“You served with my father in World War II,” Mayor Michael Cox says to Herman Zerger Monday, Sept. 17 during Woodsfield Village Council’s regular meeting. Cox and council recognized Zerger during their meeting.

In June of 1942, at only 18 years of age, Woodsfield’s American patriot Herman Zerger enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Zerger did this to serve his country and he did so bravely and with honor.

Local students and parents speak with college and career representatives during the annual Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17 at Swiss Hills Career Center.

When Jeff Dunn arrived at Swiss Hills Career Center’s annual Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17, he didn’t even have a business card.

Violet Marley, left, shares a moment with Westwood Place resident Norma Eztkorn. Marley regularly volunteers at the facility, spreading joy to the residents.

When Norma Eztkorn first came to live at Westwood Place, she couldn’t talk.

“You served with my father in World War II,” Mayor Michael Cox says to Herman Zerger Monday, Sept. 17 during Woodsfield Village Council’s regular meeting. Cox and council recognized Zerger during their meeting.
Local students and parents speak with college and career representatives during the annual Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17 at Swiss Hills Career Center.
Violet Marley, left, shares a moment with Westwood Place resident Norma Eztkorn. Marley regularly volunteers at the facility, spreading joy to the residents.

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. 

Amy Highman

Amy Ouita Highman, 79, of Ashland, Ohio went home to be with her Lord, December 24, 2014 at Hospice of North Central Ohio surrounded by her family.She was born January 29, 1935 to parents Oliver Thurman (O.T.) and Audrey (nee Highman) Gatten in Monroe County , Ohio .

 She married Donald Highman July 6, 1974.

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News

Kayla Ruble addresses Woodsfield Village Council about her desire to improve holiday activities in the village during council’s regular meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

Kayla Ruble grew up in Monroe County.

She’s seen things change over the years – in many ways not for the better.

Sports

Lance LaFollette may have been the week’s final qualifier, but that didn’t stop him as he won the $100 first-place prize in this week’s Weekly Match Game Tournament Thu

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