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.

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Gridiron Memories

The 1941 Woodsfield High School football team is pictured above in this photo submitted by Beacon reader Twila Dougherty. The first player in row two is Alfred Dougherty. The manager was Francis “Spark” Winland and Fred Wittenbrook is second from left in the back row. Can anyone identify any of the other young men pictured?

New Matamoras Coffee Break Jan. 20

Coffee Break welcomes the Mountain Monsters! Seen on the Destination America Channel, the men of Mountain Monsters seek out mysterious creatures such as the Grassman, the Mothman and the Wampus Beast! The Mountain Monster hunters will regale us with tales of their triumphs and defeats while seeking these elusive creatures.

Audrey Roth

Audrey V. Roth, 93, of Doylestown, died January 10, 2015 at Barberton Citizen Hospital. Audrey was born January 27, 1921, in Monroe County, to John and Henrietta {Bruny} Lengacher.

Warren Kenney

Warren Franklin Kenney, 70, of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. Born July 11, 1944, at Sardis, he was the son of the late George Wittenbrook and Hazel Marie Henthorn Kenney.

Lowell Morris

Lowell Curtis Morris, age 78, of Woodsfield, passed away January 2, 2015, at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born December 15, 1936, in Beelick Knob, West Virginia,  a son of the late Claude and Violet Susie Goddard Morris.

James McHugh

James S. McHugh, born in Exeter, CA, to Frank and Ruth (Webb) McHugh on February 8, 1944, passed away in Visalia, CA, on December 21, 2014, at the age of 70. 

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News

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.