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

The Adams County Public Library is now offering free, hands-on classes on Intuit QuickBooks. Sign up to attend a four-part series teaching the fundamentals of the popular accounting and small business software, QuickBooks Pro. The classes will cover the small business and non-profit features of QuickBooks, using the 2016 version of the software. Anyone is welcome to sign up for a series of group classes, or individual appointments. Call AmeriCorps volunteer technology trainer Melissa at 937-587-2085 to schedule an appointment.

Melissa also offers free, hands-on help with other computer topics, ranging from Microsoft Office to Windows 10, Searching the Internet, Google Drive, Email, and more. This free service is made possible by the Guiding Ohio Online grant program, awarded by the State Library of Ohio and ServeOhio.

Now through the end of March, attend two free computer classes to enter your name in a drawing for a free Windows 10 computer. Learn more, browse a list of eligible classes, and find out when classes are offered at your library by visiting adamscolibrary.org, or call 937-587-2085.

An Adult Book Club is forming at the North Adams Library. The first meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m., and the club will meet at the North Adams Library at 5:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Join in the first discussion about “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, about the gripping true story of a woman whose cells, harvested without her knowledge, form the basis of modern cancer research. Pick up a copy at the North Adams Library, and fill out a quick survey to help select which 10 books the club should read for 2016. Visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club to join the North Adams Library Book Club email list. For more information, call Julia at 937-386-2556.

The Peebles Library Book Club Bibliophiles will meet on Monday, Feb. 15 to discuss “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about three generations of family. New members are always welcome. Stop by the Peebles Library and ask at the desk for a copy of “Gilead” any time before February 15. For more information, call Nick at 937-587-2085.

Kids ages 10 – 16, join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Bring a sketchpad, pencils, and sharpeners, and we’ll provide the other art supplies. Tweens and teens, join Julia at the North Adams Library on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. after school for Teen Activity Club. On the third Thursday of each month, we meet to create crafts, work on group projects, do science experiments, and have fun with STEAM skills at the library.

The Adams County Public Library will be open on Monday, Feb. 15. The library is open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Follow the Adams County Public Library on Facebook, or manage your library account by visiting adamscolibrary.org, and clicking on Search the Catalog.

Julia McCane-Knox hosts the Adult Book Club and teen and children’s programs at the North Adams Library.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Library-copy.jpgJulia McCane-Knox hosts the Adult Book Club and teen and children’s programs at the North Adams Library. Submitted photo

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