What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves Fairgoers wanna iguana! SSCC moving forward with plans for Adams County campus Mary Wallingford Leslie V Lawrence Jr Fair hosts Cheerleading Competition Peebles FFA installs 2017-18 Officers Adams County Fair Baby Contest Seniors Citizens and Armed Forces Day at the fair Cheers! It’s mocktail time! North Adams Beta Club attends National Convention at Disney ‘You won’t believe the chaos it rains around you’ McCarty’s receive 4-H Alumni award McKayla Raines crowned 2017 Junior Fair Queen Eastern knocks off Peebles 10-5 to capture 14 U baseball tourney Just listen for the answer Time to teach a little History Fair hosts Little Miss and Mister, Toddler shows Jason E Palmer Dorothy Stephenson Shane G Varney The weekend I joined the Army David Stutz Patty Davis Battle results in new chief at the Division of Wildlife Join in with ‘Adams County Rocks’ After 500-mile journey, pigeon ‘drops’ in for a visit Nine-run third inning leads Peebles to upset win in SHYL 12U baseball tournament finals Willie L White David A Presley Connie Greene Carolyn Belczyk retiring from OSU Extension Young’s reign as Fair Queen ends, new journey begins Robert L Boone Esther C Malone Independence Day parade puts patriotism on display Being an addict’s mom: a sad and scary place to be White House newest addition to People’s Defender mailing list Young leaving Manchester to become Ripley Principal Leadoff homer holds up, Manchester takes 10U softball tourney 1-0 over North Adams North Adams tops Manchester in 12U semis Monday Night League concludes with SHAC showdown How we see ourselves In the good ole’ summertime Ronnie L Roush Elizabeth A Gifford Tom White Ivan H Copas Kathleen Lewis Paul Minton Jessica A Edmisten Workhouse helps free up jail space Penguin ‘chills’ with kids in library visit ‘Heroin has taken me to my darkest places’ The beauty of the giant combine West Union gets past North Adams 5-2 in 10U baseball tourney play Eastern Brown hosts annual Girls Soccer Shootout “It’s been a real community effort” Summer ball winds down for local squads Submit your Knothole team photos! Gokey, Morgan, Young to perform at 2017 Festival of the Bells Just looking around the room When in the course of human events When your dreams seem out of reach Ricky A Smith Ricky A Smith Dean McClellan Ruby O Shell Peggy R Atkinson Caroline E Fulton Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp

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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