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Dog of the week - it can go home with you!

Note: The Icon launches a new feature for the Hardin County Dog Shelter. Our featured dog is available for adoption. Contact the shelter at 49 Jones Road, Kenton, phone 419-674-2209. Click for Facebook.

"This is Tiny he is looking for a forever home come see him today. Tiny is 1 1/2 year old male very friendly, 100 lbs and getting bigger by the day. He needs lots of room to run.

Here's the junior high science fair superiors

Several Ada Junior High students and student teams received  superior ratings at Ada's Local Science Fair held last week. These students qualify to compete at the District Science Fair at ONU in March, according to Alayne Schrock, science teacher.

85 Ada 7th and 8th graders prove why they are future scientists

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
Alex Morgan (left) and Nicolas Kamatali discuss an aerosol cannon made for the Junior Science Fair held Thursday evening in the school cafeteria.


Eighty-five seventh and eighth graders prepared 38 exhibits. Winners advance to the district at ONU in March where they may qualify for the state in Columbus in May.

The Science Fair makes learning a happy occasion, if the interest shown by the students is any indication.

Several Ada and area students on Rhodes State College fall dean's list

Several area students are on the Rhodes State College fall dean's list.

Part-time students

Melissa A. Bulerin
Natasha Nicole Long                                                           
Cody M. Staley                                                                 
Katilyn Wareham                                                               
Ibtehal A. Yahyi                                                               

Winter guard competitions on January calendar

Several Ada Music Booster events take place in January despite the Jan. 12 booster meeting that was cancelled due to the weather.

Check the booster website for calendar of coming events. CLICK HERE for the website. Missing from the calendar are two winter guard competitions (Jan. 24 at Marion Harding and Jan 31 at Miamisburg) and the next Purse Raffle organizer meeting with Academic Boosters (Feb. 3 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center).

Contact Cliff Maier if you have questions.

Winter competition schedule

Three-generation Elliott family seat on Ada school board ends after 62 years

By Monty Siekerman

The Elliott family in Ada has a long tradition of serving on the school board. Incredibly long!

Local pharmacist Michael Elliott has served on the board since 1990. After 26 years, he decided not to run for election again. Monday, when the board reorganized, he was officially no longer a board member.

Mike, the pharmacy manager at Rite Aid, is proud of his family service to the local school system.

That service began in 1936 with his grandfather, Dr. Floyd Elliott, a local physician, serving until 1955. Mike's father, Dr. Robert Elliott, also a local physician, served from 1962 to 1977.