Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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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