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Fourth graders open Ada's newest restaurant

Ada fourth graders may open the village's next restaurant.

This spring, in art class, fourth graders considered their favorite foods, according to Kristie Steiner, art teacher. (Earlier this year, if you recall, third grade students created art pizza. Click here for a quick review.)

Steiner describes the clay food project this way: "Students were asked to choose what food they wanted to make, practice making it with modeling clay, and then create it.  After it was fired they painted them to resemble the actual food.  

Below are some of the results.

Hey, those are Ada students, but it doesn't look like they are in Ada

Ada 4th and 5th grade honors students traveled to Toledo on May 12 to watch the Toledo Mudhens play.

Here's some photos thanks to the Ada Bulldogs school Facebook.

Three community groups receive Junior Civic League donations

The Ada Junior Civic League donated a total of $1,500 divided equally among three community organizations recently, according to Linda Staley.

The league members donated $500 to the Ada Public Library, $500 to the Ada Food Pantry, and $500 to the Red Cross.


• Amanda Bennett of the Ada Public Library with Ada Junior Civic League President Linda Ferguson and Sherry Evans, Special Projects Chair.   

• Jack Duffy of the Food Pantry with Linda Ferguson and Sherry Evans.

• Sandra Neely of the Red Cross with  President Linda Ferguson and Sherry Evans.

Ada Teacher Feature: Melissa Gossard - "Spread your wings and the wind will carry you"

Compiled by Darlene Bowers

Welcome to the Ada Icon’s “Ada Teacher Feature.” Here we share thoughts and insights from local teachers who lift up and inspire our students. Let us lift up and inspire these educators as well.

Today we meet Melissa Gossard, first grade teacher, who shares the words she recalls hearing upon her graduation, “You may not know where you are going, but as long as you spread your wings the wind will carry you.” Thanks, Melissa, for spreading your wings and encouraging and supporting our students to also spread their wings.

Meet "Slash," Icon dog of the week

Meet Slash. He's maybe around 5 years old. He needs a forever family to love him.

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

Kiwanis will honor former member Errett Motter with tree planting

Ada Kiwanis will honor former club member Errett Motter with the planting of a tree in War Memorial Park on June 21. Charles Van Dyne will serve as master of ceremonies.

-The club will award four scholarships to graduating seniors at Ada High School on May 18. 

Scott Allison and Jon Umphress were present at the Ada Elementary School April 29 for the annual Arbor Day program for members of the third grade classes.

The club presented a check to the Village of Ada in the amount of $500 to assist with their tree-planting efforts. This marks the 45th consecutive year the club has made the donation, bringing our total to $22,500 donated.