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

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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