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Annual Autumn Fest Brings in Big Crowds

The 2021 Wetzel County Autumn Fest kicked off their 28th annual event at the 4-H Campgrounds on October 8, 2021 and ran through Sunday October 10th. The festival was free to the public, with free parking, entertainment, crafts, vendors, and lots of things for people of all ages to enjoy. Chairperson Billie Zimmerman said, “we wanted to make it bigger and better this year and I believe we accomplished that with the huge attendance. We offered many venders, entertainment, and events for all ages to enjoy. I want to personally thank Wetzel County Commission and the many generous sponsors ...

Bill Earley Park Gets Upgrade from Antero

Paden City made the long trip over to Ritchie County on Thursday, October 1, and came back home with their 10th win against one defeat as they got a three set win 25-22, 25-18, and 25-13 as they ...

Society

Leasure to Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Robert F. E. Leasure and Deborah Anne (Moore) Leasure would like to announce that they will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 16th. They were married October 16th, 1971 and have enjoyed many years of being blessed. They plan to just enjoy the day at home this year ...

Local Sports

Magnolia Suffers Tough Loss to Frontier

The Blue Eagles traveled down the river to Bowerston, Ohio to battle the now 5-1 Cougars Friday evening October 8, 2021 and dropped another heartbreaker by the score of 28-21. Miscues and turnovers would be the difference for Magnolia in a hard-fought game on a night the Cougars celebrated ...

Editorials

Editorial – October 6, 2021

In a recent letter to Paden City residents, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated they had completed its site inspection of the Paden City Groundwater Site. The result from the inspection concluded the site posed a risk and may require long-term cleanup. On September ...

Sports Briefs

From My View For October 30

I would love to start my column thanking Bev Gibb and the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation for putting on the Bruce Park Boo at the Park. I have been on the Parks Commission for a couple years now, and I was shocked to see all the many kids and grown-ups present at this years event.I'm ...

Obituaries

Anorah Schostag

Anorah Charlene Schostag was sadly taken from us on September 17, 2021. Anorah’s memory will be honored at the Festival for Anorah at the 4-H Campgrounds in New Martinsville, WV on October 16th, from noon until sunset. Her family welcomes friends, clients and associates to attend to celebrate ...

Letters to the Editor

Beth McPherson Benefit

Dear Editor, We would like to thank all who were involved in the benefit we had for Beth McPherson on Wednesday September 1, 2021. This will help her alot on whatever she needs while recuperating. The businesses that donated are, Tractor Supply, Flower Basket, Wayside Furniture, Wal-Mart, ...