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United Way of Hardin County seeks items for radio day auction

March 28 on WKTN FM

The United Way of Hardin County invites Icon viewers to provide items for its radio day auction held Saturday, March 28, according to Phyllis Griffith.

“Residents and businesses are invited to donate items, which can include products, gift baskets, services, gift certificates, to be auctioned on March 28,” said Phyllis.

Contact the United Way office at 419-675-1860 for more details. The auction is broadcast over WKTN FM, Kenton, and bidding supports 22 agencies in the Hardin County United Way.

In this month's Vancrest resident spotlight

Carol Warmbrod attended Ada school; for a time was a secretary at ONU

Carol Warmbrod is in the Vancrest Ada resident spotlight this month. A story and photo of her are featured in this month’s Vancrest newsletter.

Carol attended Ada school and graduated from Hardin Northern. A farm girl, she grew up on a farm where there were cows, pigs and chickens. An avid baseball fan, she played that sport and basketball in high school.

She and her husband, Dale, a farmer, were married in 1957, after high school graduation. They had two children.  Carol worked for a time as a secretary at Ohio Northern University and later in Blossom Gallery, floral shop, Kenton.

Updates on junior high, varsity basketball games

The Ada boys' and girls junior high basketball games vs. Allen East are rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5 pm. All junior high and elementary practices are cancelled today, Feb. 13.

Pre-sale tickets for the boys' varsity basketball games vs. Lincolnview on Friday will be on sale in the HS office from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14.

Financial protection can be a great Valentine’s Day gift

By Brandon Blackford
Edward Jones financial advisor, Bluffton

On Valentine’s Day, you can give your spouse or life partner a traditional gift such as candy or flowers.

But once you’ve done that, why not think about something that can provide longer-lasting benefits for your loved one? Specifically, think about ways to provide a lifetime of financial protection.

You can do this in several ways, including:
Protection while you’re alive – As you know, it’s usually necessary for both partners or spouses to work to maintain a household – so if your income were to disappear, even temporarily, it could present a big problem.

Ada school closed Thursday, Feb. 13

Ada schools are closed Thursday, Feb. 13, due to the wintery weather conditions. The announcement was made on Ohio Alerts at 7:28 a.m.

There is no school Friday, Feb. 14 for students due to staff professional development. All offices will be closed for staff training.

Also, there is no school Monday, Feb. 17, for Presidents' Day.


Blood glucose checks Friday at Beatitudes

ONU’s HealthWise Pharmacy will be at Beatitudes tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14, between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., offering blood glucose checks to patrons.  

A blood glucose screening checks the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood stream – too high or too low glucose could indicate a serious medical condition, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

These checks are part of a partnership between Beatitudes community center and Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy, offering free health screenings to residents in the community, according to Deb Curlis of Beatitudes, and Dr. Clay Miller of HealthWise.