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Ada band travels the Buckeye State - two competitions in one day

The Ada High School Marching Band traveled to central Ohio to compete in two separate competitions on Saturday. 

The band departed Ada early Saturday morning and traveled to Carroll to compete in the Bloom-Carroll High School BC Classic. Despite cold, windy conditions, the band placed third and received an overall rating of Excellent. In addition, the Color Guard and Percussion earned top honors in Class C.

Following the awards ceremonies at Bloom-Carroll, the band loaded their instruments and equipment and traveled to Dresden to compete in the Tri-Valley Band Classic, hosted by Tr-Valley High School. 

Seth Burkholder wins Icon football contest Week 9

The winner of Week 9 of the Icon Football Contest is Seth Burkholder. Seth and Nancy Armour correctly picked 13 games this week.  Neither picked the correct point spread in either tie-breaker (though Seth was closest) and Seth submit his entry first. 

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.