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Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


KATHERINE VIRGINIA SOWARDS, 88, of Culloden, widow of Fred Sowards, died Oct. 3 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Service was 11 a.m. Thursday at Chapman Funeral Home; burial at Culloden Community Cemetery. www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Bill Ellis: Things in life can change without warning

The best-laid plans of men may become completely changed, turning targets into turmoil and chaos. On a pleasant day here in my beloved Scott Depot and Putnam County, I had the unexpected experience of my first ride in an ambulance.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Robert Akers: Remembering the service of Putnam resident Roger McDowell

Putnam County resident Roger McDowell graduated from St. Albans High School in 1965. Following school he took a job at Union Carbide, but found that he longed for something more.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Worship news

HURRICANE -- Glad Tidings Assembly of God at 121 Mill Road in Hurricane will offer the Beth Moore Bible study "Breaking Free" at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays starting on Oct. 15 and running through Jan. 7.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Jeff Austin well rested and back with his own band

In many national-act bluegrass bands, members change as often as most people change their car's oil.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Several attend candidates forum in Hurricane

HURRICANE -- The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and The Putnam County Rotary Club hosted a candidates forum on Tuesday at First State Bank in Hurricane. All candidates for the state legislature and Putnam County offices were invited.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM


The weekend will start out with cloudy skies along with rain showers as a cold front stalls over the region on Saturday. The high temperature will be 68 degrees.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Octoberfest set for Oct. 18 in Buffalo

BUFFALO -- For the 27th year, the community gathering known as Octoberfest will be held Oct. 18, on the five-acre grounds of the Buffalo Shopping Center, and this year the event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Graduate of Veterans Court recognized

WINFIELD -- Putnam County recognized the first graduate of its innovative "Veterans Court" on Friday, Oct. 3.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Derek Coleman: Remembering the history of the London Bridge's predecessor

London is an old city. For nearly 2,000 years it has stood astride the River Thames in south-east England and for the first half of that period the only way of crossing the river from one part of the city to another was by boat or a rickety wooden bridge that frequently fell down or burned.