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August 31, 2016


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Meet your elementary teacher on Friday!

Elementary students with their parents or caregivers have an opportunity to meet their new teacher on Friday, Aug. 26.

The meet-the-teacher open house is from 2 to 3 p.m. in the elementary classrooms.


Beaverdam Veterans Memorial brick paver deadline Sept. 1

The Beaverdam Veterans Memorial is nearly all in place, according to Gary Crawfish.

"As a reminder, the deadline for ordering a brick paver is Thursday, Sept. 1," he said.

 "We must have the order by then to ensure the engraved brick paver will be in place for our memorial dedication, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12," he added.

An order form is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Ada gets ready for 31st Harvest and Herb Festival, craft booths still available

Booth space and parade entries are being accepted for this year’s Ada Area Chamber of Commerce’s 31st annual Harvest and Herb Festival, according to David Dellifield, festival director.

This year’s festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in downtown Ada.

The festival is open to the public with no admission charge. Proceeds are used to promote Ada chamber activities during the year.

As in past years, it will fill Ada’s Main Street from Highland to College. Main Street will be closed at State Route 235 all the way to State Route 81.


Bright Pink 5K and fun run Sept. 17 at ONU

The second annual Bright Pink 5K and family fun run takes place in Ada during Ohio Northern’s Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 17. The race starts at 3 p.m., according to Carley Strzalka.

The event begins with registration at 2:15 p.m. at the ONU Pavillion. The race is held on The Green Monster on the ONU campus.

Registration is $15, which includes a t-shirt and raffle ticket. Participants must register by Sept. 1 for a guaranteed t-shirt. The $15 fee is waived for youth under 10 who are with a participating parent or guardian.


Take a trip to Holmes County in September with the Senior Center

Interested in visiting the Holmes County Amish area?

The Bluffton Senior Citizens Association has a trip with Bob and Bev planned in September. Registration is now underway.

On Friday, Sept. 16, Bob and Bev Painter will take the Association bus to Holmes County. Departure from Bluffton is at 7:30 a.m.

Stops include The Farm at Walnut Creek via horse and wagon. Participants will visit a couple typical Amish homes. Next is an Amish dinner theatre. It includes an Amish buffet and a comedy titled “Somewhere over the silo." Cost is $86 per person.


Musical Jam at The Quarry Farm Sept. 10

Music of all kinds will fill the air on Saturday, Sept. 10, as The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm hosts the organization's annual Jam from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Whether you play an instrument like a virtuoso or just like to pretend, sing along or listen, people of all ages are invited to spend a sweet late summer evening with music under the outdoor pavilion's big red roof, alongside the calls from the nature preserve. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome as they support The Quarry Farm's educational programming.


Carlin Carpenter book signing Saturday at Book Reviews

Carlin Carpenter will talk about and sign copies of his book "Coaching Football Ain't Easy," at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., on Saturday.

He will be in the store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The book's  subtitle “My Triumphs and Tribulations at Bluffton College.”

One tribulation that morphed into a triumph is represented in the book’s cover photograph. There, Carpenter is lying on the football field, refusing to stand up, while a football referee threatens to boot him from the game.


Ada garage sale maps now on the Icon


The three-day annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way across America yard sale began in Ada on Thursday morning amid sunny skies.

A tent along Main Street in the Railroad Park will be manned during the sale by the Ada chamber and C.I.C. members, the local sponsoring organizations.

In addition to handing out the maps, people visiting the tent can also find Ada sesquicentennial books and yardsticks.


Back-to-school carnival Aug. 14 at Trinity Lutheran School

A Back-to-School Carnival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the playground of Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera. 

The event is open to the public and includes games, relay races, prizes and snacks as students get back into the swing of the school year.  


Local band, Brother Believe Me, performs Saturday in Ada

The popular local band, Brother Believe Me, will perform at the Party on the Back 40 at the year's Farmers and Merchants Picnic in Ada. The local band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight on Saturday. There is $3 cover charge.

Look for a large, white tent on the north east corner of War Memorial Park for the entertainment site. The band plays rain or shine.

Band members include Brian Carpenter of Lima, drums and vocal (former manager of Bluffton Arby's), Jason Wheeler of the Allen East community, guitar, Chris Brokamp, bass, and Jon Drake, vocals.