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

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

We have a Bicentennial meeting this Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the town hall. We are really excited to be getting some new volunteers and look forward to the many scheduled events during this year’s celebration. If you are interested in learning about what is planned or would like to participate please attend the meeting. If you have questions about what you might be able to do, call me at 695-9977 or Patsy at 695-0805.

During the Bicentennial celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29, we will have our second annual “Toilet Bowl Race.” Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the race and also the best decorated. The bowl, without the tank, must be secured on 1/2 “ plywood, 28” x 36”, 4” castor wheels with the rear wheels stationary and the front swivel. Toilet bowl riders can use one plunger to navigate and one person to push. Further information and applications can be obtained by calling Sam Osborne at 695-0362. This was really a fun event last year with lots of creativity with the decorations.

Needed, wanted, and appreciated: Riders for Morgan’s Raid, Winchester Bicentennial Celebration. Contact Jan Hancock at 937-386-1462 for further information.

Please pray for Jim Daulton who has been moved to the Adams County Manor for continued treatment. Brenda could use your prayers also.

Carmen Tincher is home recovering after major surgery and appreciated everyone’s prayers. I hope she is doing much better.

Our local Police Department will again be participating in the National Night Out this year on Aug. 4 from 5-9 p.m. and we will be providing more information. Information is also on their Facebook page. The Methodist Church and Church of Christ in Christian Union will take part in the National Night Out. Ruth Huffman asked that everyone bake cookies to donate for the event. I would like to recognize anyone else who assists with supporting this event.

The Bicentennial committee is selling crocks and will be accepting pre-paid orders by Aug. 10. If you have Facebook, there is a picture on the Winchester Caramel Festival site. The 1 quart is $35, 2 quart $45, 1 gallon $57, and 5 gallon $120. The available colors (printing) are brown, burgundy, country blue, hunter green, sage or silver. You can contact me or send a check to P.O. Box 335, Winchester 45697.

A “Cooking Matters” course designed primarily for parents with children began last Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the W3CU gym. The focus is on saving money while making healthy meals, new recipes, and a grocery shopping trip where you will receive free groceries. We have a few more available spaces and if you have questions or are interested in signing up for the remainder of the six week program call Marsha McCormick at 544-2339. Because of food preparation, no children will be permitted. The first class was really fun and the bonus was an excellent lunch.

We have more Bicentennial tee shirts and if you would like to purchase one let us know. They are $15 each.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Evelyn Longman, world renowned sculptress, was born in Winchester in 1874. The family came from Chicago after the great Chicago Fire in 1871. Evelyn was invited to the 1915 Centennial Celebration and she came after it was over. The following is a poem her brother wrote about it. “They tell the tale of Morgan, a soldier of renown who rode to old Winchester town. That happened long ago my friend, the history is old, but fame came to Winchester that beats it many fold, when Evy came to town one hot September day. The town turned out to meet her there, in gala day array. It waited long for her to come, till folk grew old and gray. They watched and waited for that hour, they waited for that day. The fast train stopped at Winchester, that never stopped before. The town’s elite turned out to greet and opened was every door, and Evy was frisked about in auto and in surrey. For years and years to come, the town will dream of all the flurry, when Evy came to Winchester, the burg that gave her birth. The girl who put it on the map, who put it on the earth.”

Remember that I depend on information from others which is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@sbcglobal.net.

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Bicentennial meeting is July 30

By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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