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

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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