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 Library News

The Adams County Public Library is offering programs, activities, and parties for all ages to celebrate the holiday season. Stop by your local library, and browse a display of cookbooks, craft books, and magazines to find inspiration for your holiday entertaining.

Adults and kids of all ages, join Julia at the North Adams Library for a Christmas Kickoff Party on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. after school. Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to participate in our Ugly Holiday Sweater contest and maybe win a prize. We’ll share refreshments, games, prizes, Christmas music, and get an early start on the Christmas season. Activities will be offered for all ages. Please call 937-386-2556 to let us know you’re coming, so we’ll have enough refreshments for everyone.

Teens, join Deborah at the Manchester Library on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m. after school. We’ll work on Christmas crafts, and enjoy fun with friends at the library. Don’t miss the Teen after school program on Dec. 15, when we’ll enjoy our traditional sugar cookie decorating project.

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, learn to create a beautiful holiday wreath from burlap at the West Union Library. This hands-on crafting class is free, and open to everyone, but advance registration is required to save your seat. Please all the West Union Library at 937-544-2591 for more information.

On Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m., join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library. Kids ages 10 – 16 are invited to learn basic drawing skills, explore other media and techniques, and learn about art history with illustrator and library employee Donelle Lacy.

On Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m., kids of all ages are invited to the West Union Library for our annual Candy Christmas Tree decorating party during Story Time with Tara and Teen Art Class with Donelle.

The Manchester Elementary After School program at the Manchester Library will not be held on Monday, Nov. 30 because school will be closed for Thanksgiving break. The After School program will resume Dec. 7 and 14, and then will break until Jan. 4.

If you’d like to design, print, and mail your own custom family Christmas cards, call AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa to ask about a hands-on tutorial. Come learn how to use free online services like Canva to easily and quickly design your own holiday card or letter, and then print your creation at the library, or save it to work on at home. Color printing is available at each library for $.35 per page. Melissa is also offering classes about Online Shopping, and how to use online resources to find coupons. Melissa offers hands-on computer training at each library, thanks to the Guiding Ohio Online AmeriCorps grant, awarded by the State Library of Ohio. Call Melissa at the Peebles Library on Monday, the West Union Library on Tuesday, the Manchester Library on Wednesday, and the North Adams Library on Thursday. Call 937-587-2085 for more information, or to make an appointment.

All four Adams County Public Library locations will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The libraries will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Elementary students enjoy the After School program at the Manchester Library. students enjoy the After School program at the Manchester Library. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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