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Dye and Deckling to snowmobile 1,000 miles in 24 hours

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Ada area residents Joshua Dye and Donnie Deckling will soon be heading to New Brunswick, Canada to take on the fourth annual 1,000 Mile Challenge, a March 3-9 snowmobile endurance event that helps send kids to summer camp.

Styling themselves as “Team Allison,” they share their purpose on the challenge website where readers can support their effort. Dye: “I’ve always wanted to do it. My wife has cancer and she said I have no choice, I have to go! I want to raise money for kids to go to camp and we’re doing it for my wife, Allison.” Deckling: “Because it’s a challenge.… And Joshua Dye is making me go!”

Invitation to nominate Ada Schools Teacher of the Year

Quest Federal Credit Union will honor the educators of Hardin County with 2024 Teacher of the Year awards. One deserving teacher from each school district will be selected to receive this prestigious award during a special luncheon on May 17.

This is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the outstanding dedication and hard work of Ada educators who go above and beyond for students every day.

Nominations are now open. Students, co-workers, parents, and district residents may nominate candidates. Nominations are open until April 1.



Area students earned Fall 2023 university honors

UPDATED February 14-15 with students from Bluffton University, Emerson College and the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH).

Ada Elementary students do some heavy lifting in "Souper Bowl" food drive

Class photos are after the article.

By Paula Pyzik Scott

For two weeks, students at Ada Elementary participated in a United Way Souper Bowl canned food drive to benefit four Hardin County outreach programs. The youngsters proved that they are able to do some heavy lifting: they brought in a grand total of 1,854 items, more than enough to fill the large pickup truck used to transport the donations.

15 minutes with Marlene Vermillion, school nurse

Bulldog Staff Spotlight
Coordinated by the Ada Junior High-High School office staff

Meet Marlene Vermillion, staff nurse. She will be retiring at the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

Q. What is the one thing you cannot resist?
A. Chocolate anything.

Souper Bowl progress: 150 cans collected

The United Way of Hardin County has submitted a halftime report on the Souper Bowl drive currently taking place at Ada Elementary.

As of January 31, students have collected over 150 cans of soup for the Hardin County Homeless Shelter and they still have a week to go!

Organizers enthused, "Can't wait to see which class will win the pizza party! Souper Bowl 2024!"