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Support Your Local FFA

The youth involved in our local FFA organizations work fervently year-round. They participate in state and national competitions, study and work to obtain different proficiency awards and degrees, and they also show and compete at a local level, whether it is through the livestock shows and ...

The Promise Of Youth

We know we've addressed this editorial topic before, but it warrants repeating. If our local communities' youth give any indication of what our future will be like, we are certainly optimistic.Just check out the pages of this week's paper. We feature Valley High School's aquaculture set-up. ...

We Applaud Local Scouts

The Wetzel Chronicle had the great privilege of covering the local scouts' Mountaineer District Pinewood Derby on Feb. 16. We will have more on that in a future edition of the Wetzel Chronicle. Needless to say, our reporter was definitely impressed!Our coverage of the event along with last ...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and we hope none of our readers have waited until the last minute to make plans for their special someone. If so, check out the special Valentine's Day promotion in this week's paper, as well as the one in last week's paper. There are several businesses highlighted ...

HELPING ONE ANOTHER

As our readers are well aware, it was bitterly cold outside last week in Wetzel County, with temperatures dropping below zero. We are sure many would agree it was difficult enough to step outside to walk to and from one's vehicle for work-related travels. We are sure many avoided going ...

Doing Better

During the Jan. 18 Wetzel County Oil & Gas Task Force meeting, several area residents had expressed frustration with industry-related traffic. One individual, a bus driver, became emotional as he spoke of his fears for the precious cargo he transports to and from school each day.Many of ...

Small Step Of Faith

Our reporter was jubilant when she returned to the office Friday after traveling to Hundred to interview Lori Allen, proprietor of Lori's Cup of Joe. Contrary to what one might believe, feature stories showcasing the fine folks of Wetzel County are the rewards of this job. We love sharing good ...

Thank You Mr. Gorby

We are preparing our Jan. 2 edition of the Wetzel Chronicle early again, due to the New Year holiday. Thus, it has been just a couple of days since Mr. Robert "Bob" Gorby's last meeting as a Wetzel County commissioner. As of this writing, his retirement party was held yesterday (Dec. 27) at the ...

Reflecting on 2018

Looking back at a year's worth of local news can be a bit overwhelming. You might pick up on such while reading our Year In Review.A lot happened in the local area in 2018, some good and some bad. Reflection on such can bring a smile, or perhaps a sigh. It can also perhaps result in change, ...

Merry Christmas

Christmas is here, and if you are like the staff of your local paper, there is still so much to be done in preparation for the big day.At a weekly newspaper, we are always mindful of the next week - the next edition. However, the ever-approaching date of Dec. 25 still seemed to sneak upon us.We ...