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Rev. Allen, Ada Presbyterian pastor, Kiwanis Club speaker

President Myrna McCurdy called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday September 3rd at McIntosh Center, ONU.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

The following guests were introduced: Patrick Allen. Allie Puntel, Katie Lorson and Elizabeth McKinney.

The birthday of Marilyn Green (September 7th) was noted.
In business:

-Members heard an updated financial report from Treasurer Bryan Marshall.
-Secretary Brian Myers reported that the Distinguished Club paperwork has been filed.

Mark Wolke wins the Icon's first weekly football contest

Mark Wolke is the winner of the "practice round," of the Icon's fall football contest. He picked the winner in every game. With this week's contest (Week 2, deadline 5 p.m. Friday), starts the cummulative contest. Each contestant's points will be tabulated and in addition to a weekly winner, one contestant will be the overall winner at the end of the season.

Several prizes will be presented to the weekly winner and overall winner. Those prizes will be announced next week. Corey Greer is the contest judge.

To enter Week 2, click here

Ada Icon asks you to vote now for ONU's Rebecca Yeh, Miss Minnesota

Your vote counts! And you may vote now.

Ada has a chance to be the home of "Miss America." Rebecca Yeh, Miss Minnesota, is an Ohio Northern University student.

The Miss America competition will come up soon and Rebecca needs your vote. Click here to vote for her and support Ada and ONU.


This is your chance to vote for a finalist at the 2014 Miss America Competition. Vote for Rebecca so that she may become become America's Choice live on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 15,  at 9 p.m. EST at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Kiwanis Club hears update from ONU AD Thomas Simmons

President Myrna McCurdy called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12 noon on Tuesday August 27 at McIntosh Center, ONU.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

Tom Simmons, ONU Director of Athletics was welcomed as a guest.

The 58th wedding anniversary of Mark and Julie Shull (August 28, 1955) was noted.

Kiwanis Club: Want to hear a good fishing story - read on...

Ada Kiwanis members went fishing - in a manner of speaking - on Aug. 20.

Here's the story:

Kiwanis member Harold Friesner reported on the annual fishing trip made by several Kiwanis members Harold Friesner, Charles Van Dyne, Bruce Neely and John Berg, along with four others Jim Turner, David Schmidt, Dick Hubbard and Karlton Plaugher.

The trip was taken to Ontario, Canada, a little east of Thunder Bay. The trip has been made by various Ada residents since 1972.

ONU student works with Wycliffe Bible Translators program

Elita Smith, a student at Ohio Northern University from Bluffton, spent her summer "vacation" working on a service project in Papua New Guinea.

Every year Wycliffe Bible Translators' Go Experience Translation (GET) Global program sends high school and college students from around the world to lend a hand in mission work.

A typical trip includes eight to 10 students spending two to three weeks among people of a minority language where Bible translation is in progress. This year’s group worked in one of the most linguistically complex countries in the world: Papua New Guinea, an island-nation home to more than 800 languages.