Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

The Winchester Bicentennial (200 years) will be Aug. 28, 29 and 30. There have been remarkable changes during this time which will be documented and reflected in the Bicentennial Book. We want to invite local businesses, churches and homeowners to participate in our celebration by decorating your facility or home as well as consider being part of the Sunday afternoon parade.

We have a Bicentennial Committee meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in the Town Hall.

Our local police department will again be participating in the National Night Out this year and we will be providing more information. (I saw the backpacks and they are really cute). David and Rich will be posting information on their Facebook Page (Winchester Police Department).

The United Methodist Women held their June meeting on Monday June 8 in the church annex. Twenty-two members and one guest enjoyed the meal and the program presented by the committee of Carol Foster, Linda Downs, Liz Doss and Lynda Williams. The business meeting was conducted by the President Kathy Willman. Reports were given and pens and pencils were collected to give to the North Adams Library. Two proposals were made to help an organization in Africa and to help any of the youth who wish to go to camp this summer. It was approved to do this. Next month members are to prepare shoe boxes filled with items for the Homeless Shelter.

The excitement this weekend was the opening of the Family Dollar Store. We hope you are able to show your appreciation by supporting local business.

We need healing prayers this week for Rita Harper who is a patient in Mercy Clermont. Also keep Linda Barnes and Billie Burton in your prayers.

We now have more Bicentennial T-shirts and if you would like to purchase one let us know. They are $15 each.

Winchester’s Past (Florence): One of the most highly respected and prominent people who lived in Winchester in the 1850s was Hyman Israel DeBruin. He was born in Holland of Jewish parents in 1796. In 1820 he set sail for America after borrowing money for his fare. He and a friend walked and took an emigrant wagon to Pittsburgh where they got a flat boat to Maysville. He got a job as a bookkeeper and in 1822 he married Rebecca Easton. A terrible epidemic of cholera hit Maysville in 1833 and Hyman moved the family to Winchester and opened a mercantile business. He and Rebecca had 12 children, four of whom died as infants. The oldest son, Israel Hyman worked for his father and when his father retired in 1854 he took over the store. Hyman Israel had gathered quite a sum of money, $60,000 or $70,000 from his years in the store. He became a Christian and joined the Methodist Church in 1844. On his tombstone in the Winchester cemetery it says, “Born a Jew, lived a life of faith, died a Christian.”

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