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June 30, 2015

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Lots of volunteer helpers

Ada Kiwanis Club American Red Cross swim lessons start on July 6 at the Ada pool.


What has bugged you most so far this season?

PaintInn at The Inn at ONU Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Bet you can't do this

Matt the Juggler performed before a large crowd of kids on Monday at Community Health Professionals. What's his "day job" to put food on the table? Matt, from Columbus, is so successful in entertaining children with his juggling show that his outgoing personality and talent have made performing his full-time work. (Monty Siekerman)

"The creative process" Saturday topic at the library

The creative process was discussed at a booksigning and talk by Lynne Scott (center), author of five books in the past eight years.

Lynne, from near Ada, meets with sisters Amy Eddings (left), a journalist from New York City, who recently moved to Ada with her husband Mark, and Melissa Eddings, who is on the art faculty at Ohio Northern University.

Lynne described her books as having likeable, believable characters that express hope. Her next book will be about a dog trainer.

Among Scott's books are: 
• Love in Small Doses
• Community Pool
• Miranda's Bottom
• Chronia Polla"
• Mr. Hurst's Ambition

A smoother trip over the railroad coming this week

The constant thump, thump of vehicles crossing the railroad track on Main Street will come to an end this week when the crossing repair, which began on Sunday, is completed. Monday's rain delayed the work, which will start again with the rain stops.

The improvement will be better and last longer, perhaps 20 years, since a rubber surface with asphalt will be used.

The crossings at Johnson and Gilbert streets will not be upgraded at this time.

The Chicago, Ft. Wayne, and Eastern Railroad runs through the heart of town.
(Monty Siekerman)

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Here are the Ada boys of summer during the 1969-70 baseball season. That's 45 pennant races ago. Names of the players are...

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"Oklahoma!" comes to Ada High School stage this weekend
Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad freight passes through Ada, 4-9-15
Ada ReStore Senior Dance, 3-24-15
ONU Delta Sigma Phi's Polar Plunge, 2-21-15

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4.63 inches of rain in Liberty Township in May

For the time period of May 1-May 31, Hardin County Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 3.70 inches of rain in Hardin County. 

Last year, the average rainfall for the same time period was 3.51 inches.  Rainfall for May 1-May 31, 2015, matches the 3.70 inches for the 10-year average rainfall during the same dates.

Blanchard Township received 4.95 inches of rain for May 1-May 31, the most of any of the township sites. 

Liberty Township received 4.63 inches in May and 5.67 inches since  April 15.

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