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Kiwanians learn how Harvest Pride Tortilla Chips are made

By Jon Umphress
Denny Hensel updated Ada Kiwanis Club members on March 22 about Harvest Pride Tortilla Chips, which he and his family operate in Ada. 

Hensel first gave some of his personal history. He grew up in Dola and graduated from Hardin Northern.  He and his family farm about 900 acres.

He worked at Rockwell for 30 years. In 1987 he started a corn cleaning operation for other tortilla chip makers.  His first customer was Seyfert Foods in Fort Wayne.  He was selling 4 or 5 semi-loads of cleaned corn a week. 

Dog of the Week: Meet Jip a terrier mix

Meet Jip. He's a three-year-old male, 20-pound terrier mix and is looking for a new home.

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.
Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

Town and Country Creators 4-H Club installs officers

By Carah Deardorff, club news reporter

On Monday March 21, at 6pm, the Town and Country Creators 4H Club met at St John’s Evangelical Church in Kenton.

Club President, Devry Moore, called the meeting to order and announced the Installation of Officers.

The 2016 Town and Country Creator Officers are as follows: President, Devry Moore; Vice President, Mason Bloom; Secretary, Alex Haushaulter; Treasurer, Ty Hiller; News Reporter, Carah Deardorff; Health Officer, Abigail Hartshorn; Safety Officer, Anna Longbrake; EEL, Haley Hunt; Recreation, Eden Cronley, Mason Flint, Lauren Manns, Lara Music; Historian, Caitlyn Tudor.

Ada - Pancake capital of Ohio on Saturday - thanks to Kiwanis Club (688 people served!)

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman - Lots of photos at the bottom

Three score and four years ago the Ada Kiwanis Club started a tradition that continues today. Saturday was the 64th annual Kiwanis pancake and sausage meal held at the Ada schools.

An added attraction was the Easter bunny, thanks to the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce. Thsi year 688 people were served pancakes.

Here's some photos of the event.

Two Ada seniors recognized at the state level for their art work

Two Ada High School seniors, Alexandra Boyadzhiev and Ben Bowers were recognized this spring for their artistic abilities. Boyadzhiev has two art pieces accepted for inclusion among 300 selected works in this year’s Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. This year 11,500 pieces were entered in the competition.

Her pieces include:
* Sculpture titled “Noah’s Mistake”
• Ceramics piece titled “Tea Set”

Bowers had one piece accepted for display in a “Cameo Display” in the exhibition. His work will be on display in the governor’s office and the Ohio Department of Education. This exhibit is not open to the public.

New Hardin chamber president is no stranger to the county