Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS 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

Adams County Fall Trade Days

Several hundred people pulled out their bartering skills and descended on the Adams County Fairgrounds last weekend for the 2015 Adams County Fall Trade Days.

Forty two vendors set up booths in the barns surrounding the center ring of the fair ground.

Among the heaps of treasures were antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles, guns, jewelry, primitive crafts, video games, household goods and appliances, and so much more. Trade Days allows frugal shoppers to search out useful and unusual items in a price-friendly market where haggling is welcome. “If you need it, someone here will have it,” one vendor declared, “and if we don’t have it, we can get it for you.”

Darlene Anderson, Vice President of the Adams County Agricultural Society(ACAS), said, “We’ve had four good years for Trade Days. We have most of our vendors under roof, so the rain on Saturday didn’t keep people away.”

The Johnathan Shiveley Memorial Crash-up Derby was also held on Saturday night during Trade Days. Shiveley was the 2014 Crash-up Derby winner. He was killed in a gun-related accident last year, he was fourteen years old.

“We’re really grateful to everyone who came out to participate in the derby,” said Craig Shiveley, Johnathan’s father.

The derby featured eight crash up divisions: one power wheel, two lawn mower, and five car derbys.

Event organizer Chris Mack said, “My crew helped make this derby a success, thanks to Randy Caudill, Glen Shoemaker, Kevin Howell, Erica Howell, Shannon Setty-Trotter, Chaz Mack, and Craig Shiveley for heading up the memorial side of the show.”

First place winners of this years derby were: Mini Stock – Devin Redmon; Mini Mod – Roger Lee Colter; Fullsize Stock – Brandon Pendelton; Fullsize Mod – Chuck Taylor; Smash It Class – Roger Rafferty; Youth Mowers – Jacob Caudill; and Senior Mowers – Matt Young. All car classes paid $1,000, $200, and $100 plus the MadDog cash prize.

A special Mad Dog award was given to the audience favorite in each event. David Cobb of DJ’s Mufflers in West Union built the trophies for the MadDog winners. Cobb’s unique trophies are made of car parts, painted and presented to the winners.

There were 69 participating derby cars. “It is a tribute to the Shiveley family that so many people came out to support this event,” said Anderson.

”We also owe a big thank you to Tom White,” she added,”the clay on top of the track was sodden from the rains, Tom brought his bulldozer and pushed the clay off the track, so we didn’t have to cancel the event.”

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Shoppers get their haggle on at local trade days

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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