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Streamers decorated the dining area at the Monroe County Care Center Tuesday, June 11.

Festive plates sat in front of each person, but it didn’t seem like a festive occasion.

There are plenty of infrastructure improvements that need to be made in Woodsfield.

Meters need updated.

The water, sewer, storm and electrical grids need mapped out.


Monroe Central Head Coach Jon Perkins wants to create a legacy of fundamental basketball at Monroe Central High School.

Cooper Brown’s freshman track season two years ago was largely forgettable.

As the River junior put it, he did terrible.

At the beginning of the year, River Track and Field Coach Mike Flannery felt Cooper Brown had a good shot of making it to state.


65 Years Ago – 1954

Happy June to all my readers out in newspaper land. I hope all are having a good week.

A birthday in June. How appropriate to be named June and born in June.


Jackson David Kelley competed for his second year inventing with the Invention League’s Invention Convention program as a part of Ohio’s delegation.

Hannibal American Legion Post 760, VFW Reilly Post 9930, and Post 760 Ladies Auxiliary organized the annual Memorial Day Parade and Service at Hannibal Locks and Dam on Monday, May 27.

65 students, including Garrett Dierkes from Monroe County, have been awarded scholarships from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and Foundation.


Earnest Dean Sidenstricker, age 84, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019, at his home.

Glenn W. Dierkes, Sr., 91, of Woods-field, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Virginia “Ginny” Sarver-Vess age 92, of North Canton, Ohio, formerly of Lowell/Lower Salem area, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at her residence.

Monroe County Beacon

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Woodsfield, OH 43793