Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley

NAHS takes Barnyard Olympics

For the fourth consecutive year, the final night of the Adams County Fair was highlighted in the center ring by the Barnyard Olympics, a friendly and fun competition between the county high schools, with a $1,000 prize on the line. This year, just three county schools fielded teams and the fourth spot in the competition was filled by a team of 4-H alumni from the area.

Prompted by emcee Don Bowles from C-103 Radio and organized by the fair’s Darlene Anderson, the teams competed in six different events, a wheelbarrow/watermelon/tire relay race, the feed scoop toss, a toilet lid toss, the milk chug, the hay bale toss, and the final event, letters in the mud, where teams dug through a muddy pit to find the letters to spell out their school’s mascot.

Each event was worth a fixed number of points according to finish and in the end, it was the squad from North Adams taking the $1,000 first prize for the third time in four years. The North Adams team included Taylor Hesler, Caitlin Young, Lexie Bunn, Maddie Toole, Lee Hesler, Justin Knechtly, Ben Figgins, Cole Roades, Tray Brand, and Madee Shipley. North Adams was coached by Tony Williams.

Finishing in second place was the team from West Union High School, coached by Tess Holloway. The squad of Dragons consisted of J.J. Kramer, Kelsey Young, Alex Clark, Kristen Grooms, Jaycee Baldwin, Ethan Thompson, Mac Wilson, Eli Fuller, Jacob Miley, and Andrew Weeks.

Third place went to the Alumni team while last year’s champions, Manchester, coached by Shawn Palmer and Chris Young, slipped to a fourth place finish. The Greyhound team was made up of Summer Wilbur, Morgan Johnson, Darrington White, Katie Fetters, Kayla Wagoner, Rickey DeAtley, Chase Darnell, Nick Woolard, Jordan Freeman, and Jared Stricklett.

The team from North Adams High School took home first place in the Barnyard Olympics held on July 18 at the Adams County Fair. team from North Adams High School took home first place in the Barnyard Olympics held on July 18 at the Adams County Fair. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

West Union High School took home second place in the 2015 Barnyard Olympics. Union High School took home second place in the 2015 Barnyard Olympics. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

Defending champion Manchester High School dropped to fourth place in this year’s Barnyard Olympics. champion Manchester High School dropped to fourth place in this year’s Barnyard Olympics. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
Kids play in the mud, take home prizes

By Mark Carpenter

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