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ONU to add bowling as varsity sport, partner with Norada Lanes

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern will add men's and women's bowling as varsity sports for the 2023-24 season.

The Polar Bear squads will be based out of Norada Lanes in Ada and have requested membership in the Ohio Bowling Conference.

Weed-free soybean fields Increase in 2022

By Mark Badertscher

HARDIN CO. – Each year before soybean harvest, county Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educators conduct a county weed survey. The purpose of this survey is to determine the type and number of weeds that are infesting farm fields. Another reason is to develop an understanding of which weeds are becoming resistant to herbicides used by farmers.

Career change?

No, these Ada professionals haven’t taken a detour to medical school. Recently Liberty National Bank sponsored the WCARE 2nd Annual Bowling FUNdraiser! The theme was TV shows.

Pictured here is the Grey’s Anatomy team: Krissy Whitaker-Century 21, Angela Hersh-Liberty National Bank, Ryan Lane-Liberty National Bank and Becky Neville-Century 21.

September rainfall report for Hardin Co.

By Mark Badertscher

HARDIN COUNTY--During the month of September, Extension volunteer rainfall reporters received an average of 2.92 inches of rain. The most rain for this month, 3.90 inches, fell in Cessna Township, as measured by Madelyn Lowery. The least rain reported during the month, 1.99 inches, was reported in Marion Township by Mark Lowery.

United Way recruiting CIC volunteers

The United Way of Hardin County is recruiting volunteers for the Community Investment Committee.

Organizers note, "Our CIC is the main committee that helps to determine allocations for our partner agencies to receive funding. CIC members will help to interview Partner Agencies and then work with our Board of Directors on the allocation process."

If you're interested, please email executive director Sean Beck at [email protected].

Chamber hosts monthly member meeting

Wednesday, October 19 is the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly membership meeting.

Jordan Martin from Stolly Insurance Group will talk about the chamber's health insurance benefit opportunity.

Preparations for the Town & Gown Banquet (November 7) and Merry on Main (December 3) will be discussed.

Contact [email protected] with questions.