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Angela Newland

April 22, 2018

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Here's the Ada art at the Kewpee

Jonathan Rettig’s “The Hand” won first place in printmaking in the Kewpee High School Art Invitational that was held at Art Space in Lima. Seven other AHS students had art work accepted. Their photos follow:

Kylie Gaugenti, linocut, “Reflective.” She won second place in printmaking.

Sumaya Tasnim. She has two pieces; a butterfly painting and a small mixed media piece.

Keli Trudeau, watercolor.

Callee Young, mixed media cardboard piece, “Maximum Ride.”

Klava Katayama, drawing, “Fish Bliss.”

Kendal Guagenti, colored pencil drawing, “Mingos.”

Rehearsals underway

Several performances planned this spring plus at pops concert June 30

Noteworthy Community Choir began rehearsals for its opening season on April 16, according to Vickie Mills, director.

The intergenerational choir, Expressions, rehearsed numbers such as How Far I'll Go, Another Op'nin', Another Show, When I Fall in Love, and folks songs Cindy and Simple Gifts. 

Expressions has singers ages 11 to 50-plus and will be preparing these, and many more selections, for performances in and around Ada throughout June.

The choir’s schedule culminates with a guest appearance at the Ohio Northern University, Lima Symphony Orchestra Patriotic Pops Concert on June 30.

2017 crop yields in county lower than state average—blame the weather

As Hardin County farmers get ready to plant this year’s corn and soybeans, crop yields from the 2017growing season have been released from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service.  Although these crop production numbers are based on estimates, they are used for crop insurance and government reporting purposes.




Icon dog of the week

This 4 month old female puppy is ready for adoption on Friday, April 20. She is a border collie mix. Can you give her a forever home?

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.

Ada Historical Society takes historical step

First-ever full slate of officers elected

By Monty  Siekerman
The Ada Historical Society now has a full slate of officers (pictured) following a monthly meeting of the organizing group.

Sixteen people attended Monday’s meeting at the Ada Public Library. Plans for an initial membership drive were discussed as well as where to house materials given to the Society and future projects.

Photo: Charter officers of the Ada Historical Society are (front row, from left) Rhett Grant, president; Kathleen Anspach, vice president; Jon Umphress, secretary; Joe Ferguson, treasurer; (back row) Paul Logsdon, Lee Crouse, Ruth Roider, all board members.

Tom Cassell recognized

During 90th birthday party he received certificate for 70 years as a legionnaire

By Monty Siekerman
Tom Cassell was honored with a certificate for 70 years of continuous membership in Ada American Legion Post 185 during his 90th birthday party. Tom, a former village councilman, was feted at an open house at the Ada First United Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon.

Tom enlisted in the Navy in 1945. In 1950, he was recalled to the Navy for the Korean War.

Many well wishers were on hand for the man who is a 70-year member of the Boy Scouts, a life member of the VFW, a member of the Masonic Lodge for 46 years, a member of the Lions Club for 35 years, and a Methodist for 75 years.


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