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 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

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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