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ONU emeritus art professor's sculpture wins Florida competition

Judith Greavu, associate professor emeritus in art at Ohio Northern, is the winner of the 2016–17 Ocala, Florida, Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

Her winning sculpture, titled “Tri Bio, was installed last week in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala.

The competition received over 100 entries from across North America. A selection jury comprised of local community and art organization representatives selected only 10 artists to advance in the competition and travel to Tuscawilla Park for a 20-month exhibit in honor of the park’s centennial anniversary.

Jarod Woodland on Defiance College Dean's List

Jarod Woodland, Ada, was named to the fall semester Defiance College Dean's List. The honors list is for students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and enrolled in 6-11 semester hours for which letter grades are given.

Students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours for which letter grades are given are named to the Dean’s list.

Ada HS class of 1976 seeks member information

The Ada High School class from 1976  is searching for some of its classmates for its 40th reunion.

The class is searching for:
• Marcella Bates 
• Keith Beltz 
• Kathy Ousley
• David Welch.

Persons with contact information send it to Jim McKee at [email protected]

Meet the spelling bee contestants

Suzanne Hardesty, Ada school spelling bee coordinator, announced this year's contestants.

The bee is Wednesday, Feb 17, at 1:15 the school auditorium.

8th grade: Nathan Hurtig, Hunter Wells, Ryley Davie (Alt: Theo Hardesty)
7th grade: Ryan Kilgallon, Jacob Morgan, Megan Light (Alt: Leona Dalton)
6th grade: Ireland Marshall, Eddy Bovender, Lauren McClain (alt: Molly Zimmerman)
5th grade: Lily Diehl, Dale Hoyt, Kayla Wince (Alt: Robyn Newland)
4th grade: Autumn Andreasen, Abdallah Al-Olimat, Kailey Wagner (Alt: Tara Pitts)


Red Cross respond to home fire on SR 309

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Hardin County responded to a home fire on Friday night near Ada.

Red Cross volunteers Arin Tracy and Daryl Flowers responded to the call for help at the home on State Route 309 and provided the family of assistance for immediate needs such as shelter, food and clothing. They also provided the family with Red Cross comfort kits of personal hygiene items.

Red Cross volunteers will continue to work with the family, providing additional assistance as needed and help with recovery planning including information, resources and referrals.

Meet Barth Montel - he teaches Kindergarten to sixth graders in the Ada school computer lab

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 Barth Montel, a 20-year Ada educator.

As you get to know Barth from his responses, it’s easy to hear his passion. American industrialist Lee Iacocca said, “In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.”

Barth Montel is certainly one of the best. Thanks, Barth, for your time and dedication to our students. May your passion be contagious.