Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners

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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