Peebles Elementary hosts PBIS showcase NAES student starting Christmas Card project Try and tell them that nobody cares Senior Profile: Ethan Thompson 15-point lead vanishes, Hounds fall in season opener Deer Gun Season results down all across Ohio Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES

Olympic Youth Rally held at Northwest

The 26th annual Olympic Youth Rally was held on Friday, May 8, at Northwest High School gymnasium. Participants came from Adams County, Milford, Otway and Waverly Bible rallies. The Olympic Rally brings to a close a great year of sword drill and bible quiz competition.

For more information on becoming involved in one of the area rallies next season, contact Jody and Beth Stevens at 740-372-3243.

The results of the 2015 Olympic Rally:

Junior Quiz: Swauger Valley FWB, first- Kiara Clark, Landon Bravo, Alyson Bailey, Kristen Bailey, Kinsley McDermott, Madilyn Clausing; The Harvest Barn, second- Brianna Carson, Nataleigh Blankenship; Tick Ridge Community, third- Ricky Gambill, Dylan Essman, Carter Essman, AJ Fraley, Alexandria Adams.

Senior Quiz: Rehobeth Mission, first- Alison Nichols, Skye Hiles, Lena Allen, Ethan Winters, Katlyn Atkins; Berean Baptist, second- Luke Stevens, Drew Stevens, Seth Stevens, David Woodring, Kayla Woodring, Abby Howard, Allison Hickman, Kylie Vallandingham, Josh Goodwin; East Liberty, third- Eddie Hayslip, Lisa Hayslip, Mason Cooper, Harley Silvia.

Primary Swords: West Union Christian Union, first- Isabella Dettwillar, Lauren Hoop, Karlee Lawson; Sciotoville Nazarene, second- Elizabeth Cooper; Northside CCCU, third- Kaylen Barrett, Anny Mae Cluxton.

Junior Swords: Union Hill Church, first- Caitlin Mullins, Mason Lewis; Full Life Church, second- Trenton McCann, Lauren Partin; Swauger Valley FWB, third- Kiara Clark, Landon Bravo, Alyson Bailey.

Senior Swords: Berean Baptist (A), first- Luke Stevens, Josh Goodwin, Kayla Woodring; West Union CU, second- Michala Chaney, Rebekah McCarty, Mitchell Toney; Rehobeth Mission, third- Alison Nichols, Skye Hiles, Lena Allen, Ethan Winters, Katlyn Adkins.

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