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 Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

Adams County Library News

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, all Adams County Public Library locations will open at 2 p.m., due to a staff in-service day. Thank you for your understanding.

Learn to create a handmade, primitive style burlap Holiday wreath at the West Union Library. Join Sue Dryden for a free hands-on class on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. Materials to create one burlap wreath per participant will be provided, and tools will be available to share. Bring a pair of scissors and needle nose pliers if you are able. The class is free, but advance registration is required. Please call 937-544-2591 to reserve your seat.

Are you a student between age 7 and 17, who would like to know more about coding? Join us at the library for a fast, fun introduction to how computer coding works. Dec. 7 through 11 we will hold an “Hour of Code” event at each Adams County Public Library. Stop by with your own tablet or laptop, or use one of ours, and get hands-on practice creating your own computer code, and discover how powerful coding can be.

Choose from a self-guided coding activity with a Mine Craft or Star Wars theme. “Hour of Code” coordinator and AmeriCorps volunteer Melissa Downs will help you get started and answer questions as you work on the one-hour project. This is an interactive, hands-on activity suitable for students at many levels, and the projects are a great way to discover what coding is like. Learners of all ages are welcome, and older and younger students can share a project and work together. Bring a parent or grandparent, and introduce them to how computer coding works.

Call 937-587-2085 and ask for Melissa or Jessica for more information, or to sign up. “Hour of Code” is free and advance registration is requested. Plan to attend “Hour of Code” at the Peebles Library on Monday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the West Union Library on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m., the Manchester Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m., and the North Adams Library on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Can’t make it? Hold your own “Hour of Code” by visiting hourofcode.com.

Stop by the Peebles Library on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. to enjoy snacks and a holiday movie after school. We’ll make popcorn, and watch the 2015 animated children’s feature “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m., we will show “The Polar Express,” and on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m., we’ll show a Christmas double-feature of holiday movie classics: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Viewers of all ages are welcome.

On Tuesday, December 15, teens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library for our annual Christmas cookie decorating party. We’ll create sugar cookie works of art with colored icing and sprinkles, and then eat our creations. Bring a friend to join us every other Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Manchester Library.

The next Teen Art Class with Donelle at the West Union Library is Thursday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. Plan ahead to join us for a special Story Time and Teen Art Class on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m., when kids of all ages are invited to our annual Candy Christmas Tree party.

Visit us online at adamscolibrary.org to browse lists of our newest books, manage your account online, download ebooks, audio books, and magazines, and see a calendar of upcoming events at your local library.

Youth Outreach Specialist Deborah Cumberledge brings a library Story Time to students at Peebles Elementary.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Library.jpgYouth Outreach Specialist Deborah Cumberledge brings a library Story Time to students at Peebles Elementary. Submitted photo

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