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Waiting in line to greet the Rev.

The Monroe County Commissioners expressed their commitment to seeing the Knowlton Covered Bridge rebuilt; however they aren’t sure how that will be accomplished.

It’s easy to overlook Pioneer Cemetery when you pass through Woodsfield.

Nestled off North Sycamore Street, the cemetery doesn’t take new burials any longer.


The River Varsity Cheerleaders have had a very busy start to their year.

There may have only been five of them, but Beallsville’s boys’ basketball team put up a fight during the Caldwell Redskin Summer Shootout Saturday, June 22 at Caldwell.

River volleyball will host the third Jim Turner Memorial Tournament July 20. There will be 15 high school teams and six junior high teams participating this year.


65 Years Ago – 1954

Hello, everyone. Welcome to our table, if you wish.

The New Matamoras Red Hat gals held the June monthly meeting at the Senior Center. United States flags decorated the table.


The English Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July 27 at the Woodsfield Church of Christ Fellowship Building. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and dinner will be held at 4 p.m.

The following are the menus for the week of July 22 - 26.

The following is the senior menu for the week of July 22 - 26:

Monday: Stuffed tomato, pea salad, fruit cup, muffin

Tuesday: Liver and onions, hash browns, squash, orange juice


Peggy Wilene (Handschumacher) Brooker, 81, of 350 St. John Road in Marietta (Churchtown), was called Home on July 9, 2019. 

Mary L. Moody, age 82 of Canton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, following a brief illness. She was born on October 30, 1936, in Marietta. Mary was a graduate of Sardis High School.

Beverly “Bevie” Joan (Weddle) Contris, age 63, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11:52 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio.

Monroe County Beacon

103 East Court Street,
Woodsfield, OH 43793