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Rotarians' bowling event make everyone a winner

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
When a person in business hears the word "strike," he cringes.

A "strike" in baseball isn't good either, if you are the batter. But a "strike" in bowling is a winner. And a business bowling tournament on Tuesday was a winner for scholarships.


The Ada Rotary Club sponsored the tourney at Norada Lanes to raise funds for two $1,000 scholarships that the civic club awards each year: bowling for a good cause, and fun, too.

Ada HS instrumental solo and ensemble contest results

Seven Ada High School musicians received either Superiors or Excellent ratings at last Saturday's solo and ensemble contest held at Lima Senior. 

Instrumental students were:

Elizabeth Milks - Flute - (1) Superior
Hailey Maier - Trumpet - (1) Superior
Jacob Colwell - Trumpet - (1) Superior
Callee Young - Trumpet - (1) Superior
Meredith Morgan - Marimba - (1) Superior
Meredith Marshall - Trombone - (1) Superior
Elijah Garmon - Trumpet - (2) Excellent

The Icon Dog of the Week

Here's the Icon's Dog of the Week. It was found the Hardin County Dog Warden's outside kennel this week. Any information would be appreciated. 419-674-2209

Handball golf, anyone?

Northern golfers can get a leg up on the competition by hitting a few balls in a handball court that has been converted into a place to practice golf during Polar Bear weather in Ada. (Monty Siekerman photo)

They rocked the house at Presser Hall

By Monty Siekerman
The musicians and audience experienced the most happy and fun performance in Presser Hall's 90-year-history when four steel bands pounded out 17 songs to a nearly full house on Saturday evening.

There was limbo, a conga line and what could be construed as ONU's adaptation of a mosh pit.

They rocked the house with the music - jumpin', clappin', swingin', and swayin'.

Someone should have sold deodorant and handed out Ridilin at the door afterwards.

The musicians and audience left the building feeling happy. That's what Caribbean music is all about. A fun time.

Ada teacher feature: Meet Jeff Hunt, mathematics instructor

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 Jeff Hunt, mathematics instructor. As you get to know Jeff from his responses below, ponder the solution to this thought from James Caballero, American mathematician: “I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear the sound of closing doors.”