Lady Indians go down in straight sets to Valley in sectional play Manchester hosts the inaugural Southern Ohio Cheer Challenge NAHS girls claim soccer sectional title Seas siblings are SHAC Cross-Country champions Lady Devils will collect fourth consecutive SHAC gold ball trophy Lady Hounds ousted in sectional tourney opener Peebles Lions Club holding Thanksgiving fund raiser FFA Fruit sales have begun, run until Nov. 18 Historical marker is repaired PES will present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Eagle Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center Open House showcases new unit PES teacher honored by ACOVSD Board Friends of North Adams Library dedicate new brick Veterans Memorial Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water


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.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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