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 Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient

Adams County celebrates National 4-H Week

More than six million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Adams County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H members who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community.

More than 750 of the county’s young people took part in one or more 4-H club, camp, or special interest programs in 2015, reports Carolyn L. Belczyk, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, with OSU Extension Adams County. These youth are enrolled in one of the county’s 28 community-based 4-H clubs or in the after school 4-H Tech Wizards programs at Peebles and North Adams Elementary Schools. More than 145 screened and trained adult volunteers provide leadership to these clubs and activities, mentoring the members and working with them to complete their 4-H projects, exhibit at the fair, and develop a variety of life skills including communication, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership.

The Adams County 4-H program will celebrate National 4-H Week with its annual 4-H Advisors Dinner and Recognition, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Wayne Township Community Center in Cherry Fork. Advisors will be recognized for their years of service to 4-H. The event will also feature recognition of Nan Knechtly as the Adams County 4-H VIP for 2015. She has served as a 4-H advisor for 21 years, provided leadership to the county’s camping and horse programs for many years, and initiated the county’s Shooting Sports program. She currently serves as the head advisor of the West Fork Wonders 4-H Club and coordinator of the Shooting Sports program.

Two local businesses will be recognized as Friends of 4-H in 2015: Tractor Supply Company in West Union for the company’s local and national support of 4-H programming and the Thunder Ridge Gun Shop in Peebles, owned by Glenn Hemer. Hemer has been a strong supporter of the Shooting Sports program since its inception.

Six area FFA advisors will share recognition as 4-H Alumni Award winners. They are Donnie McCarty, West Union FFA; Becky Minton, Peebles FFA; Jason Moore, North Adams FFA; John Newman and David Scott, OVCTC FFA; and Tony Sparks, Manchester FFA. All but Scott grew up in the Adams County 4-H program. Scott was a member of 4-H in Highland County. All support the positive development of Adams County young people and provide incomparable support to the Adams County Junior Fair each year.

Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:

-Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities,

-Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors, and

-Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in their out-of-school time.

Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation will complete a single, innovative 4-H National 4-H Science Experiment. Developed by Oregon State University Cooperative Extension, Motion Commotion is a two-part experiment that investigates the physical and human factors of motion using toy cars to simulate a speeding car collision and distracted driving. Participants will first construct a simulated runway to analyze the speed, momentum and kinetic energy of a car in motion and explore the science behind the car’s collisions. Then they will take part in an experiment that uses the same physics principles to demonstrate the consequences of distracted driving. To learn more about National Youth Science Day, visit

In Adams County, youth enrolled in the 4-H Tech Wizards programs at Peebles and North Adams will complete the National 4-H Science Experiment and do some additional experiments regarding the hazards of distracted driving. Participating in the annual experiments in the past has helped members learn about experimental design and about topics of interest such as robotics, alternative energy, and GIS.

About 4-H:

4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Working in partnership with 110 universities, 4-H programs are research-backed and offer life-changing experiences to youth around the world.

To learn more about 4-H at the national level, visit or find them on Facebook at and on Twitter at . To learn more about Adams County 4-H, contact OSU Extension Adams County at 544-2339 or visit the website at You can also follow us on Facebook at

4-H Tech Wizards at North Adams Elementary School take part in the 2015 4-H National Youth Science Experiment, Motion Commotion. Pictured, from left, Michael Gill, teen mentor, Aaron Cate, Abby Jarvis, and Lilee Barker. Tech Wizards at North Adams Elementary School take part in the 2015 4-H National Youth Science Experiment, Motion Commotion. Pictured, from left, Michael Gill, teen mentor, Aaron Cate, Abby Jarvis, and Lilee Barker. Submitted photo
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