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Giant ragweed, marestail problem weeds in some area soybean fields

By Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Educator

Giant Ragweed and Marestail (horseweed) are problem weeds in some Hardin County soybean fields this fall.  A survey of 105 Hardin County soybean fields was conducted in September to determine which weeds are considered problem weeds in the county. 

There were also some fields with some volunteer corn, which had grown from the previous year’s crop.  This on-going research is conducted annually by OSU Extension to find out which weeds are competing with crops for nutrients and moisture, which decreases yields while increasing herbicide and other input costs.

Veterans' breakfast Nov. 11 at Ada school cafeteria

The Ada School District is sponsoring a Veterans’ Day breakfast on Monday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. in the school cafeteria. 

All veterans and their families as well as active duty service personnel who live, work or
worship within the boundaries of the Ada Exempted Village Schools are invited to attend.

If you would like to attend the veterans’ breakfast, please call the Ada High School Office at
419-634-2746 to make your reservation.

The speaker for the morning will be Don VanRenterghem, who will make a special presentation representing the The Korean War Veterans Association.

ReStore's noon community meals gaining popularity

Thanks to several grants and lots of volunteer efforts, Restore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., now provides free community lunches. The program began this summer.


The lunches are available each weekday except Tuesday, since weekly community dinners are provided at ReStore on that evening.

Retired Biology teacher Jane Wilkerson, lunch coordinator, provides a menu ranging from chili soup, shepherd’s pie, hot dogs, potato chips and chicken casseroles for the noon meals.

Ada CIC meets Wednesday

Ada's Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) holds is October meeting at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 16, according to Angela Polacheck, administrative assistant of the Village of Ada.

The meeting is in Room 7, McIntosh Center on the Ohio Northern University campus. Tickets for the Town and Gown dinner will be available at the meeting. Tickets are $15 each.

Ada chamber meets Oct. 16

The October meeting of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is at 8 a.m., Wedneday, Oct. 16, according to Deb Curlis, president.

The meeting takes place at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., Ada.

Buy local first Hardin County holiday contest inviting business participation

The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance and the Buy Ada First Committee will host a Buy Local First Hardin County Holiday Contest Nov. 9 to Dec. 12. 

"We are currently seeking businesses to partner with on this initiative to encourage people to shop local this holiday season," said Annetta Shirk of the Hardin chamber.

Any Hardin County business may participate. Businesses would need to display the Buy Local First Hardin County sign and donate a gift certificate from your business.