David Kierzek Theresa C Davis Edward F Storer Ralph Rader DP&L to stick with planned closings Preventing tax season identity theft 4-H awards 11 local scholarships Peebles Elementary holds Spirit Week Humane Society to hold Radio Auction Local business partners find historical treasure in old bank building DP&L employees meet with union leadership GE-Peebles Test Operation joins the campaign about Distracted Driving North Adams Elementary recognizes February Students of the Month Senior Profile: Sydney Michael Stars will shine for the 34th annual C-103 All-Star Game NAHS Track/XC host Shamrock Shuffle 5K Associated Press names All-Southeast District Teams Senior Profile: Hannah Howard Nice to finally be a small part of March Madness The tractor has always been special Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards

WINCHESTER HAPPENINGS

It feels like I have a void with not having Caramel Festival events to report. However, Patsy and I have had several people who have voiced interest in being able to participate in the walking historical home tour and walk through the cemetery. We will offer the walk, weather permitting, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. We will meet at the gazebo in the middle of Winchester.

We have been selling the Bicentennial books and have a few more available for purchase.

On Thursday, Sept. 17, W3CU Compassion Ministry will have the food pantry and clothing distribution in the building next to the main church from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. we will have a nutrition class in the main church.

Please keep the parents of Pastor Dan Harrison in your prayers. They are both dealing with health issues and Dan and Cheryl are spending time with them.

Also, keep Steve Darby in your prayers. He is having health issues.

Linda Kingery shared that the first reunion of the late Albert and Elma Shively family was held at the home of their only grandson, Neal Kingery and his wife Linda on Saturday, Aug. 22 in Winchester. Six of the nine grandchildren and some of their families attended. Vickey Shively-Richards of Newark was the oldest grandchild and her husband the oldest person there. The youngest was Erin Kingery of Wheelersburg, the daughter of David Kingery . She is a great great granddaughter of the Shivelys. Granddaughter Camellia Patrick of Vacaville, CA and granddaughter Pamela Kingery and her daughter Danielle Clifton of Black Canyon, AZ traveled the furthest.

Others attending were David and Crystal KIngery of Winchester, Randy Kingery and Tracy Hatfield, Heather Hanson, Grant Ruth, Natalie Sudelman and Nate King of Wheelersburg. Granddaughters Mr. and Mrs. Bill Riddle, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson, great, great granddaughter Daniel and Laramie Watson and Linda’s sister Louise Boggs and Hughel Cambridge. Food was provided by RidgeTop Catering and covered dish. Everyone enjoyed the day and plan to have another one in a few years.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): There were many beautiful quilts on display at the quilt show at the Methodist Church during the Bicentennial. One was made by the Ladies Aid of the church in 1934. The ladies sold spaces on the quilt for people’s names as a fund raising project. I don’t know how much a space cost but I’m sure it wasn’t much as it has 438 names on it. It was given to the Pastor, Rev. Ertle who was leaving and years later the family gave it back to the church. Several years ago Steve Kelly had an article about the same type of quilt, called a tithing quilt, that Bruce Closson, an antique dealer in Cincinnati had purchased. It was made in1888 by the Ladies Aid when Rev. Maddox was the pastor. What really is interesting, on the internet, Wes Cowan Auctions sold a quilt in 2009 that was made in Winchester in 1847 by Elizabeth Downey. The quilt was a wedding gift for her son, Attorney Thomas Downey. It was called a Whig Rose pattern and was in perfect condition. A family member sold it for $1,782. Thomas had a daughter Irma who married John Fenton and their daughter Wilma married Lloyd Salisbury and they had children who would have inherited it.

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