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Hey, Mom! I made the honor roll!

Here is the Ada Schools 2013-2014 honor roll for the first nine weeks:

12th Grade: Sa'ed Al-Olimat, Brittney Archer, Jessica Hill, Joshua Lehsten, Annabel Pinkney, Elijah Rayl, Matthew Wilcox.

11th Grade: Alexis Amburgey, Noah Beach, Molly Gamble, Allison Howard, Caralee Stover, Victoria Wyss.

10th Grade: Benjamin Bowers, Alexandra Boyadzhiev, Rylan Hissong, Megan Simon, Katelyn Stuart, Kylelyn Stuart, Ashley Sumner, Casey Swick, Michael Willeke, Mackenzie Wills.

Jon Umprhess shares classic commercials from the '60s with Kiwanis

President  Heather Cox called the weekly meet (October 15th) of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University.

Invocation was offered by Jon Umphress

The birthday of member Sharon MacKenzie (October 21st) was noted in song.
The membership anniversary of Bryan Marshall (October 21, 1986) was noted.

David Dellifield offers "class reflections" during Hardin Leadership 2013 graduation

Twenty-two Hardin Leadership participants will be recognized for completing the nine- session program on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Plaza Inn Restaurant, 491 S. Main St., Mt. Victory.  '

Gathering begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner buffet beginning at 6 p.m.  Representing the class with the “Class Reflections” will be David Dellifield of Ada. The annual meeting for Hardin Leadership will take place following the graduation so alumni are encouraged to attend.

Hardin Leadership 2013 graduates must secure dinner reservations by Friday, Nov. 8 for themselves and their sponsors.  Guests and community leaders are invited with meal reservations of $15 also due by Nov. 8. 

Brandon Huber wins Icon's Week 8 football contest


The winner of Week 8 of The Icon Football Contest is Brandon Huber . He and Jim Dillman, John Schmutz and Dennis Edinger correctly picked 14 games this week and no contestant predicted either tie-breaker correctly. Huber's entry was the first received. 

Other contestants:

13 correct - Barry Schneck, David Glick, Luke Amstutz, Mark Delisle, Mark Sommers, Randy Stewart, Rich Johnson, Seth Burkholder, Tater Hooker and Tom Clark.

Ada midget football team-sponsored cancer walk raises $10,000 for Not By Choice Outreach

The Ada midget football team raised more than $10,000 on Oct. 13, during its first-ever Cancer Walk at War Memorial Stadium in Ada. All proceeds were donated to Not By Choice Outreach in Kenton.

More than 300 Hardin County residents preregistered and participated in this event.  Organizers thanked them for their support as well as from more than 100 sponsors and countless donors.

Prior to the start of the walk, an invocation was given by Steve Hellman. This was followed by three featured speakers:
• David Dellifield,
• Debbie Combs Shepherd,
• and CEO/Founder of Not By Choice Outreach (NBCO), Marcia Retterer.

Ada HS band takes first place at Copley; will compete twice on Saturday

The Ada High School Marching Bulldogs took first place in marching band competition held at Copley High School on Saturday. 

Class B and C (based on school enrollment) were combined at this competition and despite being a smaller school and much smaller band, Ada was still able to come away with the first place trophy. 

Undeterred by the extremely cold, windy conditions, the band received its first-ever superior rating for music.