ACRMC Emergency Care Center renamed after Dr. Bruce Ashley Volleyball teams honor young cancer patient MHS honors veterans during pregame Kirker Covered Bridge gets a ‘Brown Goose’ facelift Adams County Heritage Days are Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lady Devils prevail 1-0 over Peebles on Kickin’ Cancer Night Senior Profile: Patrick Baldwin Michael W Milby James R Grooms Sr. Fall Festival crowns Little Miss and Mister UPDATE: Pike County multiple murder Investigation; redacted autopsy reports released West Union Elementary names August Students of the Month SHAC streak continues for North Adams volleyball West Union volleyball picks up a pair of W’s Animal Shelter booth sees record crowds at Old Timer’s Day Festival Dragons top Manchester in Defender Bowl battle, 28-22 Senior Profile: Kendall Gallowitz Lady Dragons grab early lead in SHAC Tourney, final round is coming Friday Another Old Timer’s Days in the books and successful Run Gio Foundation to hold Oct. 1 benefit in Adams County Betty L Kelley Tom Cross, ACTVB Director, to receive ODNR Cardinal Award Seaman Fall Festival begins Wednesday, runs through Saturday Dragons still lead after two rounds of SHAC Golf, McCarty tops individual leader board Lady Dragons get SHAC win, downing Fayetteville 3-1 Overcoming obstacles, Pennywitt etches his name in MHS record books Dragons take first day lead in SHAC Golf Tourney New drug treatment offers more hope for recovering addicts Ronnie G Nace Lucille Wright Lois M Bixler Time to change those soccer rules Senior Profile: Hannah Grimes ‘Cruising up and down the main drag all night long’ Community effort erects town clock S Bridge to be replaced on Graces Run Road Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Lady Dragons break ACCC course record Dragons roll in county gridiron battle Down to last play, Hounds fall in heartbreaker I never won, but those lawn games were special times Donnie Austin Shari R Hiltibran Bentonville hosts 40th Annual Harvest Festival West Union soccer teams sweep Williamsburg, St. Patrick “Rockin” the mats again Senior Profile: Brittany Caldwell Sylvester Mefford Local teens selected to State 4-H Teen Leadership Council Connect with Serpent Mound over Old Timer’s Days Guthrie to speak about pests and diseases in beekeeping Old Timers Days Festival Cornhole Tournament is this week Defender Bowl coming Thursday Bentonville Harvest Festival holds Toddler Pageants 40th Anniversary Bentonville Harvest Festival hosts Baby Show 9/11 Reminds Us That We Are All Americans Lady Dragons are 2016 County Cup winners Bob Birchfield Senior Profile: Ryan Henderson Dragons take JV golf match Another rough night for Greyhounds, Notre Dame rolls to big win Remembering 9/11-15 years later Hughes honored at GABP Concussions and Youth Sports Roberta Newman to retire after more than 46 years at First State Bank Reaching out to the Baton Rouge flood victims Bentonville Harvest Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary Fire it up! Annual Jr. Fair BBQ cooks up another savory fare Lady Indians take down Whiteoak in four sets Senior Profile: Zack Best Greyhounds produce three winners at the 2016 Dragon Run Lady Hounds win in five sets at West Union Teresa Houdeshell Rosa Grooms Roy C Shiveley Mathew R Potts Staggs and Louiso to visit nation’s capital MLSD board members disagree on the merits of drug-testing students Law enforcement will target impaired drivers Labor Day weekend Figgins goal gives Devils a 1-0 win over West Union Lady Devils soccer rolls past West Union 9-1 Senior Profile: Madison Jenkins Boys golf season in full swing in county Winchester Homecoming Festival beats the heat and the storm I learned a lot from Rusty Verona McRoberts Lester Boldman Elsworth Cook Jr Harold L Applegate Governor Kasich honors Defender’s 150th anniversary ACRMC offers Language Interpretation Greyhounds stumble in opener, Green rushing attack leads to big win Notre Dame drops North Adams in straight sets SENIOR PROFILE: Gavin Baldwin Lady Dragons win Friday match at ACCC Juanita Lee Annual Junior Fair Beef BBQ is Thursday night Earl Jackson It was really worth the wait Barnes retires from Water District Board of Trustees

Another Old Timer’s Days in the books and successful

Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court.  From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.
Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court. From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.

2016 festival stays high gear rain or shine –

Story and photos by Patricia Beech –

Festival-goers kept one eye toward the sky last weekend, but the  rain that threatened to fall on the Peebles Old Timer’s Day Festival held off until Saturday evening.
“I think it went pretty well,” said festival chairperson  Heather James. “The weather didn’t always work out in our favor, but  it didn’t seem to keep people away. The vendors did a good business,  and we had large turnouts for the pageants and the musical venues. I’m  so thankful to the community and surrounding businesses for their  support. We couldn’t do it without them.”

Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court.  From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.
Chosen on Thursday, Sept. 15, here is the 2016 Peebles Old Timer’s Days Queen and Court. From left, 2016 Queen Cortney Spires, First Runner-Up Emily Hudgel, Second Runner-Up Hope Kreml, Third Runner-Up Kennedi Newman, and Fourth Runner-Up Jessica Sowards.

Following Thursday’s opening ceremony Sue and Dan Fristoe were  named the 2016 Old Timer’s Day Couple and the Mrs. Peebles title went to Betty Hedrick.
An evening of pageantry followed with Miss Cortney Spires being crowned Queen of the festival,  Emily Hudgel won First Runner- Up, Hope  Kreml was Second Runner- Up, Kennedi Newman was Third Runner- Up, and Fourth Runner- Up was Jessica Sowards.

Dan and Sue Fristoe were chosen as the 2016 Old Timer’s Day Couple.
Dan and Sue Fristoe were chosen as the 2016 Old Timer’s Day Couple.

Hope Brown was crowned the festival’s Junior Miss. Rylee Hampton  was First Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up was Kaelin White, Third Runner-Up was  Gabbi Polley, and the Fourth Runner-Up was Savannah Gehler.
The 2016 festival Prince was Walker Newman, with Leelan Rideout as First Runner-Up, and Jacob Houchen as Second Runner-Up. The Princess crown  went to Keaton Palmer, First Runner-Up was Kyndel Alonso, Jerzi Tong was Second Runner-Up, Riley Byers was Third Runner-Up and Fourth Runner-Up was Katie Myers.

Introduced last Thursday evening as Mrs. Peebles 2016 was Betty Hedrick.
Introduced last Thursday evening as Mrs. Peebles 2016 was Betty Hedrick.

The festival also featured more than a dozen entertainment venues and there were also the usual fun contests: watermelon eating,  bubblegum blowing, hot dog eating, and kiddie tractor pulls. For the  second year in a row Asher Beam took home first prize in the popular Kiddie and Pet Parade for his western-style-horse-drawn wagon.
Dozens of classic cars featured in the OK Auto Parts Car Show lined up Sunday to join in the festival’s finale, the Grand Parade.  Led by Grand Marshals Victor and Patricia Warfe, the five block parade route was lined with people and children waiting to scoop up the candy  paraders toss into the crowd. The two-hour parade featured royalty,  floats, flags, marching bands, cheerleaders, Scouts, the always  popular Hillbilly Shriners, 4-H clubs, horses, ponies, and politicians.
The Old Timer’s Days Festival is a community fundraiser produced  by the Peebles Lions Club.

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