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

Christmas on courthouse square

The Lions Clubs of Adams County officially kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn in West Union on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Many of the planned activities were scaled back because of rain, (concerts and carriage rides)

The rainy weather did little to dampen the merry-making spirit of those attending the county’s annual inauguration of the Christmas season, even though many of the evening’s activities were canceled because of the weather

The sound of Christmas carols echoed round courthouse square as folks huddled under umbrella’s to watch the “Adams County Shining Bright” Christmas parade.

Following the parade and the lighting of the Christmas tree by the guests of honor, David and Jerry Zimmerman of Seaman, the festivities were moved to the ABCAP Senior Nutrition Center on courthouse square.

This year’s festivities included a Chili Cook-off sponsored by the West Union Masonic Lodge #43. The winners of the cook off were: 1st prize, 2nd prize, 3rd prize. Each category winner received a trophy. The first place winner received both a trophy and a $50 cash prize.

A notable addition to this year’s celebration was the Ugly Sweater Contest.

The winners were chosen in three separate categories were: for The Ugliest Christmas Sweater, for The Most Naturally Ugly (unaltered Christmas sweater, and for The Most Festive Attire.

Always a favorite among those attending, The Christmas Cookie Contest prizes were awarded to: 1st place, Caleb Palmer; 2nd place, Melissa Grooms; and 3rd place, Pat Stevens. Children – 1st place: Blake Grooms; 2nd place, Raylee Brummett; and 3rd place, Emma Griffin.

The winners received

Entries were not returned.

Guest of honor for the event, Santa Claus, was available for gift requests and photos with children.

Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by Carl Schneider, music teacher at West Union High School.

Guests of honor and official tree illuminators were David and Jenny Zimmerman from Seaman. (Photo from Caraway)

Our annual Christmas treat contest is Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at An Adams County Christmas event the local Lions Clubs are hosting the event. Register your treats 4 – 4:30 pm at the Lions food booth. We are accepting any Christmas Treats and prizes will be awarded to adult and child winners. See our schedule of events on this page for more information.

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County Lions Clubs host annual event

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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