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Ada's "Miss Ohio" Miss America title run comes to an end

Ada hometown girl, ONU pharmacy student and Miss Ohio Elissa McCracken did not take home the crown in the Miss America pageant on Sunday.   The winner was Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York. 

Elissa will continue her pursuit of her doctoral degree in Pharmacy at ONU and still has duties as Miss Ohio.

Should the Icon receive information on any homecoming activities around Elissa's return to Ada you can read about it here on the Ada Icon.

Bradley Smith wins Icon's college football bowl contest

Bradley Smith won this year's Icon football college bowl contest. Smith correctly picked 19 winners. Six contestants were one win behind the winner. The Icon will hold a Super Bowl contest coming coon.

Seven Rhythm in Motion dancers perform in Outback Bowl pregame/halftime show

Seven area dancers from Rhythm In Motion Dance Centre of Ada participated in the 2013 Outback Bowl pregame and halftime shows on New Year’s Day, according to Darcey Schneider, studio owner.

Schneider told The Icon that she submitted an audition tape last January to Just For Kix, the organization in charge of the pregame and halftime shows, and secured a spot for the group of dancers when RIMDC made the cut and was invited to perform in this amazing opportunity.

The group of seven RIMDC dancers who traveled to Tampa, Florida, to participate in the Outback Bowl included:

Cridersville vet talks about dealing with pets in winter

Immediate Past President Harold Friesner called the 12th meeting (December 18th) of the 2012–2013 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:00 p.m. at the New China Restaurant, downtown, Ada.

Karen Kier and Dr. Adam Ferguson were welcomed as guests.

The birthday of Bryan Marshall (December 28th) was noted.

The membership anniversary of Bruce Neely (December 1, 1975) was noted.   

The wedding Anniversary of Bryan and Colleen Marshall     December 17th) was also noted.

In business:
-Bryan Marshall, Treasurer, updated members on club finances.

-Secretary Brian Myers Dr. Mark Shull with a 50 Year Legion of Honor award

Ada Chamber of Commerce elects officers for 2013

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce elected officers for 2013 during its Dec. 19 meeting. Officers are:
• Deb Curlis, president
• Vicki Woleke, vice president
• Alisa Armbrecht, secretary-treasurer


Mike Bollinger selected Ada police employee of the year

Three members of the Ada Police Department were recognized during its anual Christmas party and awards banquet held Dec. 14, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief.

Sgt. Mike Bollinger was selected as Ada Police Employee of the Year. Bollinger is a 12-year veteran of the Ada Police Department and was given the award through his commitment and dedication to the department and to the residents of Ada.

Patrolman Josh Howbert was given a commendation fo his work as property and evidence custodian.

Dispatcher Angela Dankworth was honored for her work in designing a new police patch for the agency.