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 Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic

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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