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

Community Announcements

Democrat Club dinner set for Nov. 7

The Adams County Democrat Club covered dish Thanksgiving meeting is Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc., hosted by Green. Bring a covered dish and friends and everyone is welcome.

ACORN fundraiser is Nov. 7

A fund raiser for the Adams County Ohio Rescue will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Manchester Community Building at 400 Pike Street in Manchester. Vendors and crafters can still set up by calling JoAnn Hilderbrand at 937-779-7818. Come do some Christmas shopping and help ACORN at the same time.

Christians Across America dinner is Nov. 7

The Christians Across America Giving thanks dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Burning Heart Campground cafeteria in Bentonville. For more information, call the Naylors at 937-549-3360.

P.E.R.I. local #72 meets Nov. 10

The Adams County P.E.R.I. Local #72 will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Adams County Job and Family Services Conference Room located at 482 Rice Drive in West Union. One Exchange enrollment issues will be reviewed.

WUES Veterans Day program is Nov. 10

West Union Elementary School would like to invite all veterans and guests to honor past and present military personnel. County Commissioner, Parl Worley, will be the guest speaker. Please join us at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. Veterans and guest will assemble in the school library between 1300 and 1330 hours.

ACRMC Trustees special meeting is Nov. 11

A special meeting of the Adams County Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees will be held on Nov.11 at noon at the Frisch’s Restaurant, 11157 State Route 41, in West Union.

ACOVSD Board to meet Nov. 12

The Adams County Ohio Valley School District Board of Education will hold a regular board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Career and Technical Center beginning at 7 p.m.

Developmental Disabilities Board meets Nov. 12

The regular meeting of the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Venture Productions, Inc.

Leaves vacuumed in Peebles until Nov. 24

Residents of the village of Peebles: the village truck will vacuum up leaves from your residence through Nov. 24. Do not bag leaves. You may call the Water Dept. at 587-3273 to schedule pick up. Rake all leaves to the curb.

Alzheimer’s Support group meets monthly

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family and Caregiver Support Group. Program is free of charge, however registration is requested. Held at Adams County Regional Medical Center, in the second floor conference room. Group meeting is held the second Monday of each month from 1- 2:30 pm. To Register or for more information, please call Robyn Gleadle at 937-779-6990.

Reformers Unanimous to meet

The Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program is held 7 p.m. every Friday at 106 Rice Drive in West Union. For information contact Phil Fulton at 937-587-1797 or Ron Baker at 937-544-4110.

Celebrate recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program for people who struggle with addictions or any life-controlling issue will meet on Mondays from 6 -8:30 p.m. at Church 180 located at 2556 Moores Road, in Seaman. A program for children (ages 5-12) of parents who attend the program is available as well. For more information contact Dan Sheridan at 937-205-5464 or Carol Sheridan at 513-509-3911.

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