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September 3 "Love Ya!" walk for Patrick Archer

At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2022, a "Love Ya! Walk for Patrick" will be held at the War Memorial Park track to honor Ada resident Patrick Archer. Archer was killed November 3, 2021 in a workplace incident at the Lima Ford Engine Plant.

Walk organizers note, "Patrick's traumatic death devastated his family, friends, co-workers and shocked the community." The walk is to support the nonprofit organization United Support & Memorial for Workplace Fatalities (USMWF). The public is invited to join the walk, meal and to share stories.

Participants are encouraged to walk 15 laps--approximately 15 individuals are killed in U.S. workplaces each day.

Chamber members to meet at Buckeye East

The monthly Ada Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17. This month the meeting will be held at

Chamber director Lindsay Walden notes "There will also be several updates regarding the Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival, upcoming ribbon-cutting events, and more! If you are looking to get more involved in the community, this meeting is for you! We hope to see you there."

Reminder: Fabulous 5th choral celebration

Noteworthy Community Choir will celebrate 5 years as an organization by sharing music selections from each of their performance seasons at a Sunday concert in Harrod.

  • 3:00 p.m., August 14 
  • County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N Hardin Rd, Harrod

Tickets are $10 each and include a dessert and drink at intermission.

Ticket information is available on the website and can be purchased from any NCC member or at the door.

Director Vicki Mills notes, "We hope you'll be able to come enjoy our concert and help us raise funds to cover the costs of sheet music and soundtracks for more seasons to come!"


Picnic Pull and Truck & Semi Show on Aug. 13

The Annual Farmers & Merchants features two events for truck, semi and tractor enthusiasts:


  • 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For information about the Truck & Semi Show, call or text Matt Henicle at 419-966-3354.


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission $10 adults
    Senior citizens and veterans - Free
    Kids 10 & under - Free with paid adult

Classes include
8700 Tri State Super Field Tractors

5200 2WD Trucks

6500 Limited Street Gas Trucks

6500 Cheater Street Gas Trucks

8500 Open Street Diesel 4x4

8000 Work Stock Diesel 4x4

August 13 chosen for Perseid Meteor group viewing

Perseid Meteor shower viewing is scheduled for Saturday evening, August 13 at the McGuffey Park located at the East end of South Street in McGuffey.

Members of the Hardin County Astronomy Club will be there at dusk unless it is very cloudy. The club notes, "Sunday night is the inclement weather night. If we get clouded out remember that Perseid Meteors can be seen up until the end of August, so get out any clear night or early morning. Maybe you can see a fireball!"

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at F&M Picnic

The August 13 Farmers & Merchants Picnic at Ada War Memorial Park includes several opportunities to compete including a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. 

  • $30 per team High School bracket and Jr. High bracket
  • Random draw for each bracket
  • Double elimination
  • Registration at 11:00 a.m. (closes at 11:45)
  • Tournament starts at 12:00 noon

Text or call Jason Price at 567-245-3386 with any questions.