Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up

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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