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Laurie Laird inducted into Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Laurie Laird, owner of New Leaf garden center, Ada, was among six persons inducted into the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame on Dec. 3. The ceremony took place during a Hall of Fame recognition banquet at St. John's United Church of Christ, Kenton.

Other inductees were Franklin Garmon,  Rex and Joan Sullinger and Bernard and Virginia Williams.

The purpose of the county Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding agricultural contributions by Hardin County people and to honor those who have brought distinction to themselves and the agricultural industry.   

Jim Meyer updates Ada Kiwanis members on East Lima Street projecty

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday November 26th at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada.
The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

Ada Village Administrator Jim Meyer was welcomed as a guest.

Ada HS band concludes competition run at Indianapolis

Story and photos by Stacy Geedey

The Ada Marching Bulldogs traveled to Indianapolis on Nov. 14 to compete in Grand National Competition. The event, hosted by Bands of America took place at Lucas Oil Field, the home of the Indianapolis Colts. Over 90 bands from all the over the country gathered to compete.

Ada competed Thursday evening and had a great performance. With 16 instrumentalists, six members of the percussion pit/drum line, and six auxiliary color guard members, Ada was one of the smallest bands in the competition. Several of the bands had more members than the entire enrollment of grades 10-12 at Ada High School. 

Pastor Jack Duffy tells Ada Kiwanis about the food pantry

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at noon on Tuesday November 19th at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.
Pastor Jack Duffy was welcomed as a guest.

In business:
-Secretary Brian reported that the club’s records have been updated. Anyone needing access to the club records should contact him.

-The satellite club met last week. They discussed/reviewed the regular minutes from last Tuesday and the grant for the board project. They will meet tomorrow at 6 PM at New China.

Ada Kiwanis members hear about United Methodist NOMADS Program

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:00 noon on Tuesday November 12th at McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, Ada. 

-The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.  Doris and Harold Cotsamire along with Circle K members and Katie Lorson and Allie Puntel were welcomed as guests
The birthday of Katie Lorson (today) was celebrated is song.
The membership of anniversary (one year) of member David McDonald was also noted.
In business:-Members heard an updated financial report from Treasurer Bryan Marshall.

-Secretary Brian Myers reported that the October report filed on time.

Show choir performances dazzle Music Feasts guests

Show choirs from 15 high schools competed on Nov. 9 at the 36th annual Ada Music Feast Show Choir Invitational Competition.

Approximately 3,000 people attended the event, which was hosted by the faculty, staff and students of Ada High School, along with the parents, volunteers, and officers of the Ada Music Boosters.

The show choirs, representing schools of various sizes from Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana, performed throughout the day in hopes of qualifying for the evening “finals competition.”

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