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  1. The annual Adams County Junior Fair Queen Contest is a highlight of the Adams County Fair each July. This year's queen will be crowned on Sunday, July 9, during the Fair's opening ceremony in front of the Grandstand at approximately 5 p.m. Any female age 16-18 years of age as of Jan. 1 who is an active member of one or more of the county's Junior Fair organizations, including 4-H, FFA, FCCLA, SkillsUSA, and Scouts, may apply to compete for queen and her court.

  2. A Grand Jury in Adams County has handed down an indictment of five counts against former Manchester Police officer Joshua Hayes. Hayes and former Manchester Chief Jeff Bowling were involved in a long-going dispute over Hayes' employment while Hayes had filed a civil suit against the Village of Manchester, Chief Bowling, and the Manchester mayor.

  3. Local officials were among the nearly 100 people on hand on Saturday, March 24 for the grand opening of a new high-tech business in Manchester. The Adams County Board of Commissioners expressed their support for the new company created by local entrepreneurs C.L. "Skip"Wagner and Zane Mingee.

  4. Members of the Adams County Safe Communities Coalition meet at GE-Peebles Test Operation to bring attention to the increasing distracted driving issue. Text messaging is of heightened concern because it combines three types of distraction - visual, manual and cognitive.

  5. Eleven youth have been named as recipients of scholarships through the annual Adams County 4-H Scholarship Program. They were selected for the scholarships by a subcommittee of the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee as a result of interviews conducted on March 9. Scholarship criteria include an application and interview.