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Columns by Chuck Clegg

Thanksgivings to Remember

Tomorrow is the day we have set aside in our country to give thanks for the things we share with family and friends. We also give thanks for the freedoms we have in our religious beliefs and personal life choices. We give thanks for all the men and women who in the past and present defend those ...

Honoring the American Veteran

Each November, we honor those who served their country in a branch of the military during times of war and in peace. The names on the military honor roll numbers in the millions. It is on Veterans Day, we honor those who have passed into the pages of history along with those still with us ...

Through the Lens: Welcome Riesbeck’s to Our Community

As the sun rose this morning over downtown New Martinsville, it will be the first time since 1944 it will not shine on a grocery business owned and operated by the Witschey family. As of yesterday, Bill Witschey and family no longer operate the downtown grocery we have known for most of our ...

Fuzzy Votes For The First Time

On the 21st of October, I along with Mary and Fuzzy voted in the national election. For Fuzzy, it was his very first time inside a voting booth. Before that day, Fuzzy had been relegated to a life of mundane task such as cleaning ears or applying makeup. Out of a box of hundreds, I selected ...

Things in the Dark

Growing up outside New Martinsville gave the kids in my neighborhood the chance to play outside in nature. We had the woods, hollows and a nearby creek. By todays standard those places may not be as exciting as laser tag or video games, but for kids growing up in the sixties these places were ...

Legend Of The O.k. Corral

Many years ago, Mary and I decided to take a trip out west to show our son, Jeremiah some of the sights of the old west and a visit to the Grand Canyon. We felt that everyone should at least one time in their life see the Grand Canyon. Unless you have experienced the vastness of the canyon in ...

Through The Lens: The Team Of Iron Men

Last Friday evening, I met with Coach Zach Heasley in the Paden City field house. Under normal circumstances the locker room would have been filled with players preparing for that evening’s scheduled opponent, Bridgeport. You may remember, last year the two schools played each other, Paden ...

Cleggs Celebrate Fifty Years Together

Fifty years ago, Chuck Clegg returned home on leave from the Air Force. He was on a mission to ask Mary Berger to be his wife. At the time, Mary was attending beauty school in Wheeling. Before he made his marriage proposal he had one other question to ask his prospective wife. Looking into her ...

Improvements to 4-H Camp

The Wetzel County 4-H grounds have hosted public and private events for as long as most people in the area can remember. Perhaps the most well-known of these events is the annual Town and Country Days Fair held each August. This event was first held back in the 60's at New Martinsville's Bruce ...

Through The Lens: The Adventure of Catfish Jack and Crow Part 7

As I sat there on my porch listening to Sam Clemens story, I will admit it gave me a since of uneasiness. The thoughts of great monster fish below the river surface gave me pause. Samuel sensing I was uneasy said to me, "Well son, do you want me to go on with my story. It gets a little scary ...