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October 16, 2021

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Allen East Apollo student receives $4,000 scholarship

The Apollo Career Center Culinary Arts students performed top notch in the recent state FCCLA competitions. These students will be attending the National FCCLA skills competition held in July in Nashville, Tennessee.

They each received a $6,000 scholarship for each gold rating. Eric Teidosio, Shawnee, Dining Room Attendant; Lauren Harvey, Elida, Food Innovations; Sarah Bogart, Columbus Grove, Tori Hunt, Shawnee, and Kristen Kryzkowski, Bath, Chapter Showcase Team; Eric Teodosio, Shawnee, Eric Otto, Columbus Grove, and Amanda Shafer - Columbus Grove, Entrepreneurship Team. 

Ada Kiwanis members hear about Ada Icon

President Myrna McCurdy called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club on order at noon on Tuesday April 30 at McIntosh Center, ONU.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Elizabeth McKinney, Circle K, was welcomed as a guest.

The birthday of member Al Baillis (May 11) was noted.
The membership anniversary of Jon Umphress (May 6, 1997) was also noted.
The wedding 36th anniversary of Jeff and Schulman on May 7 was noted.

It was reported that member Charles Van Dyne has been named the Ohio Elk’s Man of the Year.

In business:

Richland Manor pie baking contest "as easy as pie"

It’s difficult to know which the residents and contestants at Richland Manor’s pie baking contest enjoyed more – making their pies, or tasting them, as bakers and tasters alike lined up to sample the entries at the campus’ Pie Baking Contest recently.

Prior to the contest, Richland Manor residents Ruth Wildermuth and Michele Cardone made a homemade crust for the Caramel Chocolate Apple Crunch Pie they were entering in the contest on behalf of the residents Cooking Club.

“I’m so excited to enter our pie in the contest,” Ruth said. “I’m especially looking forward to tasting the other entries.”

Two Ada HS students attend Kiwanis Key Leadership program

The Ada Kiwanis Club sponsored two Ada students, Shelby Hazelton and Mackenzie Wills, to the Ohio Kiwanis Key Leader program recently. The event was held at Recreations Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio.

Key Leader is a weekend experiential leadership program for today's young leaders. This life-changing event focuses on service leadership as the first, most meaningful leadership-development experience.

A Key Leader will learn the most important lesson of leadership—it comes from helping others succeed.

Welcome to The Icon's "Who Am I?" - It could be you!

Welcome to The Ada Icon's newest feature: "“Who Am I?”

Alisa Armbrecht creates these Ada brain-teasers, and, no, we won't reveal the mystery person's identity (could be a man, could be a woman, could be a student) until you stew on it for a few days.

Here's your clues:

Ada celebrates with Zac at his April 27 "Draft Party"


By Don Traxler
An estimated 300 family and friends of Zac Dysert gathered at the ONU N-Men’s Alumni Association for his “Draft Party” Saturday night, April 27. The event was sponsored by his parents Greg and Carla Dysert and his sisters, Heather and Brooke, and their families.  Many local friends assisted in setting up for the event, serving food and beverages and then the cleanup.