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


Patsy and I will lead a walking historical home tour and walk through the cemetery, weather permitting, beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 (by the way, that is my sister Janice’s birthday). We will meet at the gazebo in the middle of Winchester.

As most of you know we have been experiencing some increased vandalism in town. During the Caramel Festival, we had atheft of a borrowed skeleton where someone removed the head and threw the remainder over the fence. Thanks to Sam Osborne who retrieved the parts. Also, I had purchased mums for the flower pots in town and one of them came up missing. Pretty aggravating.

We have lots of requests for healing prayer. Bill Parker was recently a patient in Clermont Mercy but is now home. Beverly Stephenson was a patient at Bethesda North and should be home by now. Xavier Roberts, the grandson of Methodist Pastor Gregg Roberts is 17 and a senior at Hillsboro High School has been diagnosed wth Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had started chemotherapy but was in intensive care in Dayton Children’s Hospital (as of Sunday) with an infection.

Kathy Perkins was recently a patient at Adams County Regional Medical Center being treated for pneumonia. She is home but having significant breathing problems. Pastor Dan and Cheryl Harrison are spending time with his parents. His mother was diagnosed with acute leukemia and is not doing well. His father was also hospitalized but is doing better. Keep all of these folks and families in your prayers.

The Winchester Clinic Office will open on Monday, Oct. 5. Cherry Cousins, CNP is rejoining ACRMC as the Nurse Practitioner and will maintain a primary care practice seeing patients of all ages. Office visits will be scheduled weekly on Monday and Tuesday from 2-7 p.m. and on Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Nurse follow-up visits will be available on Fridays. I am excited that Cherry is coming back to Winchester.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The Purcell family have pictures in the new Winchester History book. The three children all grew up here and graduated from Winchester High School. The two boys both served in WW II and after the war the family moved to Dayton. The father, Charlie Purcell was born in 1886 and served in WW I. He married Nellie Wasson who was born in 1896. Nellie was the daughter of James and Mary Wasson. She and Charlie were divorced and he died in 1954 and is buried in the Winchester cemetery. Nellie died in Dayton in 1984 and is buried at Springboro. Both boys, Kennesaw, born in 1921 and died in 1979 and Philip, born in1922 and died in 2003, are buried in the Dayton area. Luvah born 1926 is a widow and currently lives in Dayton.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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