Ralph O Grooms Adams County teenager dies in auto accident Charles N Vance Wesley M Baldwin James Kennedy Tom A Mihalovich Brand hat trick leads North Adams past West Union 5-2 in SHAC soccer action Senior Profile: Bryant Lung Lady Hounds pull off thrilling Senior Night win Volleyball milestones continue to pile up at North Adams Banner season for Lady Indians soccer SHAC holds Junior High Volleyball Tournament Tournament match ups set for volleyball and soccer Senior Profile: Morgan Edmisten Hounds dominate, improve to 3-4 Is this not the best time of the year? Volley For The Cure is another big success Getting everything we ask for Oh, that dreaded leaf project Manchester: Adams County’s oldest community looks to the future with hope Congressman visits Manchester’s newest business Six candidates vie for MLSD School Board Highway 41 road work stalls MFD holds annual Safety Day for kids, families Lenora Mckee Virgie Cole Helen J Damron Karen S Lockhart Donna M Pelfrey Russell D Pollitt, Sr Karen S Lockhart Harris named Director of Shelter for the Homeless Local candidates abundant on November ballot Senior Profile: McKinlee Grooms Lady Dragons finish third in district golf tourney Lady Devils challenged, but survive to extend SHAC streak to 60 Rally falls short, Lady Hounds fall in five sets to Fairfield Senior Profile: Jessica Newman Lady Indians get shutout win over West Union, 2-0 Erwins host annual Herb Fair Bentonville: A community at the crossroads of Adams County history Tranquility, Wilson Homestead host annual Heritage Days Why we get back up Your local newspaper, the real deal Welcome to the morning klatch Oleda F Saunders Frank A Golden Shirley A Tully Hubert Knauff John T Shupert Celebrate the sports pages Gould, Woolard, defense lead Hounds to second win George E Lucas Betty A Johnson Hayes sentenced Sue Day Devils headed back to state golf tourney Earl R Fields Alberta L Steward Gregory Terry Linda Taylor Levies slated for November ballot Manchester residents forming neighborhood watch group West Union teachers receive prestigious award Crum arraigned in Brown County Common Pleas Court Seaman: A small town with a big heart and a family spirit Seaman Fall Festival again draws large crowds NAES participates in weekend food program AES Ohio Generation assumes control of DP&L assets West Union, Peebles take home county XC crowns Lady Devils win a soccer buzzer-beater Senior Profile: Brooklyn Wylie Lady Dragons move to districts Green Devils win sectional golf title West Union hosting fourth annual Alumni Volleyball Game Gray breaks Lady Indians’ single season goals record Senior Profile: Chase Cummings Lady Dragons cruise to SHAC title Hupp ties school record with five goals in Lady Devils’ win over Southeastern For 14th time in 15 years, Dragons claim SHAC Boys Golf Championship Getting life in order See those signals of the season Jury returns verdict in former Manchester police officer’s trial Larry Peters Gary L Hughes Sr Deanna L Parker Stephen R Fetters Bonnie Hawkins Clifton J DeMint Steven L Kimberlin When you just know The tradition of the Sunday dinner The emotions of leaving for college A hard habit to break Did it happen or did it not? Southern Ohio Trails Web Portal released Board of Elections announces polling place changes Commissioner Pell to meet with DOE rep Hurricane Relief coming from Adams County People First of Adams County continue their outstanding community work

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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