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50 Year Anniversary of Fire in Sistersville

It has been 50 years since tragedy struck Sistersville in the middle of the night in the early hours of Tuesday, December 8, 1970. At 1:10 a.m. Patrolman Glen Hayes of the Sistersville Police Department sounded the first alarm when he discovered fire in Starcher’s Furniture Co. building on ...

A Diamond In the Rough

In these days of uncertainty when many of our sports are postponed or being played with limited audiences, I think it’s important to shine a light on the game that has held up under Corona Virus. Golf. It is the one sport that offers an outside venue, is non-contact and features small groups ...

Sistersville Lions Club ­— We Serve

Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones from Chicago, IL. Jones’s vision was to form humanitarian clubs dedicated to helping local communities across the United States. Over the last 100 years, clubs have expanded internationally and today can be found in over 200 ...

Olive Branch & Friends Shop/Sistersville Treasures Open Doors

A grand opening was held on Dec 1, 2020 for the new location of the The Olive Branch and Friends Shop and Sistersville Treasures at 715 Wells Street, Sistersville. Linda Henriksen and Vickie Folden welcomed shoppers and guests with complimentary refreshments and smiles to the new store with ...

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 ...