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

Winchester Happenings

Join the Walk MS Adams County Committee for an evening of bunco next 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.

Nancy Darby and her family would like to let folks know how grateful they are for the prayers that are being said for Steve and the cards that have been sent. He is out of ICU and is improving a little bit each day. They hope he will be able to go to rehab either this week or next. Thank you all so much.

The Winchester United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to a free community election day lunch on March 15 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. We will be having several different kinds of soups, sandwiches, and lots of desserts. Please come amd join in the fellowship.

Our community welcomes two new baby boys born March 3 and 4. Kalee Stout and her fiancé Josh Schweickart welcomed Jaxson Zayne Schweickart born at Anderson Mercy on March 3. He weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. Chris and Kristy DeAtley Watters fourth son, Kase Raylon was born on Kristy’s birthday, March 4, at Highland District Hospital. He weighted 9 lbs 1 oz. and was also 21 1/2 inches long. His brother Cole and twin brothers, Atlee and Brody can’t wait for him to come home. Congratulations to both sets of parents, and of course grandparents. Moms and babies are doing fine.

Daylight Savings Time begins next weekend, a sure sign that spring is truly on its way.

Sympathy and prayers are extended to the family of Marjorie Holbrook, age 91 of Peebles, formerly Winchester, who passed away March 3 at Clermont Mercy Hospital. She is survived by four daughters, Connie and Donald Keller, Joyce and Neal Gresley, Sue Sheeley, Bonita and Amos McCleese, 12 grandchildren, and several great and great great grandchildren. Funeral services were this week and memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

I have a correction from last week. We thanked Patsy for the Easter decorations in our downtown flower pots but I was told it was actually her grandson Zayne who did all the decorating. Thanks Zayne, they are very pretty.

Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Continuing with the children of Newton Darlinton, Martha born in 1875 was the next child. She married Thomas “Jeff” Jacobs and they lived in Winchester and raised their 10 children. Jeff died in 1933 and Martha was 90 years old when she died in 1965. They are both buried in the local cemetery. Their first child was Edward born in 1892 when Martha was 17. He graduated from Winchester H. S. in 1909 . He went to Dayton and married Nell McColly in 1910. They later moved to Cincinnati, where he died in 1952 and they are both buried there. Next was Charles who was born in 1895 and graduated in 1914. He was working in Dayton in 1917 when he enlisted in the 1st World War. He served in France and was discharged in 1919. He married Mary Mechlin in Norwood in 1927. She was from Winchester and in his graduating class. She died in 1933 and Charlie died in 1960 and they are buried here. continued

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By Joyce Porter and Florence Bryson

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