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 Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACOVSD Board meets Sept. 10

The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a regular board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Career and Technical Center beginning at 7 p.m.

ACBDD Board meets Sept. 10

The regular meeting of the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc.

Seaman gospel meeting Sept. 12

The Seaman Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Int’l meeting will be held on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m in the Seaman Community Center. A catered dinner is served at 7 p.m followed by the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Cost of the meal is $8, children 12 and under eat free. Men, women and children are invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Pastor Brian Adams from Jackson, Ohio.

Adams County Trustees meeting Sept. 14

The Adams County Trustee meeting will be held on Sept. 14 at the Adams County Annex.

Panhandlers Homemakers plan reunion

The Panhandler Homemakers will hold their 35th year Reunion on Thursday Sept. 17 from 5 -7 p.m. at the West Union Christian Union Church Fellowship Hall. All previous and current members of the Panhandler Homemakers are invited. Bring a friend, invite a guest. The church is located at 542 E. Main Street in West Union. For information, call Carol Phipps at 544-2088.

Food Bank giveaway in Peebles

The Peebles Foodbank will hold a food give away at 8:30 a.m on Sept. 19 at the Church of Christ Outreach Center on Nixon Avenue. This is for Peebles residents only. USDA guidelines apply. ID is required.

WUHS Class of 1969 reunion is Sept. 19

The West Union High School Class of 1969 will be holding its reunion on Sept. 19 at the Adams County Lake Shelter, beginning at noon. Class members can bring whatever they want but State Park rules apply.

Reformers Unanimous to meet

The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Drive in West Union. For information contact Phil Fulton at 937-587-1797 or Ron Baker at 937-544-4110.

Celebrate recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program for people who struggle with addictions or any life-controlling issue will meet on Mondays from 6 -8:30 p.m. at Church 180 located at 2556 Moores Road, in Seaman. A program for children (ages 5-12) of parents who attend the program is available as well. For more information contact Dan Sheridan at 937-205-5464 or Carol Sheridan at 513-509-3911.

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