Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES

LIBRARY NEWS

It’s almost time to go back to school, and the Adams County Public Library is holding drawings and free giveaways of school supplies in the library. Now through Aug. 14, students K-12 are invited to stop by the North Adams Library to enter your name in a drawing for one of two backpacks fully loaded with school supplies. We’ll hold the drawing and announce the winner on Friday.

Through Aug. 14, students K-12 who check out a book at the Peebles Library can play a disk drop game to instantly win a notebook, crayons, folder, or other school supply item. Enter your name in one of six drawings for backpacks and document cases loaded with school supplies, an alarm clock, study lamp, and scientific calculator.

Join Sherry on Friday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. for “Sundaes and Safety” at the Peebles Library. Peebles Police Chief Rob Music and A.C.S.O’s Mark Brewer will share important tips for helping to keep yourself and your surroundings safe, at school and every day. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, and choose your own toppings, while you listen to the safety presentation. Afterwards, we’ll draw the winning names for our six Back to School prizes. Thanks to the Peebles Magazine Club for sponsoring this event.

Teens, join Deborah after school at the Manchester Library on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. We’ll talk about books, create crafts, make group projects, watch movies, and enjoy fun with friends at the library. The Manchester Teens meet every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. during the school year. For more information, call 937-549-3359 or visit adamscolibrary.org.

You’re invited to come play a friendly game with the Euchre Club at the West Union Library on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. The Euchre Club is an informal group that meets every third Wednesday at the West Union Library to play euchre, using North American Standard rules. Come with a partner, or come alone, and we’ll take turns making teams. Experienced and casual players are welcome. For more information, call 937-544-2591.

The VA Mobile Health Unit will visit the Peebles Library on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. VA staff will be available in the library to help veterans apply for health benefits, and other VA benefits for which they are eligible. If you have questions or need help, stop by to speak with a VA representative, enroll in health care, or receive a referral to the nearest service provider. The VA Mobile Health Unit from Cincinnati visits the Peebles Library on the third Thursday of every month.

All four 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. on Friday and Saturday.

To access your library account, search for books or movies, request items be reserved for you, see the library’s newest books, download eBooks or audio books, and much more, visit adamscolibrary.org.

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Libraries preparing for back to school

By Jessica Dooley

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