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Very distinguished

Sandra Neely was named the 2015 Ada Town and Gown Distinguished Citizen of the year. This year's banquet was Nov. 2.

Watch tonight's Icon for more details of Neely's presentation.

At the banquet, previous distinguished citizens of the year were recognized.

If the sock fits, wear it - but who's in the socks?

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman

Thursday was Halloween in Ada, but these are not Halloween photos.

Last week, Ada students  wore crazy socks to school - as these photos show - in support of Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the Beta Club. The effort is an update on Nancy Reagan's "Just say no to drugs."

Hey, hey, hay!

Members of the Student Bar Association await hay riders on Saturday evening at War Memorial Park.

Autumn in Ada -- hayrides, cider and popcorn.

From left are Megan Daley, Tim Murphy, Lisa Brodley, Joe Derkin who is SBA president, Bailey Higgins, and Erica Hess. The association, which is made up of all law students, provided the hayride as a community service. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Liberty Bank staff excited for Raegan Cox and her live audition for "America's Got Talent"

By Monty Siekerman
Liberty National Bank employees in Ada are excited for Raegan Cox who will have a live audition for the popular NBC show "America's Got Talent" at Cobo Center in Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Raegan's mom, Heather, works at the bank. Reagan, 11, is a sixth grader at Miller City Schools where she participates in choir and band. She has participated in a state-wide choir, sang for St. Nicholas Catholic Church for the Children’s Mass, and entertains in nursing homes.

She has accomplished all of this without any voice lessons - a natural talent.

Dave Smittle: He's the voice of the Bulldog marching band on Friday nights

By Darlene Bowers
“Stand up, Ada fans, and join us in cheering on our Bulldogs as the Ada High School Marching Band plays the fight song for our team!”

Do these words stir you to jump up out of your seat and applaud as the team takes the field, the cheerleaders leap into synchronized action, the color guard waves their bulldog flags, and the band fills the stadium with that familiar, heart pounding beat that proclaims another football Friday night in Ada, Ohio?

Ada band excels in Saturday's "double-header"

The Ada High School marching band hit the road at 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 to compete in two OMEA-sanctioned events.  

The band first performed during a rainy Bloom-Carroll Classic Marching Band Competition in Carroll, Ohio.  Ada was awarded Best Color Guard, Best Percussion and Best Music in Class C. The band placed 1st in Class C and 2nd in the combined Class B/C events.

The band then headed to Tri-Valley High School in Dresden to perform in the Tri-Valley Classic against 10 bands in the combination B/C class.