Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser 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

MEARYL SHOEMAKER

Mearyl D. Shoemaker, 86 years of Peebles, passed away on Monday November 2, 2015 at the Heartland of Hillsboro. He was born in Peebles on November 8, 1929, the son of the late James M. and Anna E. (Wylie) Shoemaker, besides his parents he was also preceded by three brothers, Harvey, Otho, and Raymond Shoemaker and three sisters, Inis Cluff, Dorothy Newkirk and Faye Hottinger. Mearyl retired, after 23 years, from Copeland Corporation, served in the U.S. Army, attended the Sinking Spring Community Church and enjoyed fishing. Mearyl is survived by his wife Joy Shoemaker, whom were married on June 12, 1953, son, Timothy G. (Linda) Shoemaker of Peebles, two daughters, Charity A. (Monti) Mallow of Ripley and Susan E. (Dale) Humphreys of Sinking Spring, sister, Wanda P. Short of Sinking Spring, nine grandchildren: Kimberly Purtee Knauff, Chuck Purtee, Bryan Humphreys, Elizabeth Haggerty, Angela Hardyman, Jeremy Mallow, Sarah Lisbowa, Valerie Kennedy and Alison Devine , nine great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday November 6, 2015 at the Wylie-Thompson Funeral Home with Greg Seaman officiating. Burial will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Highland County Honor Guard. Friends may call at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday November 5, 2015 at the Wylie-Thompson Funeral Home. Donations can be made to the Sinking Spring Community Church. To sign our online guestbook, please visit us at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com.

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