Senior Profile: Landon Wright Geneva E Vogler Susan L Kremin Local golf teams complete play at state tournament Lady Dragons make school history with tournament win Browning gets hands-on look at NASA’s latest robotics Local beautician celebrates 80th birthday Health Department appeals to November voters Betty R Toller Senior Profile: Craig Horton Helen F Hoffer Super Saturday at Freedom Field Lady Dragons hang on for five-set victory over Manchester Seventh Grade Lady Hounds are SHAC Tournament champions Peebles Elementary announces September Students of the Month Rideout’s Muffler celebrating 40th anniversary this month Senior Citizens levy will appear on November ballot Bonnie J Orr Dorothy M Edenfield Senior Profile: Grace Barge Jerry Paquette Dragons get big 38-20 win at Green Manchester takes varsity team titles at West Union Invitational Lady Devils knock off Peebles on Volley For the Cure Night Manhunt ends with arrest of alleged bank robber Senior Profile: Kelsey Friend Lady Dragons finish as District Runners-Up Sectional pairings announced for volleyball and soccer 2 and 3 and worried is me Patricia Clift Adams County Humane Agent saves abandoned dogs and puppies Tourism had major economic impact on Adams County in 2015 Senator Portman brings his campaign to Adams County Betty E Lawson Sanborn NAHS holds National Honor Society induction ceremonies Harlan W Benjamin Joyce A Lafferty Senior Profile: Lee Hesler Dragons get SHAC win, 2-1 over Fairfield North Adams tops Peebles in ‘Kickin Cancer’ battles Double duty coming at Boys’ State Golf Tournament as West Union and North Adams both qualify Humane Society providing ‘Straws For Paws’ North Adams Elementary honors students and staff Russell Rockwell Julie L Wagner Hobert C Robinson Samuel D McClellan Brenda S Bare Clarencce Walker Jr Dolly M Hilterbrandt Jack Roush Day returns to Manchester West Union FFA has busy opening to school year ODOT opens new full-service Maintenance Facility Peebles Elementary introduces Peer Mentoring program Frost is recipient of Morgan Memorial Scholarship Peebles Fire Department has a new addition Heritage Days return to Tranquility Wheat Ridge Olde Thyme Herb Fair and Harvest Festival begins Friday Caraway Farm hosts annual Pumpkin Festival ‘Run Gio’ makes a visit to Adams County Senior Profile: Mackenzie Smith West Union, North Adams grab top two spots in Division III golf sectional tournament This memory will live with me forever Will M Stern West Union and North Adams-State Bound! Lillian N Smith Betty R Shelton Barbara ER Bohl Brenda Farley Senior Profile: Caitlyn Bradford Dragons roar to 40-0 Homecoming victory Greyhounds take three of four races at annual Adams County Meet Monarch Meadows holds grand opening Discovering a touch of glass on Erie’s Shores Junior L Conaway William B Brumley Sr Fred G Davis Ohio Valley FFA Officers for 2016-17 named ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley West Union holds football Homecoming festivities First graders pick the Sheriff Cross honored by ODNR with the prestigious Cardinal Award Renowned Ohio artist visits WUHS Don and Venita Bowles named 2016 Outstanding Fair Supporters PES students part of new Lego League Ferno donates $2,500 to OVCTC From the cistern to the city water Basketball officiating class being offered in October Peebles rolls by West Union in straight sets Par for the course, Dragons sweep SHAC Golf titles Greyhounds hang on late for first win of 2016 season You have to understand the process to understand the job Alex K Miller Ann E Campbell Scott N Atkinson Senior Profile: Tyler Fowler Martin named to All-Tourney Team in North/South Battlefield Classic 200 years on the banks of the Ohio, in a little town called Moscow Edwin P Prince ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley


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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