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n The annual Turtle Creek Reunion will begin at 11 a.m. on June 29 at the Madison Memorial Building. Please bring a covered dish if attending. Call Rebecca Dolin with questions at 304-369-3519.
The Broken Arrow Band headlined a rainy evening of local talent that included the Alan Griffith Project (with Brandon Shuping) and Powerhouse to a dedicated crowd willing to face the weather on Thursday night at the West Virginia Coal Festival's main stage on Main Street in downtown Madison.
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St. ALBANS - After years of coming so close, the Boone Northern 9-11 year old baseball team defeated St. Albans All-Stars soundly in a double elimination tournament 16-1 and 26-0 to win the 9-11 year old West Virginia District 3 banner at Kirk field located in St. Albans.
SETH - After a back injury caused her to miss her entire junior season of softball, Sherman High's Haylee Clendenin returned to the field of play to help lead the Sherman High softball team to the Class A Championship in 2019.
WHITESVILLE - According to her co-workers, Doris Davis has a youthful energy that is contagious.
"She doesn't call off of work, she's dependable and she holds us all accountable," said Raleigh-Boone Medical Center Clinic manager Susan Grubbs, who has over three decades of service at the center.
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.
The Madison Rotarians ended their 2018-19 club year with a banquet June 6 in the Madison United Methodist Church fellowship hall where they meet every Thursday at noon. Club President Jerry Quinsenberry welcomed rotary members and guests and presided at the event.
In reading an article recently in the Coal Valley News, I found it sad the Boone County Commission is not more proactive regarding the blight that is the drug problem we face. This is especially true when you consider Boone County was named the worst county in the country impacted by the costs of the opioid crisis.
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.
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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- 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.
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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.
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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.