Marvin Setty Richard G Waldron Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley

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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