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 Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary

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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