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Two Ada teams compete in Boy Scout Klondike Derby

The two Klondike Derby teams from Ada Boy Scout Troop 124 finished high in the annual show of Scouting skills and endurance. The derby was held at Camp Lakota on Jan. 23.

The teams had to push wooden sleds through over six miles of snow, ice, water and mud and complete seven group tasks such as fire building, map reading, track and tree identification, buck sawing and knot typing.

The older team, led by Wyatt Rettig, finished in just over five hours. The younger team, lead by Patrol Leader Kamron Wilkerson, finished 20 minutes ahead of the seven-hour limit.

Superior! (junior high science fair winners)

Area are the Ada Junior High students and student teams who received superior ratings at Ada's Local Science Fair earlier this month.

These students qualify to compete at the District Science Fair at ONU in March, according to Alayne Schrock, science teacher.

(Photo from Ada Bulldogs Facebook)

Ireland Marshall wins Geography Bee

Ada's 4th grade through 8th grade Geography Bee took place last week. Here are the winners: Ireland Marshall, first; Nathan Hurtig, second, and Conner Daughtery, third.

(Photo from Ada Bulldog Facebook)


15 with Alexandra, who spends summers in Bulgaria

What classes are taking this semester?
Personal Finance, Ceramics special projects, Spanish IV, General Chemistry at ONU and Calculus III at ONU, Advanced Prep English, Physics and Art IV. The two courses at ONU are post-secondary.

How many college credit hours do you have?
If you base it on Ohio Northern University, I have 40 credit hour, which would be make a second semester sophomore.

What other post-secondary classes have you taken at ONU?
When I was a sophomore I took Stats for Professionals. As a junior I took Calculus.

Ada High School students winners in MLK essay contest

LaShonda Gurley (left), director of multicultural development at Ohio Northern University, recognized Alexander Hurtig (right), a sophomore from Ada High School, after he garnered first place in the Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. 

Sophomore Noah Pinkney finished in second place and sophomore Terry Sheridan collected third place. The purpose of the essay contest is to challenge students to think about how Dr. King's philosophy can be used to resolve social justice issues in today's society. 

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.