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Western Mule Riders

I bet you have heard it before that old saying “Stubborn as a mule!” My grandparents often used it when speaking about someone who wasn’t cooperative. This common conception that mules are stubborn is just not true. They are the opposite. Mules are smart and very trainable, but they ...

Small Town Royalty

Eighteen girls plan to make Tyler County proud as they enter the competitive cheer world. Small Town Royalty, Tyler County’s first competitive cheer team has been spending many hours in the gym preparing for upcoming competitions. Small Town Royalty will travel and compete in multiple All ...

Sistersville City Council Meets

Sistersville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7 PM. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing the meeting was held by phone. Following the Pledge of Allegiance a public forum was held. Amy Byrad called in to express her concerns about breaks in ...

Sistersville Police Chief Releases December Activity Report

Sistersville police kept busy during the month of December answering 96 calls, including 26 traffic stops, which resulted in six arrests. The arrests were for one Driving Under the Influence third offense and driving revoked, one driving under the influence second offense, one driving on ...

Vaccines for Age 80 And Over Arrive Locally

For nearly a year the Coronavirus has been part of all our lives. But, with the new year, science and medicine has given us a way to begin the recovery. On Monday, January 4 at 10:00am the Wetzel/Tyler Health Department began inoculating Tyler and Wetzel County citizens. The first to ...

Tyler County Development Authority

The Executive Director of the Tyler County Development Authority (TCDA), Eric Peters, has served in his position for 23 years. He was a member of the 1968 graduating class of Sistersville High School and a 1973 graduate of Marshall University earning a degree in advertising and journalism. ...

Area Coaches Speak Out About Sports Delays

Now that Governor Justice has again delayed the start of winter sports in West Virginia until March 1st at the earliest, I caught up with several area coaches to get their feelings on the second delay and how their teams and sport will be impacted by the decision. Governor Justice is also ...

2020: Year in Review

By LEANN COCHRAN Staff Writer As we look back over the past year, it could be said that no one expected what 2020 handed us. January 2020 seems almost a distant memory of when life was easier. Masks were not required to enter a grocery store or restaurant, New Year’s Eve parties were held ...

2020: What A School Year

With 2020 nearly out the door, we can honestly say we’ve never experienced one like it. For local schools nearly everything normal was disrupted. However some events happened just as scheduled. Although original dates might have changed the actual events occurred. One such event which sticks ...

The New Year: A Reflection of the Past and a Fresh Start

The New Year is a time for looking back and for looking forward. For most of us 2020 will be the year we wish to forget. It has been extremely tough for the entire world. Life as we had grown used to changed dramatically as COVID-19 ravaged the globe. What should have been a normal election ...