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December 13, 2018

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Dinner for the soul

Fried chicken, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese—that’s soul food, bro and that’s exactly what the ONU Black Student Union had on the menu for a soul food dinner on Friday evening at English Chapel.

Serving at the social gathering were (from left) Jewel Veal, social chair; Mark Niles, president; and Dominique Redman, vice president. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Ada scout achieves Star rank

Boy scout Donald Waters achieved the Star rank at the recent Ada Troop 124 Court of Honor held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. 

Donald is an accomplished outdoor scouter and will now work on badges and service to the community, nation, and world to earn the coveted Life and Eagle scout ranks. 

The badge was presented by Ada Boy Scouts of America Troop 124 Scoutmaster Donald Spar. (Carl Wilkerson photo)

Fundraising buffet at Viva Maria's supports ONU Newman Club

15 students will participate in a four-day retreat in January

By Monty Siekerman
The Newman Club at ONU sponsored a fundraising buffet at Viva Maria’s Restaurant on Sunday afternoon.

Proceeds will go toward sponsoring 15 ONU students on a four-day retreat in January in Ohio. The retreat will include speakers, small group discussions, and fun activities.

The Newman Club, with Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ada, serves the Catholic community at ONU. It’s a student-run organization built on Catholic Christian ideals designed to serve the Ohio Northern community through religious, social, service and educational activities.

Alger farmer is Ohio’s master shepherd

Dave Burkhart recognized at Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium

By Mark Badertscher

Hardin County sheep producer Dave Burkhart was named the 2018 Charles Boyles Ohio Master Shepherd of the Year at the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium held Dec. 1 in Wooster.  

He started his sheep production enterprise in 1987 when he purchased his farm near Alger.  He built his flock up to 300 head of sheep, but has since decreased the size of his operation.  Burkhart is a commercial sheep producer, raising crossbred Dorset white faced ewes, along with some Suffolk-Hampshire crossbred ewes.  His ewes are bred each year with a couple of purebred Suffolk rams, a crossbred Hampshire and a white-faced ram that isn’t always a Dorset.

Icon dog of the week - Bella

Meet Bella. She is a one year old lab mix. She is a sweetheart and looking for someone to love in 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 of operation:
Monday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
Tuesday and Thursday - closed 
Wedneday 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Phone: 419-674-2209.

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

Ken Lauria, Ada's newest council member

Appointed to replace Beth Fenton's unexpired term

By Monty Siekerman
Who is Ken Lauria, the new village councilman appointed to fill the unexpired term of Beth Fenton who recently resigned to help the Red Cross?

Ken has both an engineering degree and law degree, is part owner of a company, and is probably best known locally for his work helping to organize and raise money for the Ada Dog Park.

He is married to Cathy Cole, general manager and part owner of Cole Motor Sales. Ken and Cathy probably will be the first married couple to serve on Ada Village Council at the same time.