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

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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