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September 28, 2021

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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.

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."

The Episodic Life Of A Conflicted American Icon

Review by Robert McCool

Since 1997 Robert B. Parker, the author of the wildly popular “Spenser” suspense novels, has developed another character that has stood the test of time and become a person to pay attention to. Starting with “Night Passage”  in 1997, Jesse Stone became Chief of the Paradise, Massachusetts Police, leaving California with its problems born of drinking. Jesse is an alcoholic whose main problems center on Jenn, his ex-wife that he obsessives over. He was fired from the Minor League profession of baseball shortstop when his shoulder is permanently damaged, leaving Jesse without a rudder to steer by, until he joined the L.A. Police department and ascended to the Robbery and Homicide division.

Saturday board games at APL

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.

Library Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Ada Public Library

320 N. Main St.


Sept. 29 community meal at St Mark's Lutheran Church

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.