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15 minutes with Hannah Gamble, now in Chicago: “I miss the quiet”

By Torie Wright

Note: The Icon welcomes Torie Wright as a fall intern. She attends OSU-Lima where she is an English major. Torie is a 2011 Ada High School grad and will be contributing several stories to the Icon.

To start things off, tell us the name of your college, what your major is, and what year you are.

I go to VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. I am a flute major here and will go on to be a music teacher. I am currently starting my senior year here.

What was the hardest part about first moving from Ada to Chicago?

David Smittle elected to Interfraternity Conference Foundation Board

David Smittle, director of advancement services at Ohio Northern Unversity and member of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, was recently elected to the NIC Foundation board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Todd Fleharty wins week 1 football contest; time to enter week 2


The winner of Week 1 of the Icon football contest is Todd Fleharty.  He and three other contestants correctly picked 9 games this week and Fleharty was declared the winner based on Tie-Breaker #1.

Other contestants:
9 correct - Nancy Armour, Jared Lehman and Buckeye.

8 correct - Mark Sommers, Landyn Fleharty, David Glick, Brad Smith, Will I Am, Tammy Risner, Craig Hoffman, Marc Staley and Jim Dillman.

Hootenannies have new sign for fair

The Hardin County Hootenannies 4-H Club members are excited about the new sign they have designed for the fair this year.

They wish to thank the wonderful artist Sara Hoenshel for painting the 4 different breeds of goats on the 4-H clover in the center and also advisor Grant Mizek  for all his work on the sign.

They hope you will come and see it in person and watch the goat show next Tuesday in the goat tent starting at 9 a.m. 

Hootenannies 4-H Club gearing up for the fair


The Hardin Co. Hootenannies are gearing up for the fair. Our last meeting was held at Megan Williams farm when we got our entry forms filled out to turn in to show at the fair. President Megan opened the meeting and asked Landyn Hijma to lead the American pledge and Sean Hurley to lead us in the 4-H pledge.

Parent Amy Williams is making plans for the fair booth and will let us know what we will need for it at our next meeting. Parent Ernie Davis announced if anyone wanted another t-shirt or an extra for a parent, they could still order them soon for the fair.

Rotary reps have “marvelous time” in Australia

“A marvelous time!”

That’s how Ada Rotarian Bill Trudeau and daughter Keli, an Ada eighth grader, described their recent trip to Australia, where they attended the Rotary International Convention.

After the convention in Sydney, Bill and Keli journeyed on to Melbourne before flying home. Keli took advantage of the opportunity to visit four Australian universities, no doubt dreaming of adventures that might lie ahead.

The Trudeaus presented a program on the convention and sightseeing in Australia at the recent Ada Rotary meeting.