Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9
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Winchester Happenings

Marvin Gill says so many people have asked about Daisy that he wants them to know she is slowly improving but it is a slow process. She enjoys having visitors even though she usually cries. She is able to eat now and enjoys her cards. Continue to keep her in your prayers.

Steve Darby continues to be in the critical care unit at U.C. Hospital. He continues to have complications as a result of his car accident last week and would be appreciative of our prayers.

Keri Kendall is having surgery this week to repair the damage from her skiing accident. Mike Harper is also having surgery this week. Please say a little extra prayers for them and their families.

All the Edminsten babies are now home and Steve reports they are on three hour shifts for diaper changes and feedings. They are doing well and I am sure the parents are getting plenty of sleep.

Congratulations to the Winchester Police Department for their recent “drug bust.” The problems related to drugs are definitely overwhelming but perhaps we can make a change one event at a time. We have a police department and local churches working on some solutions. We have lost too many young people to drug overdose and until we stop the supply nothing is going to change. We also have individuals in our community who are trying to impact change and I hope to include information to encourage more of us to get involved.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The next child of John M. and Mary Darlinton was Harvey A. born in 1828. He married Margaret Downey the daughter of Bazel and Elizabeth Reese Downey. She was born in 1835 and was a sister of Attorney Thomas Downey. They had two children, Ann Elizabeth who died in 1899 and Meridith Ellsworth. Harvey is the first one to use the spelling of Darlington. Harvey died in 1886 and was buried at Cherry Fork. Margaret lived with Ellsworth in Winchester where in 1900 he was a clerk in a dry goods store. He married Virginia Taylor in 1906 and in 1910 he was a clerk for an insurance company. Margaret died in 1915 and Ellsworth and Virginia moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he was selling real estate in 1920. He died in 1926 and was brought back to Cherry Fork for burial. Virginia was much younger than he was and lived until 1958. Her father John died 1913 and is buried here but her mother Harriet moved to Tulsa and lived with her.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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