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June 11 Ada War Memorial Spring Pull

The Hardin County Tractor Pullers have announced their first event of the season: 7 p.m. on June 11 at Ada War Memorial Park.

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Youth punt, pass, kick event will advance top finishers to regional competitions

August 27 football festival includes PPK-sanctioned event

As a part of the 6th Annual Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival, the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a Punt, Pass & Kick USA, Inc. (PPK) competition on the afternoon of Saturday, August 27. Ada VFW Post 9381 is the sponsor for the 2022 PPK competition.

Young football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills at Ohio Northern University’s Dial Roberson Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the competition will commence at 1:00 p.m.

The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.

June 4 AHS football and basketball fundraiser

Ada football and basketball programs will receive proceeds from the June 4 golf outing at Colonial Golfers Club, 10985 Harding Hwy., Harrod.

See attached flyer for details; contact Toby Smith at [email protected] or Sean Anderson at [email protected] to enter or ask questions.

Bethel Church of Christ hosts VBS in July

Children ages 3-rising 6th graders are invited to Vacation Bible School at 6:00-8:00 p.m. from July 19-22, at Bethel Church of Christ, 4014 Couty Rd. 304, Ada.

"Jerusalem Marketplace" VBS will explore what it was like to walk with Jesus during his last week on Earth. 

Bible School performance will be 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 24 during a combined service. Register at

AHS spring concert features band and choir performances

The May 10 Ada High School Spring Concert featured the 63-member Concert Choir and 15-member Concert Band.

The Concert Choir, directed by Scott Henning, performed the following:

  • "I Know Where I'm Going" (Folk song arranged by Douglas Wagner), which featured the altos and sopranos
  • "Vive L'Amour" (folk song arranged by Parker and Shaw), which featured the tenors and basses
  • "Come Alive" (Pasek and Paul, arranged by Brymer), which was performed by the full choir

The choir was accompanied by Dillon Robbins.

The Concert Band, under the direction of Jacob Austrino, performed the following:

Spring Migration Hike is for the birders

8-10:30 a.m. on May 14 at Quarry Farm

Global Big Day, Saturday, May 14, is an annual celebration of the birds around you. On that day, bird migration will be in full swing.

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm will host its annual Spring Migration Hike on the 14th from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Birders should dress for the weather in earth-toned colors and sturdy hiking shoes that can get muddy.

Join others for a walk with stops to look and listen for migrating and resident birds. Sightings will be documented on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s ebird website and shared with any participants who want to share their email.

Binoculars and cameras are welcome.