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Ada historian researching Ada's involvement in WWII

Leland Crouse hopes to display findings at this year's F&M Picnic

Ada’s involvement in World War II is a project underway this spring by Leland Crouse, Ada historian. And, he is looking for contributions from Icon viewers.

“I am doing research of Ada and World War II,” he told the Icon.

The project covers many things involving Ada during this period of the 20th century. Here’s some of the areas that Crouse’s research involves:

• What the community was asked to do 
• War effort boards and committees formed during this period
• Rationing
• Who entered the armed forces and where did they serve
• Any other stories, memorabilia or information residents are will to share

Don't pass up this 6-coupon offer from Tommy Tire Sales, Ada

Code scans • wheel alignment • synthetic oil change • new tires • brake service • standard oil change


Tommy Tire Sales and Alignment Center, Ada, and Leiber’s Garage, Bluffton, and remind Icon viewers of their six-coupon special offer, according to Tom Dotson.

Coupons available for: 

• A free code scan
   Remove that warning light on your dashboard

• $40 off 4-wheel alignment with purchase of 4 Mastercraft tires

• $15 off full synthetic oil change
   Comes with a new oil filter and refill up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil

• $50 off the purchase and installation of 4 Mastercraft tires

Ada Kindergarten registration completely online

Registration begins on Monday

Due to travel restrictions, Ada Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will be done completely online this year. 

If you have a child who will be 5 on or before Aug. 1, 2020, the student is eligible for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.

Registration begins Monday, March 30, on FinalForms. Do no register students before this time. The online window for next year does not open until then.

For complete details regarding the registration process, please read this important document with the complete instructions.

County-wide food distribution planned

Hardin County United Way has partnered with the West Ohio Food Bank to hold a county-wide food distribution, accoridng to Phyllis Griffith.

The distribution takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 2 at the Abundant Life Assembly of God, 1010 E. Franklin St., Kenton. 

Additional details are on the flyer above.

Hardin ag market value 5th among Ohio's 88 counties

Twice as many hogs and pigs in the county as people

By Mark Badertscher
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service 2017 Census of Agriculture ranked Hardin County 5th in total market value of agricultural products sold in the state of Ohio. 

Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture.

The resulting data are used by farmers, ranchers, trade associations, researchers, policymakers, and many others to help make decisions in community planning, farm assistance programs, technology development, farm advocacy, agribusiness setup, rural development, and more. 

County opens medical supply donation site

Drop-off collection site provides, safe, easy way to support COVID-19 response

OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital and the Kenton-Hardin Health Department announced the opening of a temporary donation site to provide a safe, convenient way to donate needed medical supplies while honoring the Governor and the State's directives on social distancing and group gatherings.

To drop off a donation please come to the main entrance of the Sherriff Office located at 1025 S. Main St., Kenton. 

Donations can be dropped off in the tubs located in the interview room just inside the lobby.  The site is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and will remain open until further notice.