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

Pick up a copy of the library’s New Book List and a calendar of events each month when you stop by the Adams County Public Library. In February, watch for some of these anticipated titles: “Cometh the Hour” by Jeffrey Archer, “Death of a Nurse” by M.C. Beaton, “The Restoration” by Wanda Brunstetter, “Remembrance” by Meg Cabot, “The Art of War” by Stephen Coonts, “She’s Not There” by Joy Fielding, “Breakdown” by Jonathan Kellerman, “A Girl’s Guide to Moving On” by Debbie Macomber, “Violent Crimes” by Philip Margolin, and “Midnight Sun” by Jo Nesbo.

The Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club will read “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson in February. Stop by the Peebles Library and ask at the desk to pick up a copy of “Gilead,” then join the discussion on Monday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m. Join the North Adams Library Adult Book Club for their first meeting on Thursday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. We’ll read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, and we’ll vote on a reading list for 2016. Learn more about the library’s book clubs, join the email list, and view the 2016 reading list at adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

The West Union Public Library is closed January 25-30 for carpet replacement. No items will be due at the West Union Library this week, and the book return window will be unavailable. Please stop by one of the other three Adams County Libraries, or manage your library account online. Visit adamscolibrary.org, click on Search the Catalog, and log in with your library card number and the last four digits of your phone number to see what you have checked out, renew items, place requests, and more. Thank you for your patience as we improve our space to better serve you.

Find out whether the library is closed for winter weather or dangerous road conditions by checking our Facebook page, or tune in to local radio station C103. When the library is closed for weather, items will not be due until the library’s next open day. Return any type of item in the library’s book return window. Events that are cancelled because the library is closed will take place at the next scheduled date. Watch the Calendar on our website for up-to-date information about events and activities at the library.

Join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and erasers, and we’ll supply other art supplies. Next time, we’ll experiment with dip pens, and learn to draw Japanese mythical creatures in traditional ink drawings.

Story Time for children ages 2 – 6 is offered at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., the Peebles Library on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and the West Union Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Call the Peebles Library at 937-587-2085, the North Adams Library at 937-386-2556, the Manchester Library at 937-549-3359, or the West Union Library at 937-544-2591. Visit us from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., or Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Enjoying Story Time with Julia at the North Adams Library on Moores Road in Seaman.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Library-1.jpgEnjoying Story Time with Julia at the North Adams Library on Moores Road in Seaman. Submitted photo

By Jessica Dooley

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