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Thursday Morning Briefing 12-29

By Staff | Dec 29, 2016

Good morning Tyler County.

I’m back on the clock, momentarily. Strange how a day or so away from Tyler County and a person goes through withdrawal for the people, the hills, the curves along W.Va. 18 and Lakeside’s fries.

So here’s the news. Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department battled a blaze Tuesday evening that consumed a home on Chesnut Street, McCoy Heights. Units were on scene for about four hours.

SVFD was assisted by the Paden City Fire Company.

More information about this story will appear in next week’s edition. If anyone can provide information about how/what is needed to help the nice couple who lived there, please reach out to me (Miles Layton). Though I’m vacation, let me know what the Tyler Star News can publish that will help these people better recover from this tragedy.

In other news, the HFC (The Happy Faces Club) is a club at TCHS that promotes positivity within the school and in the community. The HFC chose to support the March of Dimes this year because the local ambassador family is from the Tyler County area, Kolson Conklin, son of Erica & Chris Conklin. Tyler Anderson, maybe you’ve heard of him, is president of the HFC. More on this next week.

Weather news — snow mixed with rain late this afternoon. Lot of wind is expected as this cold front moves through, so it is probably not a good idea to buy or fly a drone today. Temperatures will range from the 40s to the low 30s.

In sports news, the Silver Knights’ girls’ basketball team will be playing the Blue Eagles tonight in New Martinsville and Paden City’s girls’ team will be battling Valley in Pine Grove.

Lastly, the Miami defeated WVU 31-14 in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Eh. Still, the Mountaineers finished the season 10-3 so that’s worth cheering.