Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak Harper, Hupp, Defense lead Lady Devils to fourth consecutive sectional championship West Union Elementary recognizes Students of the Month for January Second Healthy Hero awarded by Adams County Health and Wellness Coalition Coal company files to intervene in power plant closings Senior Profile: Jessica Sowards Senior Profile: Dennis Welch Dorothy E Walls Mabel Chamblin Michael R Jones Marie I Simmons Ray Johnson One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary

Adams County Library News

The Friends of the North Adams Library are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper at the McDonald’s in Seaman from 5- 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. For a $5 ticket, come have all-you-can-eat pancakes, a side of sausage or bacon, and a small soft drink or coffee. Those who attend will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Kroger gift card and a $25 McDonald’s gift card, and kids will receive door prizes. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Friend of the North Adams Library, or from the First State Bank in Seaman or Winchester. Funds raised benefit the Friends, who support programs including the Summer Reading Program at the North Adams Library. This popular, family-friendly annual gathering draws community members, neighbors, and friends together for a social evening. Thank you to McDonald’s for partnering with the Friends to host this event. For more information, call 937-695-0124.

Would you like to research your family tree? The Adams County Genealogy Society is holding a one-day Genealogy Workshop at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. In the morning, Becky Reed and Ethel Chambers will discuss how to plan a DIY genealogy project, how to avoid common mistakes, and resources available online and at the Genealogy Society library. In the afternoon, Guiding Ohio Online technology trainer Melissa Downs will share about the genealogy resources available through the Adams County Public Library, and provide hands-on help starting your own genealogy project online. Bring your own laptop, or use one of the library’s computers. There is no charge for this event, but space is limited, so please call 937-549-3359 to register in advance.

Sherri Carter will share an Introduction to Essential Oils at the Peebles Library on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to use all-natural essential oils in easy, DIY applications to create relaxation, adjust mood, and promote wellness. Join us for a relaxing evening, and enter to win a door prize. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Is there a Bigfoot in Ohio? Join Mike and Mike of the Ohio Night Stalkers at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. See footprint castings and hear an audio recording made near Lynx in Adams County, and watch the 1967 Patterson Gimlin film uncut. Have you seen Bigfoot (or a relative)? Come share your experiences with us. For more information, call 937-549-3359.

The Adams County Public Library hosts monthly adult book clubs at the library. On March 21 at 4 p.m., join the Peebles Bibliophiles to discuss “Dreamland” by Sam Quinones. On March 31 at 5:30 p.m., join Julia at the North Adams Library to talk about “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. On March 31 at 6 p.m. at the West Union Library, come to the first meeting of a new book club with Amy, and help us set future dates and times. We’ll discuss “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, and select future reads. For the 2016 Reading List for each book club, and more information, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

All Adams County Public Library locations are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and events, or visit adamscolibrary.org to see new books, manage your account, and more.

The North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Library-1.jpgThe North Adams Library Book Club meets the last Thursday of each month. Submitted photo

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