities.

St Mark's Lutheran Church, 125 S. Johnson St. Ada, will serve a free community dinner from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29.

The menu includes meatloaf, cheesy potatoes, green beans, applesauce, and cookie. The meal is dine-in or carry out.

Visiting Ada battled hard but was swept by backyard rival Allen East in a Northwest Conference volleyball clash Thursday evening, September 23.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 1-11 overall and 0-3 in the NWC with the 25-17, 25-9, 25-23 defeat.

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Bulldogs fall to big plays of Wildcats

By Cort Reynolds

Injury-plagued Ada battled well but dug too big of an early deficit and lost 47-21 at Delphos Jefferson in a Northwest Conference bout Saturday night, September 25, at Stadium Park.

DJ raced to a 34-0 lead on the strength of several big plays and Bulldog turnovers. But inexperienced yet spunky Ada refused to fold, outscoring the Wildcats 21-13 over the final 25 minutes.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-5 and 0-3 in the NWC with the defeat. 

Jefferson improved to 3-3 and 1-2 in league play with the win.

"We are young and made a lot of mistakes," said first-year Ada head coach Toby Smith. "We are getting better, but we have to quit giving up huge plays."

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Charles VanDyne, June 2021