Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range”

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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