Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

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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