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Fly Me to the Moon: Selenium and Health

By Karen L. Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU Healthwise Team 

Kaye Ballard sang the 1954 song In Other Words, which was the original version for Frank Sinatra’s 1964 Fly Me to the Moon. Bart Howard–who wrote the song–estimated by the time Sinatra released his, at least 100 versions had been recorded. 

Speaking of the moon!  The chemical element selenium was named for the Greek Goddess of the moon known as Selene.  Selenium is a critical micronutrient for health, but it has some side effects when taken in large quantities.  


Hardin County rainfall report for April 15-30

Township rainfall reports below

By Mark Badertscher 
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

HARDIN COUNTY __ For the period of April 15-30, Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average  of 1.78 inches of rain in Hardin County.

Design competition announced for new shrine at Indian Lake

RUSSELLS POINT,__ The Our Lady of Fatima Shrine was destroyed by the powerful EF-3 tornado that hit Indian Lake on March 14. The property owner, The American Society of Ephesus (ASE), is now partnering with ArtSpace Lima to conduct a design competition to rebuild the shrine.

Late Lancers rally sinks Ada softball in NWC title battle

By Cort Reynolds

VAN WERT – The Ada High School softball team fought hard in a Northwest Conference title showdown at Lincolnview, playing in a light mist on Tuesday evening, May 14. 

Both teams entered the fray undefeated in league play, with the Lancer girls 7-0 and Ada 6-0. The Bulldogs sought their first-ever conference softball title in their last year as a NWC member.

The Bulldog girls led 1-0 into the sixth inning, but Lincolnview rallied late to win 3-1 and capture the elusive league championship.

Ada still has a makeup game to play at Columbus Grove on May 16 to finish its NWC slate, but is assured of finishing second for the second straight year. Crestview finished third at 5-3. 


Marian Jean Lyle was a homemaker

 Marian Jean “Jeannie” Lyle, age 86, of rural Alger, went to be with her Lord on May 14, 2024.

Valedictorians and scholarships announced at 2024 AHS Honors Night

Pictured L-R from top) Autumn Andreasen, Jackson Brown, Dakota Gossman, Brayden Hunsicker, Abid Khan, Ashlyn Madison, Ella Marshall and Josie Phillips.

Ada High School will honor the graduating class of 2024 on Sunday, May 26, at 2:00 pm in the high school gymnasium.