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 Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

LIBRARY NEWS

The Adams County Public Library enjoyed meeting the hundreds of adults and children who stopped by our booth in the Merchants Building at the Adams County Fair. We had fun hosting games and activities for kids each day. Stop by the library to throughout the year to participate in activities, use public computers or WiFi, and borrow books and movies. See you again at next year’s Fair.

The West Union Library hosted their first Classic Car Show on Saturday, July 11, and more than a dozen vehicles were entered. The West Union Library’s teen advisory group served as volunteer judges. Sam Shively’s 1950 Ford F1 Model Truck won Best of Show, and Stan Tumidolsky’s 1963 Ford Thunderbird won People’s Choice Award. Best Street Rod was awarded to John Dryden’s 1951 Ford two-door, and second place to Dana Ward’s 1927 Ford Model T. Best 1955-1977 was awarded to Jason Little’s 1969 Chevrolet C10, and second place to Cliff Stevens’ 1964 Chevrolet Corvair. Best 1976-1990 was awarded to Larry Evans’ 1987 Chevrolet Silverado, and second place to Rick Baker’s 1978 Chevrolet Z-28 Camaro. Best Custom was awarded first place to James Crum’s 1936 International Truck, and second place to Jerrol Polley’s 1986 Chevrolet S10 pick-up.

Jaylee Crum won the best Hot Wheels toy car entry. The event was well attended, and we look forward to holding a Classic Car Show annually at the West Union Library.

On Saturday, August 1, from 1 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Friends of the Manchester Library will hold a used Book Sale in the building behind the Manchester Library. Stop by to browse thousands of hardback and paperback books, movies, cookbooks, audio books, magazines, and more. All funds raised benefit the Friends of the Manchester Library, who use the funds to support programs at the Manchester Library, including the Summer Reading Program.

Plan ahead to join us for an all-day Genealogy Workshop at the North Adams Library on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Hosted by the Adams County Public Library and the Adams County Genealogical Society, this free Genealogy Workshop will help participants start discovering their heritage. From 10 am until noon, Becky and Ethel from the Genealogical Society will lead a presentation about getting started in genealogy, resources available in Adams County and on the Internet, and how to avoid mistakes in research and taking oral histories.

After a lunch break, participants can get hands-on assistance as they begin their own genealogy projects, learn to access online research sites, and begin a record-keeping format. Both beginning and more experienced genealogy hobbyists are welcome to attend. AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa Downs will help participants with the computer skills needed to conduct genealogy research. This event is free, but advance registration is required. To register, please call Melissa at 937-587-2085.

All Adams County Public Libraries are open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Access your library account, renew your checkouts, and request titles by visiting the Online Catalog on our website, adamscolibrary.org.

The West Union Library hosted their inaugural Classic Car Show on July 11.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Library1.jpgThe West Union Library hosted their inaugural Classic Car Show on July 11. Submitted photo

Jaylee Crum, left, was awarded the Best Hot Wheel Toy Car prize at the July 11 Classic Car Show. Jaylee is show here with West Union Library team leader Tara Dryden.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Library2.jpgJaylee Crum, left, was awarded the Best Hot Wheel Toy Car prize at the July 11 Classic Car Show. Jaylee is show here with West Union Library team leader Tara Dryden. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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