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Be of Good Cheer

Around the World, we celebrate Christmas and many other World Festivals. It’s perhaps the most joyful time of year. Traditions vary from one nation to the other, but here in America those who celebrate will be facing a quieter more relaxed holiday amid recommendations of mask wearing and ...

Light It Up!

I have always enjoyed decorating for Christmas. One of the great thrills of the Holy season is watching the transformation of local communities from plain old street and porch lights to the hanging of lights on electric poles and the addition of yard decorations and house brightenings. As a ...

Fixing the Roads Most Traveled

Keeping our highways safe and well maintained is a concern we all have. Recently we have noticed several repairs and paving projects to our main arteries and many of the back roads. Yet still a lot of work remains. While paving and fixing potholes can make it much easier to safely travel the ...

A Thanksgiving Litany

Thanksgiving. A particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances. It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last ...

Trash talking

No, we’re not talking about sports teams or politics, we’re talking about real trash, the stuff you see piling up along the highways and by-ways, we’re talking about streams, creeks, neighborhoods, blighted areas of our communities and a complete disregard for mother nature. The area ...

Honoring our Veterans

What are veterans? Veterans are real life heroes, they are the ones who served in the military so others can enjoy the freedoms of the greatest country in the world. The stories told by many veterans can only touch on what many of these brave individuals experienced during their tours of duty ...

Editorial for 11/4

This past week has been an eventful one. With COVID-19 consuming the minds of many, a lot of tough decisions have been made. When you’re talking about our youth and our elderly, there is never enough precaution that can be taken. However, our school admisistrators and community leaders are ...

Exercise Your Right To Vote

All over the country we are seeing signs there will be a record voter turnout in the general election this year. While we see large lines of people lining up to cast their ballot in big cities, it was never expected that it would trickle down to the rural areas. Last Wednesday as Wetzel ...

Festival to Benefit Paden City

The Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau this past week announced it would be the new organizer of the annual Marble Festival which has been a staple of the community of Sistersville for the past 20 years. The Visitors and Convention Bureau will replace Jim King, a Sistersville resident ...

Deaths From Covid-19

Just how many Americans have died as a result of Covid-19? Unfortunately, it depends on whom you ask. As the death toll continues to increase in the United States, a false narrative has started to emerge that states many or even most of the deaths associated with Covid-19 were ...