David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

Adams County Fair Memories

Through social media, The People’s Defender asked for memories of times spent at the Adams County Fair. Here are some of the responses that we received.

Andrew McIntireI remember the derby back in the early 90’s when The House of Steel, aka Bill Taylor, put cars over the bank and cleaned house in just a few minutes. It was quite a sight to see.

Marie Palmer– I love the fair, especially the kids showing their projects and visiting the animals have always been my favorites. I think we all loved the pig scramble more than anything. And one of my favorite memories was Sammy Kershaw at the Adams County Fair. There probably isn’t much I don’t like about the fair except the heat, but that is a given.

Ameicko NehusPenny scramble for the kids, not that you can buy even a piece of gum for that now.

Lana Saunders4-H market hog production champion Abbi Taylor.

Matt Grooms- The days when the fair was packed every night of the week. When a fair pass kept you from having to sit in three blocks worth of traffic. Then when in the ride area, the sound system from The Predator was so loud you couldn’t talk to each other, but yet it couldn’t get loud enough. Then if you decided to ride you had to walk through a neighborhood of games to get to the long lines of both The Predator and The Star. You’d stand in line all night and not care. Then you’d spend hours every day walking aimlessly around. It was so crowded you couldn’t walk a few feet of a straight line. Those were the good days. And still now every one talks about those days first. Now most find a reason not to go. It’s boring, the rides are horrible, if there are any. Its so bad, it’s not even worth showing up to the derbies and truck pulls. I really hope something changes. I’d love for my sons to have the fun we had.

John Shelton—My nephew Levi Shelton being the youngest driver to win the demolition derby.

SteveWhite I remember the water fight that always happened at the end of the junior fair sale on the last day of the fair. It always started with water balloons, then it progressed to five gallon buckets, and then the grand finale was the older boys dunking people in the water trough. Also the greatest thing about the fair was and still is making life long friends.

Joy Bickle HilderbrandThe day I was working in the Junior Fair office with my now husband making the Steer weigh in poster. He sang to me for the first time. I will never forget that afternoon.

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