Marcia R Baldwin Juanita N Lewis Mary K Hilterbran Jack D Reed ‘I had no gumption except to get high’ Long-lost siblings meet for the first time after nearly six decades apart Freedom Festival to honor the American Flag ‘Music and Memory’ at Adams County Manor renews lives lost to dementia Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy takes gold at 2017 Ohio Police and Fire Games Toole awarded Winchester Alumni Scholarship Lady Devils host Summer Varsity Shootout In 14U, Peebles finishes regular season with blowout win Der professionelle Basketball-Traum Local pair attend Wabash College Wrestling Camp Shootouts in the summer time Eight dollars and three keys When life gets messy Hot summer days were no sweat Janice McGlothin Jeannine O Evans Gerald Grooms Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders

WUES celebrates Read Across America Week, honoring Dr. Suess

Students at West Union Elementary joined millions of their peers across the country in celebrating the 18th annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 2. NEA’s Read Across America Day, celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading.

It was expected that more than 45 million readers, both young and old, picked up a book and read. To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading,West Union Elementary students and staff participated in a variety of activities. Grades K-6 were asked about their favorite books and they were displayed for all to see in our cafeteria. Several grade levels designated special dress-up and activity days based on Dr. Seuss’s beloved books.

During Read Across America Day, students were treated to celebrities from the Screen Actor’s Guild reading books aloud through their website. Many other classrooms had special guest readers share their favorite books.

Our goal at WUES was to show all students the joy of reading and build a community of readers not just on March 2, but every dayof the year.

WUES first grade teachers and students sport their mustaches for The Lorax.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess1.jpgWUES first grade teachers and students sport their mustaches for The Lorax.

Miss Emily Collett (WUES Assistant Principal) reads to Mrs. Young’s third grade class.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess2.jpgMiss Emily Collett (WUES Assistant Principal) reads to Mrs. Young’s third grade class.

Mrs. Taylor’s first grade class celebrates “Cat in the Hat” Day.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess3.jpgMrs. Taylor’s first grade class celebrates “Cat in the Hat” Day.

Mrs. Young’s kindergarten class with “Green Eggs and Ham.”
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess4.jpgMrs. Young’s kindergarten class with “Green Eggs and Ham.”

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Activities honor Dr. Suess

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