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

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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