Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary

ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS

Thanks to the Ohio Night Stalkers, who presented a program about “Bigfoot in Ohio” at the West Union Library in September. Over 70 people attended the popular event to hear the Night Stalkers share their experiences tracking Bigfoot, hear an audio recording made near Lynx in Adams County, see foot print castings, and more. Many at the event shared their own Bigfoot experiences with sounds, footprints, and sightings. If you missed this event, plan to join us when the Ohio Night Stalkers make an encore presentation at the Peebles Library on Saturday, Nov. 14.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m., local authors will visit the Peebles Library to share about their work during a book signing. Come meet Lisa Corum Fox, who will sign copies of her book “Young Ulysses,” Part One of “The Underground Railroad Roots of Hiram Ulysses Grant” series. F. R. Warnock will share his boys’ adventure tale “The Warrior’s Drum,” about a two hundred year old mystery, a missing Native American drum, and a curse. Jonah Kidder is the author of “The Caves of Adams County.” Pollyanna Covert is the author of several picture books for young children. Stop by to meet the authors, purchase signed copies of their books, and learn more about their stories. The Peebles Magazine Club is sponsoring this event.

Sign up now to participate in a Teen Zombie Apocalypse party at the North Adams Library. On Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3- 4:30 p.m., teens ages 11 through 18 will form teams of humans vs. zombies, and battle with Nerf guns outside the North Adams Library. Teens and parents must register in advance to attend the event, and parents must sign a waiver. Plan to bring your own Nerf gun, or ask at the library when you register about a limited number of Nerf guns you can borrow. Refreshments will be provided, and the party will go on, rain or shine. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

The VA Mobile Health Unit will visit the Peebles Library on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mobile Unit staff can help veterans apply for VA health benefits, and learn about and apply for other benefits for which veterans are eligible. The VA mobile unit can refer veterans to the nearest VA health care provider. If you or a loved one is a veteran, stop by the Peebles Library to meet with the Mobile Unit staff.

The Hoxworth Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Peebles Library on Friday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Appointments must be made in advance in order to donate blood that day. Blood donations are needed to provide life-saving medical care. Any healthy adult at least 18 years old, of any blood type, is eligible to donate. To make an appointment, please call Hoxworth at 800-830-1091, or visit hoxworth.org.

For the latest books, movies, and news about library events, visit us online at adamscolibrary.org. All four Adams County Public Library branches are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Ohio Night Stalkers presented their program on “Bigfoot in Ohio” before a nice crowd at the West Union Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Bigfoot.jpgThe Ohio Night Stalkers presented their program on “Bigfoot in Ohio” before a nice crowd at the West Union Library. Submitted photo

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