America has always been an inventive nation and this week we celebrate the filing of a patent that changed the history of this country. The man who filed it was born in 1814, in the city of Hartford in Connecticut. His father was a farmer who became a businessman and he had six siblings. His mother died when he was 6, two of his sisters died young, the third committed suicide as did one of his three brothers. His name was Samuel Colt.
Editor's note: This opinion column was written by Del. Michael Moffatt, R-Hurricane, on Feb. 20, recapping last week in the W.Va. State Legislature:
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week award to Madisyn Lyons of Hurricane High School.
Tame and Lame. That is the best way to describe the much-anticipated "dirty movie" that is based on "that dirty book."
Teays Physical Therapy Inc., & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Male Gamer of the Week to Bear Bellomy of Winfield High School.
DAVID WAYNE FRAMPTON, 44, of Hurricane, W.Va., son of Phillip Frampton, of Elkhart, Ind., and Teresa Dorsey, of Hurricane, died Feb. 17. Memorial service was Saturday, Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane. www. allenfuneralhomewv.com.
Editor's note: This is the third in a three-part series about Harold 'Butch' Chipps. Part I was printed in the Friday, Feb. 13, edition of the Putnam Herald and Part II was printed in the Friday, Feb. 20, edition. Both can be read at www.herald-dispatch.com.
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WINFIELD - Putnam County students will be going to school through June 8 after snow and sub-zero temperatures kept schools closed all of last week.
HURRICANE - During the last few weeks, the people of Redeemer Church (PCA), located next to Mountain View Elementary School on Teays Valley Road, have been tossing their spare change into baby bottles to raise money to support the work of the Women's Choice Pregnancy Resource Center.
CHARLESTON - First Baptist Church of Hurricane is working to provide for not only the spiritual needs, but also the physical needs of people in the community.