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New Water Lines Being Installed in Sistersville

Water Line construction has begun linking Sistersville water to the Friendly Public Service Department. The current plans are for the lines to run from the new booster station, located south of town, to the water storage tank located on Cemetery Hill with projected completion in six months ...

Sistersville Elks Lodge 333 — Charitable Activities

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Don Stokes, Secretary of Sistersville Elks Lodge, to ask him what the Elks Lodge was all about. Many people think of the Elks as a bar, an exclusive club or a place for parties and receptions. They are so much more and the following is a story ...

Olive Branch and Friends Retail Store Has New Location

The Olive Branch and Friends Shop has recently re-located to 715 Wells Street in downtown Sistersville from its original location. The new store offers a unique and unexpected collection of merchandise perfect for your holiday shopping. You will find all your supplies for pet lovers including ...

Ptl. Gavin Corley Graduates From The Academy

Patrolman Gavin Corley successfully completed and graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy with the 183rd Basic Class. Corley joined the Sistersville Police Department in December 2019, following in his father and granfather’s footsteps. Having completed his required training, ...

Tyler County Bus Garage Construction Underway

The new bus garage for Tyler County Schools is well underway and, according to Superintendent Shane Highley, should be completed by March 2021. I asked Highley what the plans were for the old garage. The superintendent shared, “They will be utilizing the old bus garage to house the ...

Tyler County Breaks Ground on E-911 Center

On Thursday, November 19, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held in honor of the construction beginning on the new E-911 Center. The Center will be located just off of Gorrell’s Run Road near Middlebourne. From left to right: Commissioner Eric Vincent, Commissioner Mike Smith, E-911 Director Josh ...

Sistersville Elks Install New Patio

Recently volunteers for the Sistersville Elks BPOE Lodge 333 constructed a large new patio for outside entertainment. The patio was completely built by volunteer member labor. The Elks Club would like to extend special thanks to the crew that completed the work. Those members were Richard ...

Board of Education Discusses Business Matters Amid School Shutdown

The Tyler County Board of Education met for a regular meeting on November 16. Middle school test data and an update on the various projects taking place throughout the county were among the items discussed. Superintendent Highley updated the board regarding the middle school testing scores. ...

TCHS Students Earn Honors

Although they were unable to attend the Governor’s Honors Academy (GHA) due to it’s COVID-related cancellation, Tyler Consolidated would like to recognize Sadie Nichols and Sydney Smith as the representatives from Tyler Consolidated High School. “It is a great honor to be selected to ...

Veterans Honored

Veterans Park in Sistersville was the sight of the annual celebration honoring our Veterans. VFW Commander, Don Pickens opened the ceremony reminding those in attendance to not only honor our Veterans on this day but any time we see a Veteran to “thank them for their service.” The Honor ...