×
×
homepage logo

Columns by Chuck Clegg

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 ...

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

The last few weeks I have been telling you the story Samuel Clemens chronicled to me. It is about Jack and his friend, Crow, and how they were performing their act for the first time near the town of Cairo along the Mississippi River.Jack took too entertaining the eager crowd almost naturally. ...

Through The Lens: The Adventure of Catfish Jack and Crow Part 6

While Samuel sat next to me, he had dozed off while telling the story of Catfish Jack. Then with a start, he awaken to look at me and begin his story once again as if he had not stopped. "Well, near Cairo on the Mississippi, they found the traveling sideshow. It was a rag tagged band of ...

Through The Lens: The Adventure of Catfish Jack and Crow Part 5

Last week my friend Samuel Clemens was telling me about Jack and Crow as they boarded a train and headed south to see a friend. The man Crow knew had bragged he could supply them with a jar of seven toes for only a small fee.Arriving at the school, the two men made their way down into the ...

Through The Lens: The Adventure of Catfish Jack and Crow Part 4

If you remember from last week, my friend Samuel Clemens was telling me the story of Catfish Jack. As he sat next to me he began telling this story." The morning sun rose over the hills to the east, Jack and Crow were already at the tannery paying Birdy for the cow hide. It was heavier than ...

Through The Lens: The Adventure of Catfish Jack and Crow Part 3

Samuel sat back in his chair enjoying his cigar as he began telling his story once again. He remembered of Crow's cousin, Birdy and how he had found them a cow hide to cover their wooden fish. Trouble was, Birdy did not trust Jack and Crow to pay him for the hide. Crow had cheated him out of ...

Through The Lens: The Adventure of Catfish Jack and Crow Part 2

If you remember last week, my old friend Samuel stopped by as I was relaxing in the late evening's sun on the porch. He proceeded to tell me about how Catfish Jacks' Cousin, Crow Waken had returned from down river with a proposition to get rich in the side show business. All Jack had to do, was ...