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Step back in rural history Sept. 14

Hancock Historical Museum’s historic barn tour

The Hancock Historical Museum will host its fifth historic barn tour on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The self-guided tour will showcase five historic barns around the community of Mt. Blanchard, dating from the 1840s to the early 1900s.

Guests on the tour will learn the history of the barns and the farms they occupy. Many of the farms have been passed down in the same families for several generations. The barns display a wide array of timber-framing techniques and styles and have come to serve a variety of purposes.

Purse Bingo on Sept. 21

Not By Choice Outreach is hosting Purse Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Mcdonald Twp. Hall, 5302 S.R. 67, Kenton.

Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Early Bird Bingo is at 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40. To reserve a table, purchase 8 tickets, plus $10. Call 419-673-9307 or contact any board member. Participants must be 18 to play.

All proceeds go to Not By Choice Outreach, which helps cancer patients with emotional support, as well as gas cards, food, wigs, and chemo bags.

15 minutes with Austin Heil and a special Ada bike event

He's holding his third anual Cursive Ohio Cystic Fibrosis charity bicycle ride on Aug. 31

Austin Heil of Kenton says that Ada is the perfect location to hold a bicycle ride fund raiser. Learn more about Austin at the bottom of this interview.

Austin, we understand you are putting together your third annual Cursive Ohio Cystic Fibrosis charity bicycle ride in Ada. Tell us about it.

Austin: The event is Saturday, Aug 31, and registration starts at 7 a.m. A 64-mile loop starts at 8:30 a.m. The 32- and 15-mile loops start at 9 a.m. Lunch will start being served at 11 a.m. 

Where does ride begin?
In the Ada Memorial Park. The entrance is at 3645 County Road 50.

Ada Historical Society meets Monday

The Ada Historical Society will hold its regular monthly August meeting on Monday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main Street, Ada.

Ever want to run a 1 K?

Saturday is your chance in Bluffton

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - It sound crazy, but it's really happening: a 1K race in Bluffton.

It returns at noon, Saturday, Aug. 10, bigger and better than ever, according to Derek Dukes and Brandon Falk, the creators of the event.

CLICK HERE to register.

Cuts for a cause on Aug. 18 from 2-5 p.m.

to support BOOTS for Bulldogs

Get your hair cut for a good cause by Redd Harris on Sunday, August 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Hays Insurance parking lot. Donations should be $10 or more per cut, and all proceeds go to Ada's BOOTS for Bulldogs.

The BOOTS for Bulldogs is a drive by local mothers to increase safety and security to our school classrooms. The mothers heading up this are Kristin Purdy, Hillary Buxton, and Amanda Henson.

Simplicity is The BOOTS' strength. It can be put in place on a classroom door at a moment’s notice by anyone of any age.

So far, the drive has raised $26,055 of $44,000 needed to keep danger out and allow safety in.