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

Adams County Library News

Santa and Mrs. Claus paid a special visit to the Peebles Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 17, and helped share Christmas cheer with library patrons. Thanks to Aaron Fletcher and Amber Renchen for hosting a wonderful visit as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Thank you to Peebles Fire Chief Mike Estep and PABA, the Peebles Fire Department, and the Franklin Township Fire Department for donating treat bags for kids at the Peebles Library. All children who visit the Peebles Library will receive a donated gift, while supplies last. The library appreciates your support.

Need a family-friendly activity? Stop by the library while school is out to borrow books or movies, use a public computer, connect to free WiFi, or meet with friends. Bring young children to Story Time with reading, crafts, and games, offered weekly at each library location. School-age kids are invited to After School and Teen activities, held regularly at the library. A schedule of library events is available at adamscolibrary.org.

Call ahead to make an appointment for personal assistance with your computer, tablet, or smartphone question. AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa offers one-on-one computer help sessions at each library weekly. Learn to use a new device, or get started borrowing library eBooks, audio books, and magazines online at ohioebooks.org. Pick up some holiday weekend reading, or find a classic Christmas movie to share with your family.

The Adams County Public Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Items are not due on days the library is closed, and all items may be returned at any time in the book drop window. The North Adams Library offers a drive-through book drop window behind the library.

The Online Catalog and Ohio Digital Library are always open. Use your library card number and PIN to log in, renew checkouts, search for titles, place holds, and instantly download thousands of eBooks and audio book titles. The Ohio Digital Library also offers magazines, streaming video, and music.

The Adams County Public Library will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in observance of New Years’ Eve and New Years’ Day. The Adams County Public Library staff and board wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for your support of your local library throughout the year.

Bella and Elissa visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Peebles Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Library2.jpgBella and Elissa visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Peebles Library. Submitted photo

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