Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS

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 adamscolibrary.org, 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.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_library1.jpgPictured: 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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