Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

Hope everyone enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. I think moving the Bicentennial/Caramel Festival to the previous weekend was a good idea and the beginning of a new tradition.

We are having a Caramel Festival meeting this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall. We will be discussing the finances from this year’s festival. We are very appreciative of our many volunteers, vendors and folks who purchased books and t-shirts. Patsy did a great job with the book and has received many compliments for her hard work. We still have some Bicentennial books for sale at $25 each.

We appreciate those ladies who donated baked goods for the culinary contest. We didn’t have quite as many items this year but thanks to the generous donations by our local businesses and residents, we had a successful year. We are appreciative of Sam Bolender who donated his time for the auction. As always, he did a great job.

Sam Osborne has already begun making plans for next year’s toilet bowl race to make it bigger and better. If anyone has a toilet to donate (he prefers one that is clean but perhaps that is negotiable) let him know. I guess Shirley Naylor will start driving the back roads again to see what she can find.

I know we have several folks who have paid for their crocks and I have not forgotten about them. A partial order came in late and some were broken. The bottom line is that we still have not received the initial order. When they come in, we will deliver them to you and apologize for any inconvenience. The orders taken during the Festival were placed on the 31st so hopefully it will not take as long to get them in. We will let you know when they are received.

Stephen Caraway did a great job recruiting our politicians to participate in the opening ceremonies. It just reminds me how much better things go when we all work together for a common goal.

Sympathy is extended to the Hitchcock and Tumbleson families in the death of Sandy (Yockey) Hitchcock, 74, of Georgetown. She leaves her husband, Joe Bill Hitchcock of Georgetown, her mother in law Betty Jo Hitchcock and her sister in law, Betty Ann and Bill Tumbleson of Winchester and several nieces and a nephew. Services were at the Peace Lutheran Church at Arnheim.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The Winchester United Methodist Church was founded in 1824 although a class was organized in the home of James Kendall in 1812 which means it predates the founding of Winchester. On Friday and Saturday of the Bicentennial Celebration, the women had their annual Rummage Sale in the annex. On Saturday the Bicentennial Committee had a quilt show and a display of memorabilia from Winchester’s past in the main church.

The church won second place with their entry in the toilet bowl race on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning the church had a Homecoming during morning worship. Two former pastors, Reverend Darrell Loar and Reverend Rossman attended and the Pastor read letters from some others who sent their regrets. Several former members who were from out of town also attended. After the service, Ruth Huffman hosted a reception so people had a chance to meet and greet the visitors and the youth could eat before getting on the float in the parade. In 2024 the church will observe its Bicentennial.

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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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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