Jimmy Nelson Kathryn Boldman James E Downs 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 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

Adams County Library News

Ronald McDonald visits the North Adams Library.
Ronald McDonald visits the North Adams Library.

By Jessica Dooley –

Summer Reading is almost here. Starting June 1, stop by your local Adams County Public Library to sign up, read books, and earn prizes. The library invites kids, teens, and adults to participate in this year’s program, which runs from June 1 through July 31. Pick up a Summer Reading packet at the library’s desk. Keep track of your reading in a log booklet to meet reading goals and earn prizes, including new books, T-shirts, coupons to local businesses, totes, and more. Complete your reading goal for a chance to win the Grand Prize Drawing. This year’s grand prizes include Kindle Fires, Android tablets, a Fitbit One activity tracker, a bicycle, Kings Island and Reds ballgame tickets, and more. To earn additional prizes, complete reading activities like “read aloud to someone” or “read a book outside,” and keep score in your log booklet. Bring your log booklet to the library desk to receive your prize.

Each library is hosting Summer Reading activities every week. On Wednesday, June 1, kids are invited to come meet Ronald McDonald at the Peebles Library at 1 p.m. and the North Adams Library at 3:30 p.m. Ronald presents a popular program of magic tricks and library facts for elementary and middle school kids. All kids under 10 are invited to join Tara at the West Union Library for Summer Reading fun every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

On Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. at the West Union Library, the Cornerstone Paranormal Investigators will share firsthand accounts of their investigation of paranormal phenomena, ghost hunting, and seeking evidence to explain strange events. This large team of investigators uses equipment, experience, observation and collaboration to seek evidence of paranormal activity. Come hear their experiences, and share your own. This program is suitable for all ages. Call 937-544-2591 for more information.

Teens, don’t miss the chance to sign up for a Movie Making Workshop at the North Adams Library. Over three Thursday sessions, learn to plan, film, and edit your own short movie, and then show your movie to friends and family during our Film Festival on Saturday, June 18. The first Workshop is Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Call Julia at 937-386-2556 for more information. Deborah invites teens to join her at the Manchester Library on Tuesday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. for “The Library Games.” We’ll dive into book-themed challenges and a library scavenger hunt.

Fitness is this year’s Summer Reading theme, and several fun fitness activities are planned next week. Kids 10 and under can join Deborah at the Manchester Library on Monday, June 6 at 11 a.m. for an obstacle course and fitness training. On Monday, June 6 at 1 p.m., the whole family can join Sarah Howard from Studio 101 at the Peebles Library for a Family Fitness program. On Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m., Julia invites adults to come discover how fun Zumba can be at the North Adams Library.

This summer, all kids age 18 and under can eat a free boxed lunch at the library every weekday at noon. The Adams County Public Library is participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service, a federal grant that provides free lunches to kids 18 and under. There are no enrollment requirements; any kids can eat simply by coming to the library between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared and delivered to the library fresh daily. For more information, call your local library.

The Adams County Public Library would like to thank the local sponsors who donated to support the Summer Reading Program, including Frisch’s Big Boy, Taco Bell, Gold Star Chili, McDonald’s, The Greene Beanery, Studio 101, Jules’ Jewels, the Friends of the Library organizations and the Peebles Magazine Club.

Find out more about the Summer Reading Program, and view the full schedule of events at your library, by visiting us online at adamscolibrary.org/srp.

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