Winchester- How an interstate highway changed the face of one small town Facebook – a growing marketplace for local entrepreneurs When kids know best Giving some love to those dog days Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr

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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