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Drew Crabtree headed to BGSU; will major in athletic training

Note: This is the third of several Icon profiles of Ada High School 2012 graduates. Profiles are by Kenzie Fell.

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Drew Crabtree is a 2012 graduate of Ada High School and an extremely well-rounded young man. He not only excelled academically and athletically, but also musically. He participated in baseball and soccer and was named a scholar athlete all four years.

Kiwanis members updated on Ada events

Harold Friesner called the 37th meeting (July 17th) of the 2011–2012 Ada Kiwanis year to order at 12:06 p.m. at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University,

The Invocation was given by Jon Umphress.

The birthday of Harold Friesner (July 21st) was noted in song.

Jon Umphress also reported that he had his first ride in the sidecar of a motorcycle driven by Rev. Vern LaSala.

In business:
-Members heard an updated financial report from Treasurer Bryan Marshall.

Kiwanis Club plants tree in park on July 10

Pictured with newly planted tree in War Memorial Park are Ada Kiwanians: (front row, from left); John Berg, Marilyn Green, Sharon MacKenzie, Al Baillis, Heather Cox,Tom Kier and Harold Friesner.(second row, from left): Joe Ferguson, Jolene Bailey, Bill Fuller, Bryan Marshall and Bob McCurdy.


Two Ada births reported at Bluffton Hospital

The Bluffton Hospital reports the births of two Ada babies in recent weeks. They are:

• Derek James Dennis, son of Amy and Thomas Dennis, born May 30, measuring 20 1/2 inches and weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

• Lincoln Clark Wayts, son of Andrew and Cynthia Wayts, born June 20, measuring 19 1/2 inches and weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces.

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ReStore's Julie Brewer prepares to bid farewell to Ada

By Jake Dowling, Ada Icon summer intern
It is the summer of 2010. Julie Brewer just graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in art education. She had friends, a good life, but she was not ready to jump right into her career, she wanted to explore.

“You know that coming right out of college the job market is going to be tedious and scary, you’re not know sure what opportunities are going to be there, but this opportunity presented itself and I couldn’t say no,” she said.

The opportunity that presented itself was being a part of AmeriCorps, a national organization that fights hunger and poverty here in the U.S.

Up on the roof


Some serious construction work is going on in Ada this month. Here's a construction worker on an Ohio Northern University building roof.