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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January

Summer Reading Program winding down

Marla and Renee from the Peebles Life Squad visited the Peebles Library during the Summer Reading Program, as part of our Community Heroes Series.

The Summer Reading Program is wrapping up at the Adams County Public Library. Completed reading logs should be turned in before July 11 to be eligible for grand prize drawings. Join us for some of our final Summer Reading events at each library.

Everyone is invited to an Ice Cream Social and Costume Party at the Manchester Library on Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m., as the final event in Manchester’s Summer Reading Program. If you have a superhero costume or mask, we’d love to see it. We’ll have props and photo opportunities to show off your superhero costume – parents, bring your cameras.

On Monday, June 6 at 4 p.m., join us for the Costume Party Finale and cookout at the North Adams Library. All ages are invited to come celebrate your Summer Reading achievements. Kids, come dressed in your superhero costume. We’ll have photo props for taking pictures of your superhero identity in action, and parents are welcome to take pictures. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided, and you are welcome to bring a side item or chips, if you wish. Please call 937-386-2556 to let us know you’ll attend, so we will have enough food.

A Summer Reading Wrap Party and Ice Cream Social is planned at the West Union Library on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. for all ages. Come celebrate your Summer Reading achievements, enter your completed reading log in the grand prize drawing, receive a prize for finishing, and enjoy ice cream with friends. T

he Peebles Library will wrap up the Summer Reading Program with Sundaes on a Saturday on July 11 at 1 p.m. Create your own ice cream sundae, and choose from a buffet of toppings. Submit your completed reading logs to the grand prize drawings, receive a prize for meeting your Summer Reading goal, and celebrate the summer with other readers. All ages are welcome.

The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. All healthy adults over 18 years old of any blood type are invited to donate blood. To donate, you must schedule an appointment in advance, by calling the Hoxworth Blood Center at 800-830-1091. Visit the Hoxworth website at hoxworth.org for more information, or call the Peebles Library at 937-587-2085.

Adults are invited to join an informal Book Discussion Group at the Peebles Library. The next meeting will be on Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m. Come to this organizational meeting to share what you’d recommend we read as a group, and when you’d like to meet. If you can’t come on Monday, July 6 at 11 a.m., but would like to participate, please call 937-587-2085 and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

The West Union Public Library will hold a Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. on Sparks Street in front of the library. Everyone is welcome to participate in this informal celebration of classic cars. Any vehicle at least 25 years old can be entered. Call 937-544-2591 or stop by the West Union Library to enter your car or truck. On Saturday, stop by to see the vehicles, visit with other car enthusiasts, and enjoy refreshments. Guest judges will select award winners in several categories, and you are invited to vote for People’s Choice Award.

For more information, visit us online at adamscolibrary.org, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook.

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