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Bulldog volleyball beats HN

Ada hosts Spencerville in NWC opener Sept. 12

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School varsity volleyball team split a tri-match vs. visiting non-league foes Hardin Northern and Arlington Saturday morning, September 2.

The Bulldog record is 5-3 after the doubleheader split.

Ada lost a close first match to Arlington 25-23, 25-23. 

“It was a tough loss,” said Ada head coach Kyleigh Woodruff. “Both sets were tied at the end, but we made two late unforced errors to lose each game.

“It was a very back and forth match, and we just made too many errors,” she noted. “It was a close, tough match.”

Ada senior setter Autumn Andreasen passed out 15 assists vs. Arlington. She also hit three kills, came up with five digs and served four aces. 

Bulldog football runs past Bucks

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School football team made the long trip to Buckeye Central for a non-league outing Friday night, and came away with a crucial 41-25 win over the hosts in their final pre-conference tune-up.

Ada improved to 2-1 with the impressive road victory that bolstered their early-season playoff hopes. 

The Bucks, who had shut out two winless teams in a pair of blowouts prior to playing Ada, dropped to 2-1 after the defeat.

Ada Icon on Labor Day weekend pause

During the three-day Labor Day weekend, the Ada Icon and the Bluffton Icon will be on pause. Our regularly scheduled columns will be posted before or after that break. Breaking news including sports and obituaries will be posted. 

Weekend Doctor: Misconceptions about palliative care

By Kimberly Ackley, APRN-CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner, Bridge Home Health & Hospice-Palliative Care

Palliative Medicine is a commonly misunderstood and underutilized service that greatly benefits someone who is dealing with a chronic illness. You may have heard of palliative care or hospice but be unsure of the differences or which service would better meet your needs. 

Hardin County road construction for the week of September 4

ODOT District 1 has announced that the following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Hardin County during the week of September 4. All outlined work is weather permitting.

  • State Route 31 between the city of Kenton and the Union County line (excluding the village of Mt. Victory) will have lane restrictions for resurfacing.

Softball Tournament will establish scholarships for students entering skilled trades

Six softball teams will be competing for bragging rights as the winners of the first Patrick Archer Memorial Softball Tournament and Fundraiser on September 2.

Team Who Loves Ya?
Team I Ain't No P
Team Big Sexy
Team You're Killing Me Smalls
Team Whatcha Wearing
Team Allen East Class of 1989

In addition to the games, there will be food, and raffle baskets. The event is an opportunity to help establish scholarships at Ada High School, Allen East High School and Apollo Career Center for seniors pursuing a career in a skilled trade. Proceeds will also benefit the United Support Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF).

The event is held in memory of Ada resident Patrick Archer who was killed in a workplace accident in November 2021.