One Year Ago
• Fire Tuesday destroyed the 113-year-old First United Methodist Church in Ada, roaring through stained-glass windows and caving in the roof, leaving only some of the stone masonry standing. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart said.
25 Years Ago – 1988
• Someone sprinkled some magic dust on Kalida last week. Before the dust had settled Saturday night, the Kalida Wildcat boys were crowned district champions at Findlay after their 70-63 victory over Sandusky St. Mary’s. Three Wildcats scored in double figures. Dave Hovest was the leader with 19. Brian Vorst followed closely with 17 and Keith Nartker added 15.
• St. John’s eighth grade students who participated in the regional competition of the national Mathcounts program in March at Apollo Career Center, Lima, were awarded fourth place trophies, certificates and Mathcounts T-shirts. Team members are Mike Gable, Tracy Grothouse, Mike Kroeger and Alan Rees. Scott Schwinnen participated as an alternate.
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