Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

Adams County Library News

The Adams County Public Library will host a free, one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers of the Adams County Genealogical Society and Guiding Ohio Online AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa Downs will co-host this day-long genealogy workshop. In the morning, hear from Becky and Ethel about how to begin researching your family tree, how to avoid common mistakes, planning a genealogy project, and accessing resources available in the Genealogy Society, the Library, and online.

In the afternoon, Melissa will provide hands-on help using library computers to begin or continue your own genealogy research project. Bring your own laptop, or use a library computer. This workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to reserve a spot in advance.

The Friends of the North Adams Library will host their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper on Tuesday, March 22 from 5- 7 p.m. in the Seaman McDonald’s. For a $5 ticket, you’ll receive all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of bacon or sausage, and a small coffee or soft drink. At the event, redeemed tickets will be entered in a drawing for door prizes, including a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card. Tickets are available from any Friends member, and from the First State Bank in Winchester and Seaman. This popular annual community event sees neighbors, friends and community members enjoying a social evening, hosted by the Friends of the North Adams Library. Proceeds raised benefit the Friends, who use the funds to support programs and improvements at the North Adams Library, including the Summer Reading Program.

To support the Friends of the North Adams Library every time you shop at Kroger, activate your Kroger Plus Card at krogercommunityrewards.com and select non-profit organization 18132, and Kroger will make a small donation to the Friends each time you use your Plus Card to shop. For more information, call the Friends at 937-695-0124.

A new Book Club is forming at the West Union Library this March. Join us for the first meeting on Thursday evening, March 31 at 6 p.m. to discuss award-winning WWII novel “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure. Stop by the West Union Library any time to borrow a copy of “The Paris Architect,” available at the desk. Come help us select a reading list for 2016, choose meeting dates and times, and share your preferences for a club format. We’re interested in meeting at the library, or meeting online, or both. For more information, call Amy Werring at 937-544-2591.

The North Adams Library hosts a newly-formed monthly book club on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Call Julia McCane-Knox at 937-386-2556 for more information. The Peebles Bibliophiles Book Club meets on the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. On March 21, join us at the Peebles Library to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. Call Nick Slone at 937-587-2085 for more information. To learn more about any of the Book Clubs, view reading lists, or join our email lists, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Federal and Ohio state tax forms and publications are available at each Adams County Public Library. Ask about printing up to 10 pages of any tax forms at the library, free of charge. If you need a form or booklet we don’t have, ask about how to request the IRS to mail a copy of any tax form, booklet, or publication to your home mailing address, free of charge.

Visit the Adams County Public Library online at adamscolibrary.org, or follow us on Facebook for the latest news, events, and new books.

Kids enjoy After School activities at the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
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