Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager 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

Book donation honors Virginia Rose Rodgers

Here is the first set of books donated in memory of Virginia Rose Rodgers.

Virginia Rose Rodgers was a loving mother and grandmother. She also happened to be a great lover of books. To say that Ms. Rodgers was an “avid reader” is an understatement. According to her daughter, Gwen McSwain of West Union, Ms. Rodgers read a book a day, on every subject available: mystery, history, romance, classics, and everything in between. The family’s collection of books was close to two thousand titles at one time.

Since her mother’s death in 2000, McSwain has struggled to find a good home for the books, most of which are hardbacks in mint condition. Local libraries were unable to accept the majority of the collection due to already having copies of each book in circulation and lacking the space to store extras. When McSwain heard about the new Little Free Libraries popping up in Adams County, she realized she had found the perfect solution to her dilemma.

She contacted Jessica Huxmann, also of West Union, and arrangements were made to begin stocking the little libraries with her mother’s beloved books as space allows in the little library boxes. For McSwain, this is a way to honor her mother, spread her love of literature, and distribute her books all in one stroke. For the citizens of Adams County, this is a way to expand access to great books, encourage healthy and happy communities, and to increase the quality of life for everyone. Virginia Rose Rodgers would be pleased.

Little libraries can be built for $50 or less by using reclaimed materials, or can be ordered online for about $200 through the littlefreelibrary.org website. At this time, little free libraries exist only in West Union. Because little libraries work best when placed in central residential areas, the hope is to recruit individuals and/or groups, (Scouts, 4-H, and civic clubs, for instance), to build little libraries to be placed in all of the villages of Adams County. For more information about little libraries in Adams County, please call or text Jessica Huxmann at (937) 217-1622.

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