Congressman Bill Johnson speaks with area officials and business leaders Tuesday, Aug. 8 during a special roundtable discussion at the old bank building in Woodsfield.

U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson was in Woodsfield Tuesday, Aug. 8 for a special roundtable discussion at the old bank building in Woodsfield.

A pair of area youngsters spend some time with their cows during the 2016 Monroe County Fair. This year’s fair will begin Monday, Aug. 21.

The 167th Monroe County Fair will officially open Monday, Aug. 21, but before you go, there are some updates you should know about leading up to fair week.

River AD Mark Romick, back, shows members of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, from left to right, Denise Riley, Sarah Smith and Beverly Anderson, and District Treasurer Connie Kress the recently updated River High School football field Tuesday, Aug. 8 during the board’s regular meeting at River High School.

The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education got to see what its $2.6 million commitment to improving the district’s athletic facilities paid for Tuesday, Aug. 8 as the board toured the recently renovated River High School Football Field during its regular meeting.

Congressman Bill Johnson speaks with area officials and business leaders Tuesday, Aug. 8 during a special roundtable discussion at the old bank building in Woodsfield.
A pair of area youngsters spend some time with their cows during the 2016 Monroe County Fair. This year’s fair will begin Monday, Aug. 21.
River AD Mark Romick, back, shows members of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District, from left to right, Denise Riley, Sarah Smith and Beverly Anderson, and District Treasurer Connie Kress the recently updated River High School football field Tuesday, Aug. 8 during the board’s regular meeting at River High School.

A Second Look 8/17/17

45 years ago

The Monroe County Board of Mental Retardation accepted the resignation of Ernest Hulsey at its meeting on Aug 8. Mr. Hulsey has accepted a teaching position in Vinton County.

55 years ago

Exploring Your Heritage 8/17/17

One of the biggest challenges for family researchers is identifying female ancestors. First names are easier to come by than maiden names, most notably in the years when public records were scant. A marriage record is the obvious first choice for finding your ancestor’s maiden name, but sometimes those cannot be found. Don’t give up though.

Rinard Mills 8/17/17

Some early names appear in Ludlow Twp. The Flint name is Bloomfield and Rinard Mills. Porter Flint and his eldest son, also named Porter, bought and rebuilt the old mill owned by Richard Taylor between 1825-1832. Daniel Flint, a fourth son, opened a store and established a post office by name of Flint’s Mill in 1833.

~ TRACY L. CISLER ~

Tracy L. Cisler, 54, of Woodsfield, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2017, at the Arbors in Woodsfield.

She was born June 5, 1963, in New Martinsville, West Virginia, to Harry C. and Joyce A. Harman Cisler, of Brownsville.

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