St. Sylvester students watch as their rosary balloons float away Friday, Oct. 13. The rosary balloons were part of the students’ recognition of Rosary Week and symbolized sending their prayers up to heaven.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee,” repeated the St. Sylvester students Friday, Oct. 13 while they stood in a circle in the school’s gym.

Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott looks over a pile of delinquent tax notices Monday, Oct. 16. Abbott plans to address the more than $640,000 in delinquent property taxes owed to the village.

New Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott isn’t long on the job, but he’s already looking to make an impact.

One of Abbott’s first goals is to address the large amounts of unpaid property taxes owed to the county.

Workers from the Woodsfield Street Department work on a collapsed sewer and roadway on Oaklawn Avenue in Woodsfield Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Woodsfield Administrator Rick Schuerman gave a bleak outlook for the condition of roads in the village and what the village could afford to do about them during the village council meeting Monday, Oct. 16.

St. Sylvester students watch as their rosary balloons float away Friday, Oct. 13. The rosary balloons were part of the students’ recognition of Rosary Week and symbolized sending their prayers up to heaven.
Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott looks over a pile of delinquent tax notices Monday, Oct. 16. Abbott plans to address the more than $640,000 in delinquent property taxes owed to the village.
Workers from the Woodsfield Street Department work on a collapsed sewer and roadway on Oaklawn Avenue in Woodsfield Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 1/1/15

The wrapping paper is gone and by New Year’s Day many folks will be taking down all their Christmas trees and other decorations and putting them away for next year.  It always makes me sad to put mine away so I leave them out until I get tired of them or Mom starts nagging me about not putting them away.  I love Christmas decorations and have many scattered through

Depression and the Elderly

“Oh the weather outside is frightful....” but what it does to us inside can be much more scary.  Many seniors suffer from depression but may think it is just a normal part of the aging process. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Depression is not a sign of aging, nor does it have to be accepted as such.

Kenneth Moose

Kenneth Roger Moose, 71, of Woodsfield, passed away December 23, 2014 at Barnesville Hospital.  He was born on the family farm on Moose Ridge in Woodsfield, October 30, 1943, a son of the late William Rodgers Moose and Edna Irene Estill Moose.

William Nenstiel

William C. Nenstiel, 87, of Woodsfield, passed away December 22, 2014 at his home.  He was born in Nuremburg, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1927, a son of the late William J. Nenstiel and Geneva Spiece Nenstiel.

Hazel Howell

Hazel Howell, 96, of the Monroe County Care Center, formerly of Jerusalem, died December 26, 2014 at the Center. She was born September 19, 1918 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, a daughter of the late John and Lucinda Kirkman West. 

Hazel was a member of the Church of Christ. 

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News

Please be advised, the notice for the Monroe County Auction at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in this week's edition of the Monroe County Beacon had an incorrect date listed for the auction.

Sports

Monroe Central won its second sectional title in as many years Wednesday, Oct. 18 as it defeated Caldwell 25-8, 25-9, 23-25, 25-23 in the Division IV sectional at Monroe Central High School.

Local Columnists

Many groups assist Beallsville Elementary and Beallsville High School through volunteering and donating funds.