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 Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

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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