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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January

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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