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100 Years Ago

Thursday, November 14, 1918 WAR OVER The Great War ended on Monday at eleven o’clock when Germany agreed to all the terms laid down by the Allied Commander, General Foch. The Local Board has been notified not to send any more men to camp, but to continue to classiy and examine men in the 19 to 37 class. At Marlinton, the end of...

All-State and All-Region soccer teams announced

The West Virginia High School Soccer Coaches Association (WVHSSCA) recently announced the 2018 All-State and All-Region Men’s and Women’s soccer teams. Pocahontas County High School Soccer Coach Shannon Arbogast proudly recognizes the following players named to these teams: All-State AA/A Men’s Honorable Mention: Hunter Shafer, Midfielder. All-State AA/A Women’s Honorable Mention: Kira Bircher, Forward; and Brianna Hefner, Defender. All-Region 3 AA/A Men’s First...

Philip McLaughlin

Philip Lee McLaughlin, Sr. was met Sunday, November 11, 2018, by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” McLaughlin Walton and other family and friends who have gone before him. “Well done, good and faithful servant”. Born June 28, 1940, he was a son of the late Andrew W. and Dorothy McLaughlin. Philip leaves a great...

Pocahontas County Bicentennial ~ 1821-2021

PIONEERS COME TO THE FORESTS Based on Tumult on the Mountains Dr. Roy B. Clarkson The first white men to settle in this area arrived in the Eastern Panhandle in the early part of the 18th century. It was not until 1749, however, that the first settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains, at Marlinton, Pocahontas County, was made. The first settlers along the...

POW/MIA ceremony

The Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps holds a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony each year at its Veterans Day dinner to honor service men and women who have not returned home. Honor Corps Commander Rick Wooddell and Honor Corps member Willard Pingley conduct the ceremony at a small round table, which holds several symbolic items. The Honor Corps also performed the ceremony...

Mary Dillon

Our Mom has passed, our lives have changed, and Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Mary S. Dillon, age 75, went home on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She was met by her parents, brother, and dear grandson. Born January 4, 1943, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Winfred and Fairy Sheets. Mary’s devotion in life...

Karen Wyatt

Karen Jean Carr Wyatt, of Huntington, went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Born September 25, 1954, in Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Geraldine Carr. Karen worked at St. Mary’s as a nurse’s aide for more than 30 years. She served the Lord as a member of...

The incredible, versatile pumpkin

Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Like the swallows of Capistrano, right on time, they come back every year. And, as important as they are to our Halloween celebrations, that’s just where pumpkins are getting started! From a prominent place on our porches, a favorite ingredient in recipes, a popular addition to Starbucks’ drink menu and an ubiquitous image in advertising - pumpkins are...