Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser 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

Adams County Library News

Gemma donates pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House at the Peebles Library, in honor of her twin brother Keller, who is battling cancer.
Gemma donates pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House at the Peebles Library, in honor of her twin brother Keller, who is battling cancer.

By Jessica Dooley

The West Union Library is holding their annual Plant Exchange now through May 28. Stop by the West Union Library to browse a display of plants shared by your neighbors. Bring indoor or outdoor plants in a labeled container to exchange for something new. Trade up to three plants each time you visit. Any healthy, rooted plant is welcome, but no cuttings, please. For more information, call the West Union Library at 937-544-2591.

On Monday, May 16 at 4 p.m., the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club will meet to discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Pick up a copy of the book in advance at the desk, or request a large print, audio book, or download an eBook edition. “Our Souls at Night” is “a spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.” Read more about this title, and the rest of the Bibliophiles’ 2016 reading list, on our website, at adamscolibrary.org/book-club.

Plan ahead to join the North Adams or West Union Library Book Clubs later this month. On Thursday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m., the North Adams Library Book Club will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information.

On Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m., the West Union Library Book Club will talk about “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Call Amy at 937-544-2591 for more information. discuss “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Contact Amy Werring for more information.

By Jessica Dooley

Join the Peebles Library Book Club, “The Bibliophiles,” on the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Peebles Library. In May, join us to discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. Pick up a copy of the title in advance at the desk, or request a large print, audio book, or download an eBook edition. “Our Souls at Night” is ‘a spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.’ Pick up a copy of the title in advance at the desk, or request a large print, audio book, or download an eBook edition.

Kids ages 10 and up are invited to join us for teen activities at the library during May. On Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., join Donelle for Teen Art Class at the West Union Library. Every other Thursday morning, illustrator Donelle Lacy leads teens in a hands-on drawing lesson, exploring other art media, and learning about a style or technique from art history. On Tuesday, May 17, teens and tweens are invited to join Deborah at the Manchester Library at 3:30 p.m. after school for Teen Activity Club. Every other Tuesday, we work on group projects, create crafts, play games, eat snacks, talk about books and movies, and have fun with friends at the library.

On Thursday, May 19 at 3 p.m., tweens and teens can join Julia at the North Adams Library for Teen Activity Club. On the third Thursday of each month, stop by the North Adams Library after school for a group activity, science experiment, learn a new skill, or play a group game. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information. Elementary and middle school age kids are invited to join Julia every Tuesday after school at 3 p.m. for After School activities.

Weekly Story Time for preschoolers and parents is offered each week at all Adams County Public Library locations. Join Deborah at the Manchester Library on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., Julia at the North Adams Library on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Sherry at the Peebles Library on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and Tara at the West Union Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about library events and activities, visit the Adams County Public Library on Facebook. Visit our website at adamscolibrary.org to access the Online Catalog, download eBooks and audio books, browse lists of the library’s new books updated weekly, and view the Calendar of Events. The library is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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