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Over $4,200 raised during Christmas around the square

The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance announced the 27th annual Christmas Around the Square event was again successful. The courthouse was filled with craft and gift vendors on all three floors. The annual auction featured thirty one unique holiday baskets which were donated by Alliance member businesses. Over $4,200 was raised during the event. To view photos of the unique baskets, learn who donated, and who purchased them, visit the Alliance website at www.hardinohio.org.

Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame winners named

by Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Educator

Ohio State University Extension, Hardin County – The Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced the 2013 winners, to be inducted at the eleventh annual Agriculture Hall of Fame recognition banquet.  The 2013 inductees include: Franklin Garmon, Laurie Laird, Rex & Joan Sullinger,and Bernard & Virginia Williams. 

The banquet will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, beginning at 6:30pm at St. Johns United Church of Christ on East Carrol Street in Kenton. The public is invited to come to honor these inductees and their families, and to recognize their many accomplishments.

Zero holiday weight gain challenge sign-up underway

Are you interested in maintaining your weight or even losing a few pounds during this holiday season?  Could you use some encouragement and guidance but don’t have time to attend classes?   Give our Zero Holiday Weight Gain holiday wellness challenge a try.     

“Zero Holiday Weight Gain Challenge” is an on-line challenge designed to help participants get fit by encouraging regular exercise, nutrition, and wellness tips during the upcoming holiday season.  Participants will receive weekly e-communications and have access to supplemental information available on Blogs and Facebook.  All participant information is kept confidential.

Alliance accepting nominations for 2013 awards

The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Community Service Awards.

Anyone from Hardin County may be nominated to receive these honors.  A panel of judges from Alliance members will make the final decision. The recipients will be revealed Thursday, February 27, 2014 during the Alliance’s annual meeting held at Ohio Northern University’s McIntosh Center.

Selection of Citizen of the Year will be based upon an individual's outstanding achievements and contributions which have made Hardin County better.

Ada parent-teacher conferences Nov. 25-26

The Ada Exempted Village School District is having Parent-Teacher conferences for students in grades K-12 on Monday, Nov. 25 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Students will attend school on Monday, Nov. 25.  There will not be school on Nov. 26 and 27. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 28 and 29. 

Elementary conferences will be student-led. Parents should bring their child with them so that the student, along with his or her teacher can share information about this year’s progress. Parents had the opportunity to sign up for conference times at Open House in most cases. Reminders will be sent home. 

Apollo: Shook Touchstone awarded renovation, addition project

Shook Touchstone, a long-time Construction Management joint venture team, has recently been selected to provide Construction Manager at Risk services for Apollo Career Center’s new $52.8 million renovation/addition project.

The project will be co-funded by the state (OFCC) and local share as a Vocational Facilities Assistance Program (VFAP) project. The project also has Locally Funded Initiative (LFI) scope and will include the renovation and reprogramming of the existing Apollo Career Center (including Adult Education and Construction Equipment Office Building) and the construction of new additions.