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MADISON - Boone County's elected officials met on Wednesday to explore ideas that could reduce the county's dwindling budget and relieve the stress that has been placed on each office to find ways to save resources.

OTTAWA - A man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted one officer and threatened others.

Robert David Sansom, 54, of Madison, was charged with obstructing, disorderly conduct, battery on an officer and terroristic threats following a series of incidents on June 8.

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June 18-22

- The West Virginia Coal Festival will be held in Madison from June 18-22. Country music artist Ricochet will headline the festival on June 22.

Just as the river and its two main tributaries are recovering from decades' worth of environmental abuse, anglers are discovering the benefits of fishing from kayaks. Those factors are triggering a recreational whirlwind.

SETH - A Seth-area man was charged with fleeing in a vehicle after a short chase with a Boone County Sheriff's Office captain on May 25.

PINEVILLE - The annual and always popular Visit Wyoming County Days weekend returns this year on June 21-23 with some of the same staples and some new twists.

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MADISON - On June 8, several employees from Boone Memorial Hospital participated in the Backpack Buddy Program held at the Madison Civic Center. Backpack Buddy is providing bi-weekly food supplements for over 400 eligible Boone County students this summer.

Welcome back to Phil for the Game, your glimpse into the sports community of Boone County.

It has been several months since my last column as we've had a pretty eventful spring sports season. I wanted to congratulate all of our spring sports participants on one of the most exciting seasons the county has ever had. For this column, I want to focus on Sherman High School.

Coal Valley News

BOONE COUNTY - A summer reading program has returned to Boone County.

Energy Express, sponsored by West Virginia University Extension Service and AmeriCorps, is an award-winning summer reading program. Through a combination of healthy breakfasts, lunches, and learning activities, Energy Express continues to improve the lives of the children in Boone County. This year's program began on June 17 and extends through July 26.

Now that summer has arrived, so does the risk of heat illness. Overexposure to heat while exercising can adversely affect athletic performance and, in some instances, pose a serious health threat.

Land Transfers (June)

Penn Virginia Operating Co. to Rumble Community Baptist Church, .50 acres, Peytona District

Marsha G. Ferguson to Marsha & Gary Ferguson, 1.950 SF, Big Ugly Cr.

SOUTH CHARLESTON - Rhett Heston caught a short pass from Connor Neal and turned it into a 73-yard touchdown pm Kime 9 as the North hung on for an 8-6 victory in the 66th WCHS-TV 8/Fox 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic on a drizzly afternoon at South Charleston High School.

Dr. Gordon Smith (pictured) with West Virginia University's School of Public Health, was joined by Dr. Judith Feinberg, professor of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry at West Virginia University and Dr. Drema Mace, executive director at the Center for Rural & Community Health at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for a Boone Opioid Network meeting at the Amazing Grace Fellowship Church in Seth last week. Look for a follow-up story on the network in a future edition of the Coal Valley News.  

WHITESVILLE — The Whitesville Town Council has taken an additional step toward taking control of dilapidated and/or abandoned structures within town limits by adopting a code that they believe will put more power in the hands of the town.

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DANVILLE - A 1960 Scott High School graduate returned home to Boone County last week to reconnect with old friends and sift through a physical archive of vintage photographs at the Coal Valley News office in Danville.

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Anterior knee pain is common during basketball, volleyball and track seasons. The repetitive jumping and running that occurs when playing these sports may cause a series of problems. The sources of anterior knee pain are most commonly: patellar tendonitis or Jumper's knee, patella femoral syndrome and Osgood-Schlatter disease.

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MADISON - The Boone Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's scholarship committee has awarded five, $500 scholarships.

CHARLESTON - Sherman High School pitcher JT Hensley earned First Team Class A All-State honors for his play on the field in 2019 by the West Virginia Sportswriters Association.

Sunday June 9, marks the last day of the WVDNR's free fishing weekend for the year. If you haven't had a chance to participate, there are a few hours left. The WVDNR sets aside one weekend a year where anyone can go fishing and you don't even need a license.

MADISON - With summer conditioning underway for soccer teams across the state, Scott High School's Lady Hawks squad will be holding a set of friendly matches in an event dubbed Soccer-Rama.