Members of the Woodsfield Fire Department watch the fire take a house during a practice fire Sunday, three miles east of Woodsfield on State Route 78.

For Monroe County’s fire departments, fires are often a surprise.

They will get the call and have to immediately react.

Edgemarc, represented by Andrea Barnes, second from right, presented a $5,000 grant to the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District to help fund the district’s Blessings in a Backpack program, which will provide food for students over the weekend. Pictured are, from left to right: SOLSD Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley, Barnes, SOLSD Grant Writer Diane Burkhart and Woodsfield Elementary Principal Josh Ischy.

A story Diane Burkhart heard a few months ago showed her an apparent need in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Barbara Carslund, right, welcomes the chamber’s newest member, Kole Hogue, owner/operator of Kuts by Kole Ltd.

The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce got its newest member Friday, April 21 as Chamber Office Manager Barbara Carslund welcomed Kole Hogue, owner/operator of Kuts by Kole Ltd., into the group.

Members of the Woodsfield Fire Department watch the fire take a house during a practice fire Sunday, three miles east of Woodsfield on State Route 78.
Edgemarc, represented by Andrea Barnes, second from right, presented a $5,000 grant to the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District to help fund the district’s Blessings in a Backpack program, which will provide food for students over the weekend. Pictured are, from left to right: SOLSD Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley, Barnes, SOLSD Grant Writer Diane Burkhart and Woodsfield Elementary Principal Josh Ischy.
Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Barbara Carslund, right, welcomes the chamber’s newest member, Kole Hogue, owner/operator of Kuts by Kole Ltd.
Pictured above: Commissioner Mick Schumacher, right, thanks Richard Crothers, left, owner of Crothers Electric for his donation to Gardening Day which will be held April 29 at the Monroe County Care Center.

Community Gardening Day Saturday at Monroe County Care Center

With spring’s arrival and the Monroe County Care Center’s (MCCC) re-certification, the staff is excited to begin yet another chapter in the facility’s over 150-year rich history. In this spirit, the MCCC staff invites civic groups, youth groups, and individuals to “dig in” on Saturday to prepare the facility for another new chapter.

Swiss Hills honor roll

The following students were named to Swiss Hills honor roll for the third nine weeks grading period:

Principal’s List: Rose Lucio, Renee Richter, Houston Traver, eleventh grade; Tyler Brown, Samuel Evans, Selena Griffon, Ashley Hayes, Brieanna Lallathin, twelfth grade;

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Sports

The River and Magnolia softball teams pose with Casey Tisher after Thursday’s Strike Out MS Game at Sardis.

It was a battle on the field, but River and Magnolia were united for a cause Thursday, February 20 as the Strike Out Muscular Dystrophy game was held at Sardis.

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Any family member or caregiver of a person with dementia learns very quickly that the old, regular or “normal” way of communication seems to be ineffective.