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Rotary reps have “marvelous time” in Australia

“A marvelous time!”

That’s how Ada Rotarian Bill Trudeau and daughter Keli, an Ada eighth grader, described their recent trip to Australia, where they attended the Rotary International Convention.

After the convention in Sydney, Bill and Keli journeyed on to Melbourne before flying home. Keli took advantage of the opportunity to visit four Australian universities, no doubt dreaming of adventures that might lie ahead.

The Trudeaus presented a program on the convention and sightseeing in Australia at the recent Ada Rotary meeting.

Swim at your own risk - pond infested with Golden Retrievers?

As the sign warns: "Swim at your own risk!"

It's doesn't mention why, however.

Could it be because the pond is infested with Golden Retrievers?

The two dogs, having a good time, are in Monty Siekerman's pond north of town. That's Caesar (Monty's Retriever) with Luke, who is holding a ball it its mouth. Luke is Harry Wilson's Retriever.


And here are the pedal pull winners from Saturday

There's more high-powered tractors in Ada than you might realize. Fifty-six youth entered this year's Ada Farmers and Merchants Picnic pedal pull, coordinated by the Ada Kiwanis Club.


Here are the winners:
Class 1 (age 3 & 4)    11 competitors
1st Place Marshall Capps  Lima
2nd Place Chad Williams  Ada
3rd Place Carter Reese  Perrysburg
4th Place Langston McClain  Ada

Ada Kwanis members create "Smile Packs" for Uganda youths

Members of the Ada Kiwanis recently assembled back-to-school and hygiene bags for the Children of Nations Smile Pack drive for Uganda Africa.

David MacDonald is the project coordinator.

The school packs holds a variety of items including:

• composition books
• Math Kit (ruler, protractor, compass)
• package of colored pencils
• pencil box filled with the following items:
• blue/black pens
• pencils
• pencil sharpener
• glue sticks
• pink eraser
• pair of safety scissors

The hygiene packs include:

Here comes the band, ready for fall football and band competitions

After two tiring weeks, Ada High School band camp concluded on Friday. The conclusion of camp was marked with a performance by the band and color guard.

They performed a portion of this season’s competition show in addition to some tunes that can be heard at AHS football games this fall.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for photos of that performance. 

(Photos by Bailey Bowers)

Kiwanis Club surprises Charles Van Dyne with tree planting in his honor

Charles Van Dyne joined a special group of Ada residents as announced in a surprise at the recent Kiwanis Club meeting.

The club announced that it has planted a tree at the Ada park in Van Dyne’s honor.

Here’s a list of some of the community projects that Van Dyne assisted in during his professional career in Ada.

• Service including the Ada Kiwanis Club, Hardin County Community Foundation, the Hardin County Bar Association for over 50 years and the Benevolent and Fraternal Order of Elks.

• Van Dyne has also served at a sitting Hardin County Judge and has practiced law in Ada for many years.