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Commissioner visits DC

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Adams County Commissioner Stephen Caraway recently returned from Washington D.C., where he represented the Adams County Farm Bureau during the Young Ag Professionals Leadership Experience.Caraway’s three-day visit included meetings with the American Farm Bureau to discuss legislation currently under consideration in Congress. One of the topics of discussion was a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule that could directly impact farmers in Adams County.


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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Seaman comes out for Fall Festival Parade

Seaman held its Fall Festival grand parade down Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 20, and the streets were lined with locals coming to see the procession. Duard and Phyllis Hughes served as the Grand Marshals for the 2014 grand parade.The Seaman Fall Festival Queen Brooklyn Young was joined by her court, first runner-up Taylor Wylie, second runner-up, Jordyn Kell, third runner-up Kaylan Dotson, and fourth runner-up Emily McCaw.The Seaman Fall Festival Little Mister, Braden ...

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MLSD discusses Common Core

The Manchester Local Board of Education held a special meeting on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Manchester High School for a presentation concerning the Common Core.Superintendent Craig Hockenberry gave the presentation to the board members and the gathered public, focusing on the research he did into the Common Core and stating that he did his best to summarize the complex program as simply as possible.One of the first items Hockenberry noted was that the Co...

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People First donate to Humane Society

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 the Humane Society of Adams County received a large donation from the Adams County Chapter of People First of Ohio. In addition to both canned and dry cat food, cat toys, litter, and paper towels, the group presented a check for $200 to the Humane Society. The money was raised through an “Ice Bucket Challenge” event held by People First members. People First of Adams County is a group of individuals with disabilities who promote self-advocacy and i...

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Accident on Steam Furnace

Steam Furnace Road at the intersection of Davis Memorial Road was closed 7 p.m. Tuesday night, Sept. 23, due to a one-vehicle accident with multiple injuries.Richard Chamblin, 43, of West Union was driving a black, 2000 Ford ZX2 northbound on Steam Furnace Road, when he lost control and drove off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle went over an embankment and struck a utility pole.Chamblin and his passenger, Eric Reedy, 46, of Peebles were severely injured in the ...

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Constitution Week declared by commissioners

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on September 15, 2014, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present.The meeting was opened with prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by Commissioner Caraway. The minutes of the previous regular and emergency sessions were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: All yeas.

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Gardening seminars planned at SSCC

For the past several years the OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteers have partnered with Southern State Community College to present a series of gardening seminars. These seminars are free and open to the public and are usually held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. We are excited to announce that we will be holding the seminars at the new SSCC facility in Mt. Orab.

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