Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol 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

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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