Earning ultimate bragging rights at this year’s Monroe County Fair was Aaron Stephens (left), who was named Supreme Showman after a tie-breaker in the ultimate show. Katelyn Huck (right) finished second in the show.

This year’s Monroe County Fair finished up last week. The weather was nice for the annual event, and several county residents participated in this year’s fair. Several photos of the festivities can be seen throughout this week’s paper. Following are results from this year’s fair: 

While honors and accolades abound to recognize their hard work, MVP awards are not given to 4-H kids at the fair. However, if such an award was given, the MVP of the goat barn at the 2016 Monroe County Fair would have been Alexis Anthony. 

Monroe County residents Carl “Bud” Rousenberg and his wife Lynn got a front row seat to the American political process this past July as they participated in the 2016 Republican National Convention on Sunday, July 17 through Thursday, July 21.

Earning ultimate bragging rights at this year’s Monroe County Fair was Aaron Stephens (left), who was named Supreme Showman after a tie-breaker in the ultimate show. Katelyn Huck (right) finished second in the show.

Commissioners discuss MCCC

The Monroe County Commissioners discussed the Monroe County Care Center (MCCC) during their regular session meeting on Monday, Aug. 29. Cyndi Taplin, of Leader Stat, and the Commissioners discussed that they feel their meeting with Richard Hodges, Director of The Health Department of the State of Ohio went very well last Friday in Columbus.

Treasurer announces launch of SOLSD online checkbook

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced today the launch of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com.  In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet.  Ohio

River Sports 9/1/16

The River Pilots had to wait one more day to start their 2016 football campaign, but it was worth the wait. After the team’s Saturday game was delayed due to the chlorine spill across the river from Hannibal, the team headed north to take on Bellaire in the mid-day heat. 

Beallsville Sports 9/1/16

According to Head Coach Larry Deem, the Beallsville Blue Devils football team has a bright future. However, the team, which is loaded with freshmen, showed its lack of experience against tough competition in the form of Gilmer at home on Aug. 26.

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The River Pilots had to wait one more day to start their 2016 football campaign, but it was worth the wait.

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Greetings from the Southern Tier. I attended the Monroe County Fair on Monday night to see the Price Sisters who are from Jackson Township.