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Evelyn R. “Myrtle” Krofft was active in several Ada organizations

FROM ADA ICON - Evelyn R. “Myrtle” Krofft, 95, died on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 1:35 p.m. at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Walter and Ethel (Howe) Wolff.  On May 31, 1947, Evelyn married Robert M. Krofft and he preceded her in death.

Evelyn was the produce manager for the Ada Harris IGA for nine years. She was a homemaker. She attended the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Dola. She was a 1943 graduate of Southwest High School in Detroit, Michigan. 


Village announces plan for switching trash and recycle carts

The Village of Bluffton announced its plan in making the switch of new trash and recycle carts from Republic to Reumpke. The details follow: 
• New trash and recycle carts from Rumpke are being delivered next week
 (June 1 to 5)

• All Republic carts must be placed curbside during your normal pick up day of June 1 or June 3

• Only return the new Rumpke carts to your home

• Leave Republic carts at the curb until they are picked up
  (Will be completed by end of the week of June 5)

Thank you for your cooperation
Village of Bluffton

R COOP open this weekend

R COOP, 2168 Road R, Bluffton, is open Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, according to Jane Shaw, shop operator.


Donald Burry served on the Riley Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years

Donald K. Burry, 77, died May 27, 2020 at his residence.  Don was born April 12, 1943, in Bluffton to the late Arthur and B. Eileen (Fralick) Burry. He married Mary Ann Schaffner on July 20, 1963, and they were divorced.  He later married Lana Mabry on April 18, 1998.


Ada well represented in this year's Hardin Sports Hall of Fame

Isaac Spar $500 scholarship recipient • Melissa Gossard in this year's induction class

FROM ADA ICON - Isaac Spar of Ada High School and Trey Jefferies of Kenton High School are each recipients of a $500 scholarship from the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made by Wes Davis, sports hall director, and Robert Simmons, scholarship chairperson.

The sports hall honors outstanding athletes, teams, individuals and groups who have made contributions on and off the athletic field.  


Curbside service debuts at public library June 1

Library doors will be locked; patrons will be unable to enter the building

Starting Monday, June 1, patrons of Bluffton Public Library may begin dropping off checked out library materials and scheduling pickups of available library materials, according to Jessica Hermiller, library director.

Dropping off materials
All library material drop-offs may be done at the library's 24-hour outdoor book drop only. The library doors will be locked and patrons will be unable to enter the building.