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 Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January

Winchester Happenings

Our Christmas with Santa program will be this Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in our Town Hall. The Caramel Festival Committee is working with the Winchester Police Department to distribute clothing items to children in need. If you have any coats, sweaters or socks for kids, please leave them at the Town Hall by Dec. 7. We will have a small gift bag for the children and serve cookies and hot chocolate. I just found out for certain that Santa will be visiting from the North Pole to help us celebrate. There will be a manger scene and we are inviting our local churches to participate in the caroling on that day. Rebecca Chandler is helping to coordinate this.

W3CU Compassion Ministries will be hosting the December food and clothing distribution on Dec. 10 (instead of Dec. 17) at 2:30 p.m. This is for the month of December only. If you or someone you know normally attends on the third Thursday, please let them know about the change.

Please keep the family of Christine Campbell, age 64, in your prayers. She is survived by her husband Steve and children Kelly and Amanda Campbell and Katie and Joe Anthony. Christine passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center. She was a U.S. Navy Veteran. A gathering of family and friends was held on Monday with Rev. Dan Harrison officiating. Military Honors were given by the Adams County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center, 215 Hughes Blvd. Mt. Orab, OH, 45154.

The Page One Room School House will hosting a Christmas celebration next Sunday, Dec. 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. They will be making an ornament, decorating the Christmas tree and singing carols. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments. For further information contact Mary Fulton.

We have continuing prayer requests for Linda Thompson and Daisy Gill who are undergoing rehabilitation. Also keep Mike Harper in your prayers along with all the other folks who are in need of healing prayer.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Fred Dunn was born in Brown County in 1898. He was the son of Cornelius and Lizzie Fender Dunn. He married Eva Massie of Winchester in 1923. She was born in 1903, the daughter of Samuel and Maud Edgington Massie. Both the Massie and Edgington families were pioneers in Adams County. Their first child was James born in 1924, Patsy in 1926 and Paul in 1927. When Fred started working for Railway Express, they moved to Winchester from Cincinnati. The children all graduated from Winchester High School. James was in the Navy and Paul was in the Army in WW II. James married Wanita Downs and died in Florida in 1997 but is buried here. Paul died in Cincinnati in 1994 and is also buried here. Patsy married Bill Osman and they moved to California, where she still lives. Fred died in 1986 and Eva in1999. They are all buried on the same lot as Eva’s parents.

Information is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@gmail.com.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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