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Holiday worship schedules requested

Do the holidays add to or change the schedule at your place of worship?

The Icon will post special holiday worship schedules under the “Events of Interest” section on the Classifieds page.

Please send November and December schedules to [email protected].

November School Board meeting summary

By Paula Scott

VanBuskirk retirement approved, advertising for bids for admin building a/c, 5-year financial forecast, executive session on security

The Board of Education of the Ada Exempted Village Schools held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, November 17. (Packet of supporting documents is attached.)

President Amy Mullins conducted the meeting with board members Ron Fleming, Ted Griffith and Steve Ramey present; Matt Gossman was absent.

Officer Carl double-take

Deputy Joe spied a really well disguised turkey at the Ada Schools, noting "The farmer won’t be able to find this one!" Deputy Joe Carl is the School Resource Officer at Ada Exempted Village Schools and shares updates at

#11 Ohio Northern men's soccer at NCAA III tournament sectionals

Weekend Preview: No. 11 Ohio Northern travels to Kenyon College in Gambier for the sectionals of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, November 19-20.

The weekend consists of the third-round and quarterfinal games of the tournament and Northern is one of 16 teams still vying for the national championship.

The Polar Bears will face Williams (Mass.) in a third-round game on Saturday at 11 a.m. No. 3 Kenyon will face No. 22 Washington & Lee (Va.) in the second game of the day, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The winners of each of those games will face off in Sunday's national quarterfinal game, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Kenyon

School book fair has online, cashless options

The Ada Schools issued the following Book Fair reminder:

Elementary students have attended the book fair preview and are making wishlists.

Visit for information about the fair including how to set up an e-wallet to allow students a cashless way to shop.

All sales benefit Ada Schools and classroom libraries and the fair will be open through parent-teacher conferences.


Talented backcourt to lead Ada girls under new coach

The Bulldog girls basketball home opener is at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18 vs. McComb. 

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School girls basketball team returns one of the better backcourts in the area to lead a potential resurgence under new varsity head coach Zack Ricker.

The AHS girls basketball team has not had a winning season since 2015-16, when they went 15-8 overall and 5-3 in the league. This season's core is probably the most talented since that edition, although depth is thin.

A Delphos Jefferson graduate, Ricker served as the freshman boys coach at Ada last season.