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Commissioners Look to Receive Cares Act Funds

The County Commissioners met Feb. 23, 2021 at the Commission Office in New Martinsville. Commission President Lisa Heasley called the meeting to order following the Pledge of Allegiance. All Commissioners were present to conduct business on a light agenda. First order of business was ...

‘I Have Never Wanted to be an Astronaut’

Empathy, compassion, a ready smile and the ability to listen are all traits that we appreciate in our health professionals. As she closes in on becoming a Physicians Assistant, Katie Ensinger has all those attributes and much more. Nicknamed “Bubbles” by an employee of the Third Street ...

Growing up in Proctor: The Night Skylab Fell on Roy Palmer’s Place

In May 1973, amid much public hoopla, NASA put the huge Skylab satellite into orbit. It remains the only U.S.-only space station ever put into orbit. Skylab suffered damage during launch which required later attempts at repair, accompanied by more hoopla. Unfortunately, models predicting a ...

Wetzel Tyler Health Department Delivers Vaccinations

On Friday, February 26th I had the opportunity to stop in the Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic held at the United Methodist Church of New Martinsville on 10 Howard Jeffers Drive. While there I was able to speak with Karen Cain, RN Administrator of the Wetzel/Tyler Health Department, and gather ...

Wetzel Commission Meet for Regular Session

The Commissioners of Wetzel County on February 16, 2021 held their regular meeting at the Commission Office. All Commissioners were present. Commission President Lisa Heasley after leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, called the meeting to order. A motion to accept the minutes of the ...

Community Resources, Catholic Volunteers team up to feed Hungry

Community Resources of Wetzel County and volunteers from St Joeseph, Mater Dolorosa , Holy Rosary and St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Churches distributed food to over 244 families. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the volunteers who braved the 30 degree temperatures to feed the hungry.

Board Works Towards Spring Launch of The Sistersville Ferry Boat

In an ongoing effort to secure a successful 2021 spring launch of the Sistersville Ferry Boat, the ferry board met via Zoom Thursday, February 11, 2021, in a special meeting. Those attending were members Gary Bowden, Janet Conn, Greg Goodfellow and Mary Ann Rutherford. Also attending was ...

Exploring Graveyards

My Dad always had an interest in the genealogy of his family and friends “out Proctor.” In my childhood, just about every house in West Virginia had a nice “settin’ porch,” where in the summer folks could get out of the hot house, tip green beans, listen to hound dogs, play banjo, ...

This Baker Learned Not to Cry Over Spilt Milk – Part Two

Last Week we ran Part one of the Lisa Wetzel interview by Mary Ann Yevuta Do you have any favorite Christmas memories? Mama and Papa would go into the room and close the door and decorate the tree. Then we would hear a bell ring and mom would say, “look, Kris Kindle was here!” We would ...

Board Votes To Replace Superintendent

3-2 vote ousts Toman The Wetzel County Board of Education on February 11, 2021 at 6 p.m., held a Special Meeting for the discussion and action concerning the renewel of Superintendent Ed Toman’s contract. Board member Jay Yeager led the Pledge of Allegiance and Board President Brian Price ...