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

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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