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A Christmas prayer ride

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The collection season for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is just around the corner, and this year things are going to kick off with a prayer ride on Saturday that will converge on each OCC drop-off site in a five-county area.Seven drop-off sites are contained in the OCC South Central Ohio Area that includes Highland, Fayette, Clinton, Adams and Brown counties. On Saturday, Oct. 4, Fayette County motorcycle club Prayer Riders will be joined by Bikers for Christ, which has clubs across the region. According to a press release, the motorcyclists will cover more than 130 miles in their travels.


Underground Railroad marker unveiled

The Wilson Homestead unveiled the new Historic Underground Railroad Site marker during the Friday festivities of the Heritage Days on Sept. 26.Dean Bailey of the Adams County Historical Society served as the Master of Ceremonies with John Greenlee providing opening and closing prayers. Beth Huntley gave musical interludes, singing songs that touched on the heritage of the Underground Railroad and the Wilson Homestead. Cathy Nelson, Founder and President Emeritus of the Friends of ...

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Democratic candidates visit county

Candidates for public office and their representatives spoke at the Adams County Democrat Club’s annual Ham and Bean Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the West Union High School. Among the speakers were Sharen Neuhardt, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor; Marek Tyszkiewics, Democratic candidate for Ohio’s Second District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives; and Cincinnati City Councilmember P. G. Sittenfield, speaking for David Pepper, Democratic candidate for State Attorne...

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Safety Day in Manchester is Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 4, is a big day on the river for the Manchester Fire, Rescue, and EMS squads as they will be hosting their fourth annual Safety Day. The day is filled with a full schedule of events running from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with free chili, hot dogs, and cotton candy provided for all.There will be all types of emergency vehicles on display, everything from fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, two trucks, and boats to the Sheriff’s Department MRAP. Besides getting...

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Greyhounds get league win, top Riverview East 38-18

Just a week after being bullied around by the Sciotoville East Tartans, the Manchester Greyhounds football squad decided to turn the tables last Friday night, Sept. 26. The Hounds played their first Ohio Valley Athletic League contest of 2014, hosting the Riverview East Hawks and this time it was the home team playing the aggressor as the Hounds laid an impressive 38-18 beating on the visiting Hawks.

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Dragons spoil Mason County’s Senior Night

It was Senior Night for the Mason County boys soccer program on Monday night, Sept. 29, but it was the West Union Dragons who spoiled the evening for the host Royals, getting a late goal from J. J. Kramer to pull out a hard-fought 2-1 victory.The win was the second of the season for the Dragons, who improved to 2-6-2 while keeping the Royals winless as Mason County stands at 0-12-1.The initial goal of the contest came off the foot of West Union’s James Sellars from...

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Collision injures driver

A one-vehicle accident sent an allegedly intoxicated driver of the car to Adams County Regional Medical Center on Monday, Sept. 29 at 1:48 p.m.Peggy Baker, 55, of Seaman was driving a black, 2000 Ford Escort southbound on state Route 247 at the edge of Seaman. She failed to maintain control of her vehicle and drove across the opposite lane and off the left side of the roadway, striking a tree.Seaman Police Department and Seaman Life Squad responded to the accident, and ...

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Lady Devils volleyball improves to 13-3 on the season

It was business as usual last week for Coach Katie Ragan and her North Adams Lady Devils volleyball squad as they improved to 13-3 on the season with wins in matches over Whiteoak, Vinton County, and Southeastern Ross. The win over Whiteoak came in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play and extended the SHAC winning streak for North Adams to 22 matches in a row.The Whiteoak match was played at North Adams on Sept. 26 and the home team came away with a quick three-set win, 25-13, 2...

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One more time, Kissick Klassik goes to the Lady Hounds

Four varsity volleyball squads gathered last Saturday, Sept. 27, at Manchester High School to take part in an annual tradition at the school, the 2014 Kissick Klassik Tournament. Named in honor of long-time Manchester volleyball supporter Pam Kissick and her late husband Steve, the tournament has become a fixture on the Lady Hounds schedule and once again, the home team came away with the championship trophy.The day began with the two semi-final matches, with Manchester topping Sci...

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Pair of county golfers on their way to district tournament

A pair of local golfers earned the right last week to move on and play in the Division III District Golf Tournament after their stellar performances in the sectional competition. The boys sectional tournament was held on Sept. 24 at Shawnee State Park and North Adams’ Taylor Anderson and West Union’s Craig Horton both played well enough to advance on to the District Tournament in Circleville.Anderson, a senior at North Adams, posted the second best overall score for the...

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Make it three in a row for the North Adams varsity cheerleaders!

A summer of success continued for the North Adams varsity cheerleading squad as they traveled to the Brown County Fair on Sept. 24 to compete in that event’s annual cheer competition. After already having taken first place trophies at the Adams County Fair and the Highland County Fair, the young ladies from North Adams made it the trifecta by again grabbing a first place trophy in Brown County.North Adams took the top spot in the Varsity Mount cheer division, a category that ...

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Junior High Hounds blank North Adams 12-0

Ball control can be an effective weapon in a football game and the junior high Manchester Greyhounds were the perfect example of that last Thursday night, Sept, 25, at Greyhound Stadium. The setting was the first junior high match up in many years between the visiting North Adams Green Devils and the host Greyhounds. It was the Hounds who controlled the line of scrimmage and the time of possession on their way to a 12-0 shutout win over the Green Devils.

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Another ‘W’ for Lady Devils soccer

Make it five wins in their last six outings for the North Adams Lady Devils girls soccer squad as they improved to 8-4-1 on the year with a 5-0 win over the visiting Wheelersburg Lady Pirates on Sept. 24. The win was also the sixth shutout of the season for freshman goalie Madee Shipley, adding to a school record she has already eclipsed.For Wheelersburg, a trip to North Adams was going to be a tough task as this is the first year that the school fielded a girls soccer team. The di...

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Six generations gather

Verona McRoberts holds her great-great-great-granddaughter Kiara Grooms as, from left, Louise Fields, great-great-grandmother, Terry Fields, great-grandmother, Erica Grooms, grandmother, and Calvin Grooms, father, stand behind her.

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North Adams Library celebrates first year

On Monday, Sept. 29, the Adams County Public Library will celebrate the one year anniversary of the North Adams Library building on Moores Road in Seaman.The North Adams Library was dedicated on September 29, 2013, thanks to longstanding support from the community, the Friends of the North Adams Library, the Building Committee, and the Library Board and staff. They will be celebrating the anniversary with refreshments on Monday afternoon, and fine free returns on Monday and Tuesday...

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Meigs Twp. plans veterans memorial

The Meigs Township Trustees would like to announce that they are planning to place a veteran’s monument in Evergreen Cemetery. Evergreen Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Meigs township and the monument will serve to honor all veterans who are buried in our township. They would like to give everyone the opportunity to donate toward the monument. To donate go to Peebles First State Bank and inquire about the Meigs Township monument fund. You can also give donations to Trustees Joe Gard...

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Seaman Fall Festival School Parade

Mrs. Horsley’s All-Stars were part of the procession in the Sept. 18 School Parade as part of the festivities at the Seaman Fall Festival.Even the hippies came back from the sixties for the Seaman Fall Festival School Parade.Perhaps it’s not 76 trombones, but music was still the theme for these students marching in the Fall Festival School Parade.Maybe it’s getting out of school early or maybe it is being out on a beautiful day, but whatever ...

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Project aims at helping students return to college

Join Maysville Community and Technical College and college advisors from all of Kentucky’s public colleges and universities on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Project Graduate Online College Fair and get back on track for completing a degree. The Project Graduate Online College Fair will connect students with a college advisor who will provide assistance and answer questions about the entire admissions process.For students who prefer to speak with an advisor face-to-face MCTC is als...

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