One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

Ronald L Palmer

Ronald Leray (Pete) Palmer, age 89 of the Georgetown Ohio Veterans Home passed away Sunday morning Nov. 20, 2016 at the Mt. Orab Mercy Medical Center. Pete was born in Lawshe, Ohio on May 7, 1927. He was the third of 10 children born to James Thaddeus and Edna Maxwell Palmer. Pete was on the Cradle Roll at the Flatrun Methodist Church and attended Flatrun School in first and second grade.

A 1945 Graduate of Belfast High School, Pete was an outstanding athlete. He entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 11, 1945 and served as a muleskinner at Fort Sill, Oklahoma before being assigned to Germany in World War II, being honorably discharged on Feb. 1, 1947.

He married Ann Snider on April 11, 1951. Together they operated a farm near Belfast and Pete was active in the Belfast United Methodist Church serving as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He served on the Highland County Farm Bureau Board, was a member of the Farm Bureau Council, the Highland County Feeder Pig Association and the North Adams High School Boosters. He was an avid hunter, sports enthusiast, and card player. Above all, his greatest joy was his family.

Pete is survived by his six children; Barbara (Fred) Yochum of Mowrystown, Beverly (Dale) Smiley of Seaman, Nancy (Roger) West of Mowrystown, Ronald L (Debbie) Palmer, Jr. of Belfast, Charlie (Debbie) Palmer of Seaman, and John (Amy) Palmer of Leesburg; four grandsons, 14 granddaughters, 17 great grandsons, 15 great granddaughters, two step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Ilena Palmer and Effie Behm and a brother, Dean (Sandy) Palmer all of the Belfast area, two sisters-in-law, Gail Martin of Canton and Juanita Snider of Peebles; one brother-in-law, Robert (Luz) Snider of Ann Arbor, Mich.; 30 nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends also survive.

Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (on Oct. 17, 1982), his parents, four brothers; Paul, Ed, Dale and Jim and two sisters; Anna Graham and Geneva Snider.

Following his career in farming, Mr. Palmer resided near Seaman for several years, then relocated to the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown where he enjoyed trips, volleyball, Poker, gardening and Bingo.

A “Red, White and Blue”service was conducted at the Veterans Home on Sunday, Nov. 20 with family, staff, and residents in attendance as a tribute to Mr. Palmer’s military service.
The family will receive friends at a visitation held on Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016 from 4- 8 p.m. at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home/ Lewis Sullivan Chapel in Seaman. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow at the Tranquility Cemetery with military rights performed by the Adams County Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Ohio Veterans Home Activity Fund.

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