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Tom’s Tractor

February 26, 2014 This week’s story was written by my friend, Debbie Ice, of Jacksonburg. Debbie is a gifted storyteller, author, and editor. more »»

S.W.A.K.

February 12, 2014 February is the month of love. Well, at least the retail stores want you to believe that. We are expected to give the one we love a box of candy or a card that spells out our undying lov. more »»

Ice Operations

February 5, 2014 Over the last few weeks, we all have had to deal with the problems created when Mother Nature sends a Polar Vortex or an Arctic Express our way. more »»

Global Warming

January 29, 2014 I realize we are in the heart of winter, but how about a little help from global warming? For years we have heard predictions of the world warming. more »»

Our Voice

January 22, 2014 When the founding fathers of our country decided to add amendments to the constitution to protect individual rights, the protection to use our voice was part of the first amendment. more »»

1914

December 31, 2013 Looking back 100 years to the beginning of 1914, the citizens of New Martinsville were wondering about income tax and how it would affect them. more »»

Road To Bethlehem

December 24, 2013 My name is Reuben, this name given to me upon my birth into the world of man. The tribal elders tell me it means “he who sees the son”. My father tells me it is the name of a seeker or a pilgri. more »»

Christmas

December 18, 2013 For nearly 18 centuries we have celebrated Christmas on Dec. 25. more »»

Round John Virgil

December 11, 2013 It is the time of year more than any other, we are surrounded by music. more »»

A Picture For You

December 4, 2013 It is thought that the first attempts at capturing images were in the early 1800’s. more »»

Lost In The Pages

October 30, 2013 Recently my wife and I spent some time enjoying the warm southern breezes on a white sandy beach. more »»

Sounds Of The Season

October 16, 2013 As I have grown older, I have begun to realize that each season has its own sounds. more »»

Army Corps’ Repair Fleet

September 18, 2013 The Ohio River runs 981 miles from it source at The Point in Pittsburgh to where it joins the Mississippi. more »»

The Summer Of Rain

August 14, 2013 Dark clouds moved swiftly across the late summer sky. From deep within the darkness the rumbling sounds of thunder echoed across the land ahead of the approaching storm. more »»

Christening Of A Boat And A Lifetime

July 31, 2013 I have always been fascinated by the Ohio River and the men who have made their way on its passing waters. more »»

The Summer of '63

July 17, 2013 In the summer of 1863, 150 years ago historians were wearing out their writing pens recording all the history that was taking place in our country. more »»

Mr. Morgan's Fourth of July

July 3, 2013 Happy anniversary M. more »»

Wetzel County Courthouse

June 26, 2013 For 111 years the Wetzel County Courthouse has stood its ground overlooking the city of New Martinsville and the Ohio River. more »»

Why West Virginia? Part 2

June 19, 2013 After the vote in Richmond of secession, the western delegates left the capital and returned to find its citizens beginning to divide on their loyalties. more »»

Why A West Virginia (Part 1)

June 12, 2013 West Virginia is about to celebrate 150 years of statehood. more »»

 
 
 

 

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