Junior Fair BBQ again a big success Beulah B James Senior Profile: Josie Myers Lady Indians place second at Ohio Classic in Hillsboro MVCA dominates Greyhounds in 45-0 triumph For Lady Devils, SHAC streak goes to 55 matches 9/11: Sixteen years later Gertrude Gibson Defender Bowl coming Sept. 16 Joyce A Walker Virginia R Young Senior Profile: Abby Campton West Union hosts 2017 Dragon Run New gridiron history begins for Peebles Trout, fire, and blueberry fields forever Senior Profile: Baylee Justice Lady Devils win SHAC thriller at Eastern Brown From Blue Creek to the Beaneaters Tough loss for Greyhounds in season opener Turning tragedy into hope What we learn from failure Absolutely had to get the wrinkles out Frances S Kidder Leo Trotter 41st Bentonville Festival set to begin Sept. 8 Winchester celebrates its history during three-day street fair Cruisefest returning to streets of Peebles Blue Creek- a community in transition honors its history and heritage Cuteness Galore – Winchester Homecoming Festival Baby Show Ronnie L Day Cast your vote for the Adams County Fairgrounds Nelson E Atkinson Ryan L Colvin Richard Tackett William L Tadlock Penny Pollard Wendell Beasley West Union soccer drops pair at Mason County Lady Indians go down in straight sets Senior Profile: Michael Gill Senior Profile: Katie Sandlin Royals dominate in big win over North Adams Dragons continue County Cup domination Archaeology Day returns to Serpent Mound Hourglass Quilt Square is back up again Manchester family hosts International Guests History, farming, and family- the bedrock of Cherry Fork’s community Bus drivers, emergency responders prepare for coming school year Working up a real good sweat What’s behind the motive? Rondal R Bailey Jr Thelma J Yates She’s all grown up now Scott A Yeager Soccer talent on display at 2017 SHAC preview Baseball community mourns the loss of Gene Bennett Winchester Homecoming Festival is Aug 25-27 Eleanor P Tumbleson Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek

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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