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It's official - you are looking at Ada's ugliest sweaters of 2013

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You may find these models in holiday clothing catalogs, but don’t look for the sweaters.

There are so-so sweaters and then there are just plain ugly sweaters. And, according to the Ada Kiwanis Club, you are looking at the prizes winners – certified ugliest sweaters in Ada this season.

Mike Hood and his wife, Ann, were winners of the Ugliest Sweater contest at the Christmas luncheon of the Ada Kiwanis Club.

During the party, the club held its annual Christmas auction. The auctioneers were Santa (John Berg) Claus and his Chief Elf (Bruce Neely). Fifty gifts were awarded to successful bidders.

Dec. 9-15 Ada police log

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada Police Chief, provided the Icon with the Ada police log Dec. 9 to Dec. 15.

December 9
•Two Males Arrested for Wanted Persons, Report taken foe Wanted Persons and Overdose
• Handled Abuse Complaint, Summons issued for Domestic Violence, Report taken for Family Matter
• Handled Theft Complaint on N Main St, Report taken for Theft from Mailbox
• Handled Threats and Vandalism Complaint on Northern View Dr

Ada school geographic bee put on hold for now

Winter weather is playing havoc with lots of last-week-of-school programs. One of those events put on hold is the Ada School Geography Bee.

According to Suzanne Hardesty, gifted coordinator/intervention specialist for Ada Schools, the Bee was planned for Dec. 17, but, it was postponed.

Hardesty said, "The National Geographic Society sponsors this bee. Ada's winner takes a timed paper-pencil test and the winners of that test continue to the Ohio Geography Bee. 

Medals go to the first, second, and third place studnets and are sponsored by Ada Academic Boosters. 

The grade-level champions and alternates who have qualified for the event follow:

Ada's biggest Christmas party a big hit thanks to "Ada Friends"

ONU students Jerrod Amstutz and Austin Hilverding, co-coordinators of Ada Friends, hosted Ada's biggest Christmas party on Sunday.

Ada Friends matches Ada kindergarteners through eighth graders with an Ohio Northern University student mentor.

On Sunday you might say the two students played a bit of Santa during the Friends Christmas party.

They helped over 90 ONU students and their elementary matches enjoy Christmas as they decorated cookies, – 17 dozen in all - wrote letters to Santa, created Christmas tree ornaments, pinned a nose on Rudolph and watched a Christmas movie. The two-hour party took place in McIntosh Center at ONU.

Corn hole boards with John Deere and International themes

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Students in the Ada High School Structural Engineering class recently completed a project using safety, measuring and woodworking skills.

They developed plans and built corn hole boards with John Deere and International themes.

Students in the class are, from left, Levi Bass, Conner Castle, Abby Peterson, Grant McBride, Lane Nitchie, Luke Long-Green, Chase Tomak, Gabe Gratz, Blake Hall, Tessa Coulson and Haley Clum.

Ada Kiwanis members get some health tips

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada.  The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Kristin Timperman was welcomes as a guest.

The birthday of member Claudia Crawford (today) was noted.

The membership anniversary of Bruce Neely (December 1, 1975) was noted.
Bob McCurdy reported that Al Baillis is doing well and that he is hoping to attend the Christmas party. Peter Previte is home and is recovering.

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