Adams County Information

While mowing around the pond on his property, Dailey saw an unusual set of eyes staring back at him and realized, "Hey, there's a gator in the pond." The elder Dailey called his son Nathan, one of the owners of Dailey's Outfitters in Peebles, and told him to come on over, after convincing his son that he really hadn't lost his mind.


Eleven local 4-H members have qualified to represent Adams County in two or more classes at the annual Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Show. The show takes place on the State Fairgrounds in Columbus from Tuesday, July 26 through Friday, July 29. Adams County qualifiers and their classes include: Baylie Clough, Peebles, daughter of Alan and Mindy Clough and member of the Lawshe Shadow Riders 4-H Club - Easy Gaited Showmanship, Easy Gaited Equitation, English, and Easy Gaited Pleasure, English.


Pearline A. Williams, age 76 years of Peebles passed away Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center. Mrs. Williams was born April 26, 1940, the daughter of the late John Raymond "Ray" and Nora Burns in Adams County.


Being homeless is stressful for everyone, people as well as pets. When animals are abandoned, the lucky ones end up in animal shelters where they are treated with kindness, given fresh water and regular food, and kept in a safe, clean environment.


Over 160 children, ranging from 8 to 14 years old from all over the county signed up for the program, and three days a week for six weeks they converge on Manchester for a day of fun, education, and interaction with other young people. mornings these children get on buses at West Union, Peebles, Seaman, and Manchester and are brought to the Manchester Educational and Activity Center to begin their day.


Joyce A. McClanahan, age 80 years of West Union, died Wednesday July 20, 2016 at the Adams County Manor. Mrs. McClanahan was born on March 30, 1936 the daughter of the late Wayne and Grace Ellis in West Union, Ohio.


Madison Siders, 17-year old daughter of Slade and Donna Siders of Winchester is the 2016 Adams County Fair Beef Ambassador. Madison attends North Adams High School and is an active 4-H and FFA member.


One of the highlights of the opening night of the 2016 Adams County Fair was the appearance of many of the Junior Fair Queens from the past 50 years. The past queens appeared in the opening parade and then were part of the audience at the 2016 Queen Pageant.


Cutline 3: One of many visitors to the Junior Deputy Boot Camp in Peebles was this big "bear", who always brings a message about how the children can prevent fires. At his second Junior Deputy Boot Camp of the summer, this time in Peebles, Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers speaks to a record turnout of youngsters.


An enraptured audience of youngsters listens intently to the message of the Caped Crusader during his stop at the Peebles Library on July 6. Several hundred children across Adams County gathered at their local libraries on July 6 for a visit with the comic book icon, Batman, from "Heroes for Higher." Hosted by the Adams County Library, the "Heroes for Higher" program is designed to inspire children to make positive life choices.


Mike and Paulette Roberts served as the Grand Marshals for the West Union Fourth of July Parade and were quite appropriately dressed for the occasion. the annual Independence Day Parade in West Union got an unexpected reprieve as the rain let up only minutes before the event was set to begin.


Mike and Paulette Roberts served as the Grand Marshals for the West Union Fourth of July Parade and were quite appropriately dressed for the occasion. the annual Independence Day Parade in West Union got an unexpected reprieve as the rain let up only minutes before the event was set to begin.


The Adams County Fairgrounds have been getting a much-needed upgrade over the past two years, but there is still work to be done. Now, thanks to a matching grant, preparations to begin several renovations and improvements will be soon be set in motion.


Great schools don't just happen - they are created through the combined energy and efforts of focused teachers, principals, students, parents, volunteers, school boards, administrators, and communities. It is this contribution of the human element that raises the educational bar and elevates schools to the level of excellence.


The Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Southeast District Athletic Board hosted their annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet on June 23 at the Ponderosa restaurant in Jackson. It was a special night for three local student athletes as the trio of Sean Frost from Manchester, Morgan Johnson from Manchester, and Jade Spriggs from North Adams were all recipients of OHSAA Southeast District Scholarships.