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Sistersville Council Approves Measures

Sistersville City Council met on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 o’clock via conference call. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, a public forum was held. Council Person Bonnie Hizer, speaking on behalf of a citizen, asked council a question regarding a fire hydrant at the corner of Graham ...

Coaching Is More Than A Whistle! An Interview With Coach Burton

H. John Rogers once said that the highest title you could confer on a person was “Coach.” Bob Burton has done that honored title proud for over 40 years. Were a Mt. Rushmore of area coaches ever built, he would surely be on it. You spent one year at Kent State University. I was 17 ...

Stealey Community Fund Taking Applications

The Stealey Community Fund is now accepting grant applications. The fund has been making grant awards in the Middlebourne area for more than 20 years, allocating more than $2 million in support of local projects since its inception. The Stealey Community Fund is administered by the Community ...

Paden City Council Discusses Several Important Topics

The Paden City Common Council met on Monday March 1, 2021 with all council members present with the exception of Aunna Bradey and Bob Kendell. Among the items discussed were the water project update, the sewer project update, spring burning season, funding needed for the Paden City Park and ...

Blue, West Virginia Marathon Station

In Blue, West Virginia just off of State Route 18 stands the Marathon Gas Station. This modern and conveniently located service station opened in 1999 and was built by then owner, Emory Yeater. On April 1, 2011, John Davis became the proud new owner and still holds that title today. When you ...

Creeks Rise Following Four Inches of Rain

Steady rain early Sunday morning and throughout the day February 28, caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, covering yards and entering homes in low lying places. Indian Creek Road was covered in several places and impassable, while Rt. 23, also was submersed in high water. No ...

Chamber Seeks Heroes in The Community

The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce is asking for your help with identifying heroes in our local community. Each year, the Chamber holds a community Awards event where we recognize the people and organizations that make our home such a wonderful place to live. We need your help to identify ...

Growing Up In Sistersville Part 2- Kay’s Pool Room

Kay’s Pool Room was a rite of passage for Sistersville boys. Generations of young men have passed through the door on their journey to becoming a man. It wasn’t fancy with just two pool tables, overhead dim lights filtered through cigarette and cigar smoke and the sound of a radio ...

Editorial for March 3, 2021

The Wetzel/Tyler County Health Department has set the standard when it comes to getting the vaccine in the arms of area residents. They have been proficient in signing people up, and following through to make sure they get the second booster shot. Watching the long lines around the country, and ...