There couldn’t have been better weather for the 2015 Monroe County Fair. Sunny, temperate days and cool nights were a welcome sight for the large part of the county’s citizens taking part in festivities.

An interesting WWII memorial passed through Monroe County on Monday, Aug. 31 in the form of the USS LST Ship Memorial. The ship, normally located in Evansville, IN, made a rare trip to Pittsburgh, PA, departing on Aug. 27. The ship will be open for tours in Pittsburgh at the North Shore Riverfront Park from Sept.

Three generations of the Dannemiller family, descendants of John and Catherine Winland, were recognized at the Monroe County Fair on Thurs., Aug. 27 as their family farm was designated an Ohio Bicentennial Farm.

Barnesville Livestock 8/29/15 Results

August 29 Total Head 650  Cattle 247 Hd  Fats 3 Hd  (6) Steers $120.00-143.00; Cows 35 Hd  Good $90.00-108.25; Medium $70.00-89.75; Thin $69.75 &down  Baby Calves 3 Hd (BH) $360.00-425.00; wt. (WT) $190.00;  Cow/Calf 3 pair (BH) $1050.00-1575.00; Pairs  Bred Cows 29 Hd (BH) $800.00-1600.00; Bulls 11 Hd (WT) $116.00-130.00; Feeders 107 Hd  Med.

Muskingum Livestock 8/26/15 Results

August 26  Total Head 1573 Fed cattle 119; choice steers $138-151.50; good steers $137 & down; holstein steers $104-136.25; choice heifers $130-146  good heifers $135 & down;  196 commercial cows  $93.50-132.50; canners and cutters $92 & down; 40 butcher bulls $93-145; bred cows & C/C pairs: 28 cows & cow/calf pair BH $550-2175; feeder cattle 100

Buckeye Kids 4-H donated blankets

The Buckeye Kids 4-H Club donated 20 fleece blankets to the Arbors of Woodsfield. The blankets will be used as Bingo prizes for the residents. Pictured (back row) from left to right are Tucker Myers, Zach Kerce, Brooke Jones, Activities Director - Jennifer McConnell, Resident - Donna Swallow, Abby Swallo, Sonja Wooge, Rose Lucio.

River Sports 9/3/15

The football team took its season opener against Eastern High School as a whopping 60-6 victory. Lukas Isaly, Parker Caretti, and Joey Flannery had outstanding performances in the game.



The football team took its season opener against Eastern High School as a whopping 60-6 victory.

Local Columnists

Greetings and welcome to the new newsletter about the happenings in Perry, Benton, and Jackson townships, the southern tier - the southern three townships in Monroe Cou