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

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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