A local World War II veteran was honored during a public Medals Ceremony at the Peebles Library. Congressman Brad Wenstrup presented six medals to the descendants of Master Sergeant Donald Fleming, who served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. After his death, his family began to search for information about the medals Fleming was awarded during his four years of active service. Congressman Wenstrup presented the six awards to members of Fleming’s family, including one descendent currently serving in the U.S. military, who attended by video call.

The Adams County Public Library is offering events and activities for all ages at your local library branch during September. Join us at the West Union Library on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. to hear the Ohio Nightstalkers share about tracking Bigfoot in Ohio. Have you heard mysterious sounds in the woods at night? The Ohio Nightstalkers have been on the trail of Bigfoot in Adams County. See footprint castings, hear audio recordings and firsthand accounts of encounters, and share your own experiences or sightings of Bigfoot. The Nightstalkers will show the 1967 Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film, and play an audio recording they made in October of 2014, near Lynx in Adams County while tracking Bigfoot.

An open Euchre Club meets from 4- 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at the West Union Library. All Euchre players are welcome to stop by and join this friendly game night, whenever your schedule permits. We’ll play in teams in North American Standard rules, and adjust our play to accommodate the number of players who attend each session.

Teens ages 11 and up, join Julia at the North Adams Library, on the third Thursday of every month after school at 3 p.m. We’ll learn new skills, work on projects, create science experiments, and use our imagination to build STEAM skills. We’ll work on a new activity each month. Have an idea for a skill you’d like to learn? Let Julia know at 937-386-2556. See you at the library.

Teen Art Class will continue at the West Union Library on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Teens ages 10 and up are invited to join Donelle every other week. During the next class, we’ll explore color theory, and how to select color to create mood. We’ll create our own owl coloring sheets. Students should bring their own materials to color with, such as colored pencils, crayons, markers, pastels, paints, and paper. For more information, call Donelle at 937-544-2591.

An After School program is offered for all school age children at the North Adams Library, each week on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Come meet with Julia for a hands-on after school learning program, focusing on developing fun STEAM skills and DIY projects. The library is right next to the school on Moores Road.

A weekly after school program for kindergarten and first grade is held on Mondays at the Manchester Library. To participate, parents must sign up their student at Manchester Elementary School. Children are bussed directly from the school to the library, and participate in an hour of hands-on learning activities, reading, games, songs, and crafts. Parents must pick up children at the library after the program. For more information, call Deborah on Mondays at 937-549-3359.

To learn more about what’s happening at the library, including lists of our newest books, visit us online at, or follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook.

Pictured: Congressman Brad Wenstrup presented six medals to the family of WWII veteran Donald Fleming, including daughters, from left, Patty Mason, Bev Kiser, Dawn Bell, and Judy Hawkins. Congressman Brad Wenstrup presented six medals to the family of WWII veteran Donald Fleming, including daughters, from left, Patty Mason, Bev Kiser, Dawn Bell, and Judy Hawkins.

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