Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9

Community mourns death of popular public servant

Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22.
Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22.

Colleagues praise contributions of Sally Hayslip –

By Patricia Beech –

Adams County was saddened last month by the loss of a valued public servant. Sally Hayslip, 60, of Lynx, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, May 22 at the Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center at the Adams County Medical Center. She leaves behind family and friends who were stunned by the news of her untimely passing.

“Adams County lost an exceptional public servant last month when Sally passed,” said Holly Johnson, Director of the Office of Economic Development. “She was a wonderful co-worker and an indispensable part of our team. Her work here will not soon be forgotten. We are all saddened by her death.”

While Hayslip’s family, friends, and co-workers grieve the loss of their loved one, her legacy of service and her death are also a loss for the entire community.

During her 16 years of public service she served as the county’s Transportation Coordinator, Airport Administrator, Director of the Dog and Kennel Department, and most recently as Facilities Director for several locations throughout Adams County including the courthouse, the airport, and the dog pound.

Adams County Commissioners Paul Worley, Stephen Caraway, and Brian Baldridge praised Hayslip’s legacy and dedication to public service. In a joint statement, the Commissioners stated, “Sally Hayslip was a dedicated public servant to the people of Adams County. Her desire to serve others and her passion for taking care of animals at the Dog and Kennel Department will no doubt leave a lasting legacy. We honor her extraordinary service and will remember her as a warm and kind-hearted person who enriched our lives.”

Ms. Hayslip’s friends and colleagues describe her as a colorful individual with a good heart and a wonderful sense of humor.

“She was fun-loving and easy to work with,” said Brenda Calvert of Jobs and Family Services. “She made my day whenever she’d come down to work with me, she was such a good person.”

According to her co-workers, her talents extended well beyond public service. She was a practiced seamstress, a skilled stain-glass artist, a green-thumb gardener, an excellent upholsterer, a knowledgeable fan of vintage and classic cars, and an avid animal lover.

“She always chose to live life to the fullest, to pursue her interests, and to help others whenever the opportunity arose,” said Sue Fulton, Director of Jobs and Family Services. “She had a real passion for taking care of the animals, she loved to find them homes. Whatever she did, she gave it her all. She didn’t let things bother her, she didn’t dwell on the negative, and I can’t think of a time that I saw Sally when she wasn’t smiling.”

Ms. Hayslip is survived by her husband Fletch, one daughter Heather Stapleton and son-in-law Darren of West Union, one son Eric and daughter-in-law Elizabeth of Lynx, two brothers Kurt Kuehner of Texas, and Karl Kuehner of Columbus, three grandchildren, and one niece.

Memorials can be made to the Adams County Dog Pound Building Fund c/o The Adams County Auditor’s Office at 110 West Main Street, Room 104, West Union, Ohio 45693.

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