‘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 Shootouts in the summer time Eight dollars and three keys When life gets messy Hot summer days were no sweat Janice McGlothin Jeannine O Evans Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert

LIBRARY NEWS

This week, we welcome two staff to new positions at the North Adams Library: Josh Brown became Team Leader, and Julia McCane-Knox is the Children’s Programmer. Josh and Julia have both held part-time positions with the Adams County Public Library, and we’re excited to welcome them to these new roles. Story Time at the North Adams Library for preschool children will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. Stop by the library and say hello to Josh and Julia.

Plan ahead to join us for a free, day-long Genealogy Workshop at the North Adams Library on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This event is open to everyone, whether you are researching your family history for the first time, or are an experienced hobbyist.

In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers from the Adams County Genealogical Society will share information about getting started with genealogical research, the Adams County Historical Society’s resources, and best practices for avoiding mistakes. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available online through the library, and help you with the computer skills needed to start your project. In the afternoon, get hands-on help as you begin or continue your family history research. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please call 937-386-2556 in advance to register.

The Friends of the Manchester Library will host a Book Sale on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10a.m.- 3 p.m. in the building behind the Manchester Library. Stop by to browse thousands of hardback and paperback books, as well as movies, audio books, magazines, and children’s items. All funds raised benefit the Friends of the Library, who use the funds to support programs at the Manchester Library. The Friends will hold a meeting at 3 p.m. after the sale. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

On Thursday, July 30, teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library at 3:30 p.m. for a Summer Extravaganza of outdoor games and activities. Teens ages 10 and up are invited to meet at the Manchester Library every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. We’ll share about books, play games and activities, work on group projects, eat snacks, and watch movies. For more information, call 937-549-3359 and ask for Deborah.

The Adams County Public Library wishes to acknowledge the kind donations made by Karma Points, Inc. of Manchester, and the Adams County Master Gardeners of West Union. The funds were used to purchase gardening books, which are now available to check out at the library. We also wish to thank Dr. Jack and Pat O’Hara, who donate an annual subscription to Bird Watcher’s Digest to the Peebles Library. Thank you for your support.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The new Childen’s Programmer at the North Adams Library, Julia McCane-Knox, is shown in these two photos entertaining the kids in the library booth at the recent Adams County Fair.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Library11.jpgThe new Childen’s Programmer at the North Adams Library, Julia McCane-Knox, is shown in these two photos entertaining the kids in the library booth at the recent Adams County Fair. Submitted photo

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NA Library welcomes new full time staff

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