Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson Nation’s #1 movie comes to stage Artectis hosts grand opening Waiting for the ax to fall, who’s to blame? WU Seniors going to State Sci. Fair Peebles Elem. releases Honor Roll Finding the strength to endure They fought for us Born and raised “free range”

A Look back at our Archives

January 1942
Miss Alice Stewart of West Union was the first woman in West Union to bake a “War Cake.”  A piece of the cake was presented to the Defender office to pass their judgment on and met with full approval, along with that of Attorney Charles H. Wilson.

January 1957
The grand opening of the new IGA store in West Union will be held Friday and Saturday, it has been announced by Charles W. Prather, owner and manager.  The store is located in the Adams County Building and Loan Building and the same room formerly occupied by the local Kroger store.  Mr. Prather has opened his own business after being affiliatred with Kroger for 11 years.  He was the former manager of their stores in West Union and Ripley.

January 1963
Record low temperatures were recorded in Adams County as most of the nation suffered from the freezing blast.  The lowest recorded on Jan. 24 in a check revealed 25 below zero degrees while others ranged from 14 to 24 degrees below.  Mrs. Archie Moore of Dunkinsville reported a low of 24 below.

January 1977
The snow which blanketed the county last weekis reported to be the heaviest in almost 20 years.  this coupled with high winds made some roads hazardous and others impassable.
The schools in the district were closed Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday due to the conditions of the roads.  Snowfall in the county measures from 8 to 12 inches depending on what part of the county one resides.  Temperatures have ranged from eight below to 16 and 20 below.
County and state highway workers have been working crews around the clock to keep theh ighways as safe and clean as possible.

January 1984
Esther Greene, owner of Greene’s Super Valu, and Bob Miller, store manager, announced that opening day for the new supermarket will be Wednesday, January 25.
Located on SR 41 South in West Union, the building is located adjacent to Mrs. Greene’s department store and lawn and garden center.  Greene’s Super Valu will boast all of the latest in equipment and facilities for shopper convenience.  New innovations include a “sit-down, eat-in” deli restaurant.
Robert Daniels of Manchester will assist Miller in management and will also head the freezer and dairy departments.  JoAnn Pitzer of New Vienna is meat and deli manager and Greg Potts of Aberdeen will head the produce department.

January 1996
January has been a busy month for Paul Howelett, Director of the Adams County Emergency Management Agency.  A coupl eof weeks ago it was the heavy snow. This weke it has been the rising waters of creeks and the Ohio River.  The lower end of West Fork Road was closed due to high water, along with Waggoner Riffle, Blacks Run, Sulphur Creek, and Beasley Fork.  A section of Front Street in Manchester was also covered.

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