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May 26, 2019

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The newest class photo - Ada High School class of 2019 - is now on the high school hallway wall. Commencement was today. (Ada Bulldogs photo)

It's high school commencement time

136th annual Ada HS graduating ceremonies on Sunday

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

That quote by popular author J.K. Rowling is the motto of the 2019 Ada High School graduating class.

Ada High School’s 136th annual commencement is Sunday.

The Ada HS class of 2019 will receive diplomas in a program at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, in the high school gymnasium.

Noah Mattson, class president, will offer a moment of reflection, to start the program.

Ada observes Memorial Day Monday afternoon

Terry Maris is the speaker

The Ada community will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, with a 1 p.m. ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery, according to Tom Lehman of the Ada American Legion Foss-Agin-Meyer Post 185, this year’s sponsor.

Dr. Terry Maris, professor of management and the former dean of the College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University, is this year’s speaker.

Dr. Maris served as a U. S. Army officer and subsequently as a management consultant. He has traveled to nearly 70 countries as a speaker, lecturer, researcher and advisor.

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The Ohio Northern women ended fourth while the Polar Bear men finished fifth in their respective 2018-19 Ohio Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy races, the league office announced Monday night.

In the women's race, the Polar Bears compiled 68.25 points for the fourth-place finish, just 0.5 points outside the top-three programs.

ADA — Ohio Northern senior Mitch Groves (Fishers, Ind./Chatard) has been selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior All-Star Game on Friday, May 24 at the U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.

Groves is the first Ohio Northern player and is believed to be only the second players from the Ohio Athletic Conference to play in the annual event.

The Division III game will be at 5 pm and the Division I/II game will follow at 7:30 pm at Tierney Field. Admission is free and Lax Sports Network will stream both contests.

By Cort Reynolds
TIFFIN - One of five Ada track and field regional qualifiers competed in day one of the Div. III meet at Tiffin's Hoernemann Stadium Wednesday evening.

Bulldog junior Alex Morgan finished 14th in the 300 hurdle preliminaries to miss out on regional finals qualification Friday. Bluffton's Xavier Dunifon finished first in the 300 hurdle prelims.

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Three Ada girls received All-Northwest Conference softball notice in voting by the league coaches Monday night at Delphos.

Ada senior outfielder Alexis Ennis was named second team all-league, while senior infielder Raina England and sophomore pitcher Leona Dalton received honorable mention notice.

Ennis played a strong center field for Ada this spring. The speedster batted leadoff and hit .373. A good contact hitter, she put the ball in play during 80 of her 85 plate appearances.

In ONU's Men's Track & Field, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Ian McVey, Andrew Buderer, Luke Shellhaas All-Great Lakes Region for 2019 season.

From the Women's Track & Field team, the USTFCCCA awarded Avery Ewing and Maggie Krause All-Great Lakes Region honors for 2019 season. 

To be recognized, a student-athlete must finish among the top-five individual or top-three relay performances in an event on their respective NCAA Division III regional performance list. Further details follow:

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The library's June book group will discuss "Fer-de-lance" by Res Stout on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the library. The adult book club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, and is open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

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Picnic in the Park returns June 3

Offering free lunches for area youth

Picnic in the park, a program offering free lunches to area children, will take place again this summer thanks to sponsorships from several local organizations.

The lunch program takes place Mondays through Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 3. The program is held at the War Memorial Park.

The program is sponsored by ReStore Community Center with support from:
• The Hardin County Community Foundation
• Hardin County United Way
• Ohio Northern University’s chaplain’s office
• Ada Park Board

For more details about the program contact ReStore, 210 N. Main St., Ada

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