Local business donates shotguns to WUPD Senior Profile: Shannon Runyan Reds employees recognize Dr. King’s ‘Spirit of Service’ Saving Adams County’s power plants North Adams High School announces annual Science Fair Winners Board of Developmentally Disabled holds Jan. 11 swearing-in ceremony Peebles Elementary honors December Students of the Month Adams County villages receive Bike Racks and Fix-it Stations College Credit Plus Program available to high school students Wenstrup selected as Chairman of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health 2017 Manchester Homecoming is ‘Super’ Lions put damper on Manchester Homecoming West Union athletes honored by OSSCA Senior Profile: Story Kremin Bickett, Runyan lead Lady Dragons to victory in Manchester Indians improve to 8-3 with Saturday night rout of Portsmouth West Farm Bureau scholarships available to HS seniors 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

Winchester Happenings

Hope everyone had a Happy Valentine’s Day and hope at least some of you enjoyed the snow. Thanks to Mike Swackhammer who was out and about clearing the roads. If you dislike the snow, it is only 33 days until spring. Yeah.

Steve Darby continues to need our healing prayers. Juree Burns had surgery last week and I understand she did great. Mike Harper also had surgery last week and is doing well but they both need our prayers.

A former resident, Ralph Beighle of Amelia, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Moore) Beighle and one son Rex. He is survived by five children including Ted and Sheila Beighle of Vandalia and many grandchildren. Services were held Friday. Sympathy is extended to the family.

There was a memoriam for Dr. Ronald Seaman of San Antonio, Texas, in Sunday’s Defender. Ronald was the son of the late Tom and Pauline Seaman of Winchester. He graduated from Winchester High School in 1965 and from UC in 1970. He went on to earn his PhD from Duke in Biomedical Engineering. He also had an MBA from Louisiana Tech where he was a Professor for several years. He was known as a brilliant research scientist and is credited with influencing 5,000 young and future engineers in the area of central Texas. He leaves his wife Nancy of San Antonio, two sons and a daughter. He was preceded in death by his brother Joe of Winchester and Gary of West Union. The family has our sympathy.

Bill Penrod, 90, of Winchester, passed away Monday, Feb. 8 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances. He is survived by two children, Connie Sayyah of Batavia and William Charles Penrod, Jr. of Lewisburg, Tenn., grandchildren and great grandchildren.

W3CU Compassion Ministries will be hosting the monthly food and clothing program on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the building adjacent to the church. If anyone is interested in attending the nutrition class prior to the food pantry, it is provided by OSU SNAP-Ed, Marsha McCormick. Marsha educates us on healthy eating. The class is held in the main church at 1:30 p.m.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): The next child of John and Mary Darlinton was a daughter Nancy Jane born in 1829. She married John H. Allison in 1852, died in 1869 and is buried at Cherry Fork. They had five children. Mary Adaline (Addie) was born in 1852 and married Carey Alexander of Eckmansville in 1877. They had seven children and her husband formed Alexander’s Band and several of the children, including the girls played in the band. They later joined the Liberty Band. Next child was James Allison born in 1855. He married Nettie Pittenger and they went to Kansas and then Tulsa, Oklshoms. Next was John Franklin born in 1857 who married Anna Pflummer. He farmed and moved to Seaman when he retired. Howard “Irve” born in 1859 never married and farmed in Kansas before moving to Tulsa where a cousin Ellsworth Darlinton was living. Etta Margaret born 1863, married Frank Williams and they moved to Kansas. Only two of them stayed in Ohio. continued

Information is due by Sunday evening and can be sent by calling 937-695-9977 (leave a message) or by email @ japorter45697@gmail.com.

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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