Pictured are some of the obstacles that will be part of Monroe County’s new mini-golf course, Gram’s Putt Around, which will open Saturday in Woodsfield.

Monroe County families will soon have another option for fun as Russell Family Bowling Center will open Gram’s Putt Around this weekend outside the bowling alley.

Anthony McDaniel is sworn in as the newest member of the Woodsfield Village Council Friday, May 19. McDaniel will fill the seat vacated by Misty Tolzda, who resigned in April to become the village’s fiscal officer.

Anthony McDaniel, of Woodsfield, was named as the newest member of the Woodsfield Village Council Thursday, May 18.

McDaniel fills the Council seat that was vacated by Misty Tolzda last month.

Beallsville Athletic Director Delmas Moore holds up the original donation of 35 cents during Friday’s Rally for Life Reveal at Beallsville High School.

It all started with a quarter and a dime.

In 2008, then Beallsville High School sophomore Molly Welch didn’t have much money on her, but what she had she wanted to contribute to the school’s Rally for Life drive.

Pictured are some of the obstacles that will be part of Monroe County’s new mini-golf course, Gram’s Putt Around, which will open Saturday in Woodsfield.
Anthony McDaniel is sworn in as the newest member of the Woodsfield Village Council Friday, May 19. McDaniel will fill the seat vacated by Misty Tolzda, who resigned in April to become the village’s fiscal officer.
Beallsville Athletic Director Delmas Moore holds up the original donation of 35 cents during Friday’s Rally for Life Reveal at Beallsville High School.

River Art Club holds show

The River High School Art Club held its annual spring art show in the R. L. Potts Gymnasium with student awards determined by voting of the art show visitors. Award winners are: Kristen Yost, Art III, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Yost of Hannibal, Best in Craftsmanship: “Ariel” Pyrography; and Best in Show: Book Art.

First Flight, first place, from left: Greg Schumacher, Doug Dierkes, Darren Potts, Lance LaFollette.
First Flight, second place, from left: Adam Conrad, Jon Michael Speelman, Michael Jorris, Brant Reynolds.
Second Flight, first Place, from left: Adam Jones, Greg Jorris, Steve Jorris, Shawn Jorris.
Second Flight, second place, from left: Kevin Guiler, Todd Ullom, Matt Gray. Absent: Bob Owens.

Sideliners Golf Scramble Winners

The Monroe County Sideliners held their 16th annual Golf Scramble May 20 at the Switzerland of Ohio Golf Course.

The Sideliners would like to thank the following sponsors for first and second place winners: F.W. Schumacher Agency, Stephen B. Ogle and Associates, Gust Masonry, Merrifield 78 Quick Stop, Stoehr Insurance Agency LLC,.

WVNCC holds commencement

Commencement ceremonies were held May 12 for 431 graduates of the Class of 2017 at West Virginia Northern Community College, the largest class in the institution’s history. A total of 449 degrees were awarded, with some graduates earning more than one degree, during the event held at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling.

The Eleven Sons of Monroe Vietnam War Memorial Monument will be dedicated at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 in front of the Monroe County Courthouse.

Eleven Sons of Monroe Vietnam War Memorial Monument to be dedicated

The Monroe County Bicentennial Committee, in conjunction with American Legion Post 87, Woodsfield VFW Post 5303, Beallsville American Legion Post 768, Duffy VFW Post 9930, and American Legion Post 760 will dedicate the Eleven Sons of Monroe Vietnam War Memorial Monument at 9 a.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 in front of the Monroe County Courthouse.

Poppy Days are here again

It’s spring! Memorial Day is fast approaching and Poppy Days are here. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 87 of Woodsfield will be stationed May 26 - 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Citizens National Bank. The Auxiliary kindly asks local citizens to pause for a moment to consider what this little red flower commemorates.

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Larry Arbogast of the Monroe County Beekeepers shows a hive to area fifth graders during the Tuesday, May 16’s Environmental Field Day at the Monroe County Fairgrounds., Keith Jones of Broken Timber shows a pelt to a group of fifth graders during the environmental field day Tuesday, May 16 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds., Mick Brown, president of the Ohio Falconry Association explains falconry to area students during the environmental field day Tuesday, May 16 at the fairgrounds.

From bees to furs, soil to hawks, and water quality to where pizza comes from, area fifth-graders learned about it all last week as the annual environmental

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