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 Adams 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 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

Donna L Caldwell

Donna L. Caldwell age 70 years of West Union, Ohio passed away Wednesday,  October 26, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Caldwell was born on May 25, 1946 the  daughter of the late Louis and Louise (Smith) Ferlise in Long Beach California.  After her father’s discharge from the U.S. Navy after World War II, her family  settled in Middletown, Ohio where she was raised with her brother David. After  graduating from Middletown High School in 1964 she went on to earn her BA in  English from Capital University in 1968. In the summer of 1969 she married John  B. Caldwell and they settled into a small house in Middletown. Donna taught at  Roosevelt Middle School while John attended law school. She would also earned  her Master’s Degree from Miami University. After John’s graduation from law  school, he found employment at a small practice in West Union. The couple  moved there in January of 1974.  Donna quickly became very active within her new community in Adams County.  While working as the office manager for Young & Caldwell law office and raising  her two children, she was a member and chairman of Shawnee District, Boy  Scouts of America; a member of the West Union Jr. Women’s Club and member  and President of the Women’s Club; Member and President of the 648 Mental  Health Board; Regional Leader of the Flood Assistance Program, Adams County;  Trustee for Southern Ohio Health Services Network and the Mental Health Board  of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto County; A member, Elder, Deacon and part of the  Bell Choir at the First Presbyterian Church in West Union; as well as many other  clubs and Committees. Donna was also an ardent supporter of many tax levies  within the county that supported schools and healthcare.  Donna was always willing to help others and always doing so with a smile, despite  numerous health problems of her own. She was a beloved wife, mother and  grandmother and she will be missed by many.  Donna is survived by her loving husband John B. Caldwell of West Union, OH;  daughter Katherine Jones and Michael of West Union, OH; son Chad Caldwell of  Amelia, OH; brother David Ferlise and Libby of Chillicothe, OH; two grandchildren  Austin and Allison Boone; sister in law Kaye Ferlise and good friend Peggy Trimble.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the  First Presbyterian Church in West Union, Ohio with Phil Fulton officiating,  following cremation. A time of fellowship will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 the day  of the service at the church. The Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home is serving the  family.  Memorials can be made to the Adams County Humane Society, The First  Presbyterian Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Family and friends can sign Mrs. Caldwell’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com.

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