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Barry Schneck wins final Icon football contest of season

The winner of Week 10 of The Icon football contest is Barry Schneck.  He correctly picked 14 games this week.
Other contestants:
13 correct - David Glick and Seth Burkholder.
12 correct - Chris Boisvert, Denny Edinger, Luke Amstutz, Mark Delisle, Megan Morris and Todd Fleharty.
11 correct - Adelyn Althaus, Ben Reineke, Bill Edwards, Brandon Huber, Jerry Cupples, John Clevidence and Tater Hooker.
10 correct - Brandon Schaadt, John Schmutz, Mark Sommers, Nancy Armour, Nathan Davis, Randy Garmatter and Tom Clark.

Agnes Crates waited 100 years - now she's Ada's citizen of the year

Agnes Crates, life-long Ada resident, thought she was going to present the invocation at Monday’s Town and Gown Banquet.


She did deliver it, but unknown to her, the community had bigger plans. Mrs. Crates was bestowed the honor of 2013 Ada citizen of year during the banquet.

She joins an impressive list of Ada residents who have received this honor over the past 48 years.

Who am I? Well, for starters, I'm an Ada HS grad

By Alisa Ambrecht
Who Am I? Here's another Ada resident who you know, but have to put all the pieces together to figure out his identity. Here's some clues. Watch for the answer later this week.

Let's take a walk through the Halloween contestants

How about one last look at this year's Ada Kiwanis Club Halloween parade. Here's a video that the Icon posted today. It's a walk-through of the Halloween contest judging area. Are you in this video?


Who is the scariest, most original, know...Halloweener in Ada this week? Well, according to the Ada Kiwanis Club, here's the results from juding from Monday night's Kiwanis Halloween parade.

The club said that 110 children and two adults participated in this year's contest.

Ada band travels the Buckeye State - two competitions in one day

The Ada High School Marching Band traveled to central Ohio to compete in two separate competitions on Saturday. 

The band departed Ada early Saturday morning and traveled to Carroll to compete in the Bloom-Carroll High School BC Classic. Despite cold, windy conditions, the band placed third and received an overall rating of Excellent. In addition, the Color Guard and Percussion earned top honors in Class C.

Following the awards ceremonies at Bloom-Carroll, the band loaded their instruments and equipment and traveled to Dresden to compete in the Tri-Valley Band Classic, hosted by Tr-Valley High School. 

Seth Burkholder wins Icon football contest Week 9

The winner of Week 9 of the Icon Football Contest is Seth Burkholder. Seth and Nancy Armour correctly picked 13 games this week.  Neither picked the correct point spread in either tie-breaker (though Seth was closest) and Seth submit his entry first.