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

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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