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

Winchester Happenings

Sympathy and prayers are extended to Keith (and Debbie) Willett on the death of his mother Shirley who passed away last week. Survivors also include her husband Delbert, two other sons Kevin and Rhonda, Mark and Charlotte, and one brother. Memorials may be made to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation or The Alzheimer’s Program (c/o Adams County Manor).

Join the Walk MS Adams County Committee for an evening of bunco on Monday, March 14 at the Legion Hall in Seaman. The entry fee of $20 includes snacks, supplies and an evening of fun for a good cause. Registration is between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be door prizes, food and a silent auction.

Good news from Daisy Gill. She has been moved to Room 16 in Dogwood Hall at the Ohio Valley Manor. She was able to come home for a short visit on Friday, the first time since November. One of the therapists came with them to make suggestions on having things ready for when she comes home to stay.

Mr. Roger Davis is having surgery this week and has been whining a little about needing prayers. Actually, he has been an inspiration for most of us with his spirit and participation in rehab and we all could use a little of his spirit. I hope everything goes well.

The Adams County Library will be at the Village Garden apartments tomorrow March 3 from 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 pm.

Several folks from Winchester enjoyed the basketball game between the Venture Hawks and Adams County Sheriff’s Office Eagles. No one was surprised that the Hawks absolutely annihilated the Eagles. This was the first basketball game I have attended where everyone had a great time and no one yelled at the referees.

Keep the family of Edna Lung in your prayers. She now has hospice care and they can use our support.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Continuing with Nora and Harley Darlington. Nora was a half sister of Corintha Cochran who married Wesley Ellis. They were the parents of Hayden Ellis and the grandparents of Bernice Ellis Purdin and the great grandparents of Lynda Purdin Williams That would make Nora Bernice’s great aunt and Harley her cousin. In 1965 when Winchester had it’s Sesqui-Centennial, Harley and his wife came back to Winchester and visited with his relatives. Lynda has a picture of them in the Bicentennial Book. His mother had died in 1958 and is buried in Big Sandy, Montana. Harley died in 1996 and he and his wife and two of his sons are all buried in Big Sandy. He had five children and like him, his three sons were all ranchers and raised cattle. The picture of Harley’s tombstone has a cow on the stone. continued

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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