Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days 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

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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