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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 ...

Rotary Donates to Magnolia Basketball

The New Martinsville Rotary met in person on February 10, at Quinets Restaurant with several members attending by zoom also. The program for the day was under the direction of Rotarian Tim Haught. The speaker for the meeting was Magnolia Basketball Coach Dave Tallman who presented an overview ...

Free Straw For Paws

The Wetzel County Animal Welfare League, Inc. has purchased and is providing free straw to residents for outdoor dog and cat houses to keep their animals warm this winter. The group of volunteers has purchased straw and has it stored at a designated location for pick up. They have also ...

This Baker Learned Not to Cry Over Spilt Milk

By Mary Ann Yevuta For the Wetzel Chronicle What might fate have in store for a German child who lived through the horrors of World War II? For one little girl, it was to fall in love and marry an American GI from New Martinsville, WV, raise a beautiful family, and become one of the best ...

Growing up in Proctor: Satellites, Bottle Rockets, and Thermite

Tonight (11/15/2020) I watched the launch of four astronauts atop a non-government (!) rocket into earth orbit to dock with the International Space Station. Wow, did that take me back to the fall of 1957, when to American horror the Soviets put the first object into earth orbit. I vividly ...

Growing Up In Proctor: Uncle Okey

From the original C. A. (Charles) Eller farm, my dad wound up with a twenty-acre parcel where he built a house for us to live in when I was about four. Twenty acres was enough land for Pap to tinker with a small sheep band and let his beagles run rabbits. The rest of the Eller farm, something ...