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

During March, the Adams County Public Library is hosting several special events. On Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m., the Peebles Library Book Club invites you to join them for a short video chat with Sam Quinones, author of “Dreamland.” Sam Quinones is an author and journalist based in Los Angeles who wrote “Dreamland: The True Tale of Americas’s Opiate Epidemic” after extensive research in Portsmouth. Seating at the library is limited, so please call 937-587-2085 to help us plan ahead.

The Friends of the North Adams Library are hosting their annual All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper at the McDonald’s in Seaman on Tuesday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. For a $5 ticket, you’ll receive all the pancakes you can eat, a side of bacon or sausage, and a small coffee or soft drink. Tickets are available in advance from Friends members and from the First State Bank in Winchester and Seaman. Funds raised benefit the Friends of the North Adams Library, who help support programs and events at the library. Redeemed tickets will be entered into a drawing for Kroger and McDonald’s gift cards. Join the Friends for this fun community event, and thank you for your support of the library.

On Saturday, March 19, the Adams County Genealogical Society will present a one-day workshop at the Manchester Library from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come hear from Becky and Ethel of the Genealogical Society about how to begin your own family history research project, avoid common mistakes, and access local resources. AmeriCorps technology trainer Melissa will discuss resources available through the Adams County Public Library, and provide hands-on help starting your own genealogy project in the afternoon. Bring a laptop, or use one of ours. Space is limited, so please register by calling 937-549-3359.

Sherri Carter describes the wellness and relaxation benefits of natural essential oils at the Peebles Library on Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Come learn how you can use natural essential oils to adjust mood, promote relaxation, and improve wellness, and enter to win a door prize. For more information, call 937-587-2085.

Does Bigfoot roam Adams County? Join Mike and Mike of the Ohio Night Stalkers at the Manchester Library on Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. for “Bigfoot in Ohio?” They’ll share stories of tracking Bigfoot near Lynx, with sound recordings, footprint casts and more. Watch the 1967 Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot film. Have you encountered Bigfoot? Share your experiences with us! For more information, call 937-549-3359.

A new book club is forming at the West Union Public Library. On Thursday, March 31 at 6 p.m., come to the first meeting to help us choose future dates and times and select our 2016 reading list. We’ll discuss “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, a thrilling WWII novel set in Paris. Have questions, or are you interested in a book club that meets online? Call Amy at 937-544-2591 to share your thoughts.

The North Adams Library book club meets the last Thursday of each month. On Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m., they will read “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton. Join moderator Julia each month for a relaxed discussion, quizzes, prizes, and food. Read along with our 2016 list, even if you can’t attend every meeting. For more information about all the libraries’ book clubs, visit adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

The Adams County Public Library is 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 events.

Members of the Loose Thread Quilters created a beautiful display at the Peebles Library. Their five-year anniversary Quilt Show is April 16.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Quilters-Display.jpgMembers of the Loose Thread Quilters created a beautiful display at the Peebles Library. Their five-year anniversary Quilt Show is April 16. Submitted photo

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