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The pipes are calling - Steve Johnson can make your St. Patrick's Day celebration one to remember

Steve Johnson of Ada is ready to make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration one to remember.

He is scheduling appearances for the St. Patrick’s weekend – this year’s St. P. Day falls on Monday, March 17 – and will perform on the bagpipes.

Johnson has been bagpipping for about four years.

“I started out as a drummer of the bagpipe band at the University of Notre Dame,” he told The Icon. “Then, later I became a piper for the band.”

He’ll perform in an authentic sold saffron color quilt. That’s because he’s of Irish descent and the traditional Irish kilt is actually a solid color rather than the tartan kilts of Scotland.

Deb Curlis updates Kiwanis members on Ada chamber

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday February 25th at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

The membership anniversary of member Sharon MacKenzie (February 27, 1996) was noted.

In business:
-Treasurer Bryan Marshall updated members on club finances.
-Secretary Brian Myers reported that information on this spring’s Key Leader Conference has been received. Pancake & sausage ticket sales teams have been are distributed with the minutes.

Ada Junior High and High School Winter Guard competition season underway

Countless hours have been spent developing and practicing this year’s competition programs for the Ada Jr. High and High School Winter Guard participants.

Practices have been ongoing since Thanksgiving last year for the Ada Jr. High Winter Guard, High School Rifle Line, and High School Winter Guard groups, which are under the direction of Jonathan Lischak and Amy Webb.

Photo caption: Jr. High Winter Guard, High School Rifle Line, and High School Winter Guard team members pose following awards at Central Crossing High School.

Apollo Career Center Instructor nominated as National SkillsUSA Advisor

Toby Prinsen, Apollo Career Center automated manufacturing instructor, has been named Region III Advisor of the Year for SkillsUSA.

A letter of notification stated that, “due to your dedication to the organization and your many accomplishments as a career and technical educator, you were chosen as the overall winner for Region III.”

Jamie Wills: A passion for scrapbooking

By Darlene Bowers

Three baskets sit atop the refrigerator. Jamie Wills of Ada sits nearby and lays out the process;  one basket for each of her children - Mackenzie, Miranda and Macormick. Each basket temporarily holds mementos, school papers, library story-time keepsakes, ticket stubs, treasures from her family’s everyday life. The contents are then revisited piece by piece at year’s end relishing each and deciding which to include in memory albums (scrapbooks).

Third graders catch a falling snowflake

Ada third graders recently created drawings showing how to catch falling snow. It's simply. Just go outside and open your mouth.

These photos are in the Ada elementary office. Click on the photos below for more artistic snow experiences.