On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.

There are two new four-legged officers ready to keep Monroe County safe.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Woodsfield Police Department recently welcomed their new K-9 officers.

Let’s get to know our new officers and their handlers.

Carol Schumacher, left, and John Ogden, right, arrange a display of Woodsfield High School memorabilia Wednesday, June 6 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield as the Monroe County Historical Society prepared for Alumni Weekend.

In 1958, Woodsfield High School drama students performed “Don’t Take My Penny,” a play about a 16-year-old trying to land the starring role in a movie.

Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Christine Crowell’s favorite dish at Switzer Community Heritage Springfest by far, she said, was the Sauerbraten, which is sweet and sour beef, with gingersnaps and onions. 

“It’s the only thing I eat all day here,” she said with a smile. “I love it.” 

On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.
Carol Schumacher, left, and John Ogden, right, arrange a display of Woodsfield High School memorabilia Wednesday, June 6 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield as the Monroe County Historical Society prepared for Alumni Weekend.
Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Monroe County Veterans Information 5/24/18

This month’s article is designed to help you understand what Veterans Affairs (VA) services are now available to Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  It concerns me that so many veterans, family and members of the community are not aware or receiving benefits that they have earned.  If you are a veteran and have not visited our office

“Around the Table” Talk

Good morning, if it is morning at your house when you pick up the Beacon and begin our little talk around our dining room table. If it isn’t morning then good afternoon or good evening, whichever it might be. I am glad we are able to chat a while.

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The times for the Alumni Dinner in the Alumni Tab were incorrect.

Gates will open at Rubel's Park for the dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sports

Ohio Hill Health Services is offering free annual sports physicals to any student participating in 2018-2019 sports at the following clinics.