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 Adams 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 The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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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