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AHS 2012 grad profile: Cole Simon says he'll miss Friday night football

Note: This is the first of several Icon profiles of Ada High School 2012 graduates. Profiles are by Kenzie Fell.

Growing up, Cole Simon, a 2012 Ada graduate, couldn’t wait to become a Bulldog varsity football player. His senior year he got the chance to play on both offense and defense.

Cleora E. Schaller was member of Trinity Lutheran, Jenera

Cleora E. Schaller, 94, of rural Bluffton died at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 
at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1917, to the late Monroe "Roy" and Lona (Winkler)
Hoffer in Bluffton. She married Henry W. Schaller on March 22, 1941, and
he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1981.

She is survived by daughter, Joyce Schaller of Bluffton. Cleora was also

preceded in death by brothers: J. Frederick and Roy Hoffer and sister,
Rachel Huser.

She worked for and retired from Triplett Corporation in Bluffton. She
was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera. 

Funeral service Monday for Roger Tarr

Roger I Tarr

Sunday, June 24, 2012
2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home
311 East Lima Avenue

Monday, June 25, 2012
11:00 AM
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home
311 East Lima Avenue

Ada and Sugar Grove United Methodist Churches hold July VBS

Ada First United Methodist and Sugar Grove United Methodist congregations are going together for a summer Vacation Bible School in July. Dates are Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at the Ada park. VBS is from 10 a.m. to12:30 p.m. Free lunches are provided.

Youth age 3 to fifth grade are invited. Preregister at Restore or by calling 419-634-4626 or register at the park the day of the event.

The VBS includes games, art, music and storytelling. There will be drawings weekly for free pool passes and other prizes.

Ada chamber plans special breakfast meeting

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce provided The Icon with several news items of interest to the community this summer.

According to Deb Curliss, interim president: "The next Ada Chamber membership meeting is going to be special. We will be meeting at 7:30 a.m. at McIntosh Center, ONU. Breakfast (compliments from ONU) will be available then the business meeting will take place.  Ending no later than 9:00 a.m. A RSVP will be sent out closer to the date."

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A message from your library

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