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Ada youth show their bike riding skills at rodeo

How's your bike riding skills? Can you ride in a circle without crossing the line? Can you ride as slow as you can in a straight line without going too far to the left or right? How do you function on the obstacle course?

Those questions sound easy, but just try them. Lots of Ada's youth tried and succeeded during Saturday's bicycle rodeo. The event, held behind the police station was sponsored by the Ada Police, fire and rescue.

Here are some views of young Ada bikes.

May 29 Kiwanis Club minutes

Kiwanis Club minutes

Harold Friesner called the 33rd meeting (May 29) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:02 p.m.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

A card of congratulations was sent to Scott and Jaime Wills on the birth of their son, McCormick Dean,

The birthday of Myrna McCurdy (May 28th ) was noted in song. The birthday of Scott Allison (May 29th) was also noted.

The membership Anniversary of Mike Hood, (June 1st 1981) was also noted.

The wedding anniversary of John and Joanne Berg (May 29th 1955) was acknowledged by the membership

Look who's on the final honor roll

Ada Schools presents the fourth quarter Honor Roll for the 2011-2012 school year.

GRADE 12: Christopher Beaschler, Mackenzie Fell, Matthew Gray.

GRADE 11: Bailey Bowers, Jaden Castle, Erica Kier, Kylie Kipker, Levi Klingler, Zoe Laird, Madeleine Lomax Vogt, Natalie Reynolds, Jonathen Robey, Morgan Rouch, David Savino, McKenzie Shaw, Taylor Willeke, Suzanne Young.

GRADE 10: Taylor Anspach, Hattie Dearth, Annabel Pinkney, Elijah Rayl, Matthew Wilcox.

15 minutes with Ryan Radebaugh - from Mt. Blanchard to Ada and on to the world

Ryan, you're from Mt. Blanchard? When did you graduate from high school?

Riverdale High School- 2004

What brought you to Ada?

At ONU I work as an International Services Coordinator.  My job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Getting students prepared for the arrival to Northwest Ohio, welcoming the students at Ohio Northern University, and develop a support system for any other problems they may face while they are here.  The ultimate goal is to facilitate a positive experience both academically and socially for the students so they may achieve all of their university goals while they are here.

Donald Traxler receives service award from Northwestern Ohio Education Association

Ada resident Don Traxler recently received the Northwestern Ohio Education Association's District Service Award-Retired.

Traxler is retired from a multi-tiered career in education having taught from the elementary to the college level. He obtained his bachelor and master's degrees from Bowling Green State University and his Ph.d. from The Ohio State University.

As a retired member of NWOEA Traxler has been a supporter of the association in many capacities. Currently he is a member of the NWOEA Retired Committee, and uses his background in teacher education to work with college chapters in the association.

Kiwanis Club scholarship winners

Two Ada High School seniors were presented scholarships from the Ada Kiwanis Club on May 16.

The club presented scholarship awards of $1,000 each to Heather Rowe and Mackenzie Fell the annual Ada High School Senior Awards dinner.

Harold Friesner (center), Kiwanis president, presented the awards to Rowe (left) and Fell (right). For the minutes of the recent Kiwanis meeting click here.