Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift

WU Library holding Classic Car Show

Team Leader Kris Lanham was honored on July 7 for her service to the North Adams Library.

On Tuesday, July 7, the Friends of the North Adams Library held a reception in recognition of library Team Leader Kris Lanham. Kris has worked at the North Adams Library since 2001, when the library was housed in the Seaman Community Building, and was closely involved in the organizing and opening of the new North Adams Library building in 2013. Many patrons and staff know Kris as the face of the North Adams Library, as she helps patrons at the desk, leads weekly children’s Story Times and organizes annual Summer Reading events. This will be Kris’s last Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library, as she is moving back to her home area. Stop by the North Adams Library until July 16 to wish Kris well, and write a greeting in our farewell album. The Adams County Public Library Board and staff will miss Kris, and wish her all the best in her move.

The West Union Library will hold a Classic Car Show on Sparks Street, on Saturday, July 11, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Stop by the West Union Library through July 9 to pick up a registration packet. Registration is free, and limited to the first 42 entrants. Any vehicle at least 25 years old is eligible to enter. The car show will close Sparks Street for part of Saturday. A panel of judges will award prizes in these categories: Best in Show, Best Custom, Best Street Rod, Best ’55-75, Best ’76-90, and Best Unrestored Original.

Everyone who attends the show can vote for their favorite vehicle for the People’s Choice award. All entrants will be entered in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card, and door prizes will also be awarded. Entrants can park their cars and register from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., and judging will take place at 1 p.m. and the awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Stop by to enjoy cars with other classic car enthusiasts. A refreshment tent will be available from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. while supplies last. Pick up a free ticket to exchange for a free hotdog and drink at tent. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event, part of the Adult Summer Reading Program at the West Union Library. For more information, call 937-544-2591.

The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a Blood Drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, July 10 from 11 a.m- 5 p.m. To donate, you must be over 18 years old and in good health. All blood types are needed. To donate blood, you must schedule an appointment in advance by calling the Hoxworth Blood Center at 1-800-830-1091, and mention the Peebles Library.

The Summer Reading Program wraps up with Ice Cream Socials at the West Union and Peebles Libraries this week. Come to the Wrap Party at the West Union Library on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m. for all Summer Reading Participants. We’ll enjoy ice cream, award prizes, and celebrate your Summer Reading achievements. Be sure to turn in your completed reading log to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawings. Summer Readers, join Sherry at the Peebles Library on Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m. for “Sundaes on a Saturday.” Build your own ice cream sundae with custom toppings from our outdoor buffet and celebrate your Summer Reading goal. Don’t forget to turn in your completed reading log before 2 p.m.

For more information about the Adams County Public Library’s events, or to search the Online Catalog, manage your account, download ebooks, and much more, visit adamscolibrary.org. All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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