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Locust Grove Dairy Bar serving since ‘56

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles on dairy bars through Adams County - sources of pride for many in the communities they serve.Last week, Crossroads Dairy Bar graced the front page of The People’s Defender with the first article in the series on dairy bars. This week the Locust Grove Dairy Bar is the focus, along with their famous footlongs.


SHAC to hold inaugural soccer preview

Something new in the annals of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference will take place on Aug. 9 at Fayetteville High School. The SHAC will stage its first ever Girls and Boys Soccer Preview, imitating what has been done in basketball for many seasons.The action will begin at 3 p.m. when the girls teams from Ripley and Eastern square off, followed at 3:45 p.m. by the boys teams from the same two schools.The rest of the day’s schedule looks like this:4:30 ...

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Pigskin fever beginning

These future members of the 2014 West Union Dragons football program take their shots at some tackling dummies in a no-pads workout on July 23. Look in the July 30 edition of The People’s Defender for a complete story on the first week on the gridiron in both West Union and Manchester.

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Barnyard Olympics again a hit on final night of fair

Back for the third year, the unique event known as the Barnyard Olympics took over the center ring on July 19, the final night of the 2014 Adams County Fair. The Barnyard Olympics is a competition between 40 student athletes from the four county high schools, all centered around the “barnyard” theme.The youngsters compete in six events as a team, with each event being worth 10 points for first place, 8 points for second place, 6 points for third place, and 4 points for ...

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Officials declare fire to be arson

The Jefferson Township Fire Department responded to a reported fire 9:30 a.m. on July 14 in a mobile home at 10880 state Route 781.The fire near the intersection of state Route 348 and state Route 781 was under control in less than an hour after arrival. However, the structure and belongings were a complete loss. Mutual aid in battling the fire was given by West Union Life Squad, West Union Fire Department, and the Peebles Fire Department.The property belongs to George ...

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Liberty Twp. to construct crossings

At the Tuesday evening meeting of the Adams County Board of Commissioners at the Peebles Public Library on June 17, Liberty Township Trustees and concerned citizens presented a signed petition to the board requesting that Robinson Hollow Road be repaired.Robinson Hollow has two exits - one in Sprigg Township and the other in Liberty Township - with the majority of residents living in Liberty Township. The Liberty Township exit has two creek crossings that require vehicles to drive...

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Fair successful despite rain

The 123rd Adams County Fair ended on the high note of sweet success - the 2014 fair attendance numbers were higher than 2013, 2012, and 2011. Altogether, the fair saw a 48.2 percent increase in general admissions from last year and a 28.5 percent increase in all-week passes, going from 7,316 general admissions and 905 all-week passes to 10,841 general admissions and 1,163 all-week passes.In fact, the 2014 fair was on pace to beat even the 2010 fair’s attendance of 13,013 gen...

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Don’t let back-to-school tasks sneak up on you

Parents, if this is your first time at the back-to-school rodeo, let me share a few lessons my wife and I have learned the hard way. Chances are you’ll be spending the next few weeks filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, taking the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.If you’re a first-timer or simply need a back-to-school refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money an...

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Trying to keep Ohio businesses competitive in a global economy

For small and mid-sized businesses, securing the private financing needed to export their products can be difficult. To assist these companies, and allow them to expand and create jobs in the United States, the federal Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) offers loans, guarantees, and insurance. The bank, which operates at no cost to taxpayers, has provided financing for more than 250 Ohio businesses since 2007, supporting $2 billion worth of exports. The Ex-Im Bank’s authorization, however,...

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Benefit planned for Fizer

A Cancer Benefit is being planned, July 26, for Terry Fizer, MSG Army Retired after serving over 20 years in the military, of Georgetown, formerly of Adams County. Fizer was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in November 2013.The event will take place at the American Legion, located 17825 Main Street and state Route 247, in Seaman, just off state Route 32.The kitchen opens 11:30 a.m. There will be a cornhole tournament with a noon sign up and starting 1 p.m., with a “winne...

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Sardinia Church to hold community dinner, cruise in

The Sardinia United Methodist Church will resume their monthly Community Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, with a Cruise-In. Drive your classic/antique car or motorcycle in and enjoy the food and fellowship. The church is located 105 S. Main Street, in Sardinia, behind US Bank.

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Concessions from a rice farmer

The plan was a simple one. After the float bed was done floating the seed trays, add a layer of dirt to the water, broad cast rice seeds, add goldfish to eat the mosquito larvae, and sit back and watch the rice grow. Well, the rice did grow, and the gold fish did eat the mosquito larvae. I even sat back for a while, though I did periodically stop by the bed and watch as the rice sprouted, and the fist grew fatter.

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Lacey roadside blooms go throughout the summer

Have you noticed the beautiful white blooms along the roadsides this week? Queen Anne’s Lace, (Daucus carota), blooms throughout the summer and is considered a weed because of its aggressive growth. Once a European garden plant, Queen Anne’s Lace is a biennial plant. The plant forms a rosette of pinnately compounded leaves (fern-like, with many divisions) the first year, then produces several flowers on tall stems the second year.

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Traumatic brain injury was devastating

Four days after getting his driver’s license at age 16 in 1975, Todd Bode was coaxed into joining his big brother on a road trip. The hook was that Bode would be allowed to drive.After about an hour on the road, 55-year-old Bode said, “A drunk driver hit us head on. I remember my big brother’s girlfriend screaming he was going to hit us. Then all I remember is everything going white and then everything going black.”

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National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 3-9

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 3 through 9, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.The declaration was made via an official proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 15th annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in the agricultural ...

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Ziegler wins Hidden Gem Race

Mason Zeigler became the twelfth different winner in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals action after capturing the $5,000 checkered flag on Thursday night, July 17 at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex for his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.Zeigler, a 17-year-old from Chalk Hill, Pa., started the 40-lap feature event on the outside of pole-sitter Ryan Unzicker. Zeigler quickly shot around Unzicker for the top spot on the opening lap, as Unzicker fell back through the field, e...

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Richard Shoftstall promoted to Police Lieutenant

The Winchester Village Council held its June meeting on June 17 with the following present: Council members, Rob Davis, Marcia Pizzuto, Sherry Young, Wayne Edingfield and Kenny Roades. Also the following were present: Chief David Benjamin.Mayor Foster led with The Pledge of allegiance and Lord’s Prayer to start the meeting.Barry Lung was excused from the meeting.Motion by Wayne Edingfield to approve the Treasurer’s Report and payme...

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Upcoming Events:West Union CU Church VBSThe West Union Church of Christian Union will hold the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School from July 21-25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 740-372-4111.Junior Deputy Boot CampThe Sheriff’s Office will host the Peebles area Junior Deputy Boot Camp from July 24 -...

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