Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A memorial service for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack was held to open this year’s 92nd Putnam County Homecoming celebration in Winfield.

On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11 at Shawnee Park in Institute, the fun was wonderfully tasty as Dunbar’s 20th Annual RibFest brought in hungry crowds.

DAVID KENT RAMEY, 79, of Culloden, is in heaven and singing with the angels. He passed Friday, September 3, 2021, in St. Mary’s Hospital of COVID-19. He was married to Marilyn D. Carter Ramey for 41 years. David was born January 3, 1942, in Kokomo, Indiana, to the late Earl and Margaret Broy…

Putnam County’s 92nd Homecoming celebration brought out the fun on Saturday, Sept. 11, with great food, entertainment, music, and lots more for folks visiting in the downtown area of Winfield.

NITRO, W.Va. — The biggest lake in Kanawha County will be the site of another City of Nitro Catfish Tournament. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, at the city’s 27-acre Ridenour Lake.

Tucked away in a mountainous region in southeast Europe is a lake. It’s called Lake Ohrid, and it’s not that big as lakes go, being just 22 1/2 miles long by 10 1/2 wide. There are many more, much larger, areas of freshwater both in this country and scattered throughout the world. It’s not e…

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CHARLESTON — The motto of the West Virginia Republican Party is to make West Virginia a better place to live, work and raise a family. Advocates say West Virginia can accomplish that now by taking advantage of the federal American Rescue Plan to make long-lasting changes to the state’s strug…

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CHARLESTON — The 20th annual Ribfest kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 9, and runs through Sunday at the Shawnee Park in Dunbar, West Virginia, featuring barbecue vendors from across the country and — for the first time — free admission, entertainment and parking.

Members of the Winfield High School Jazz Band get in some practice time in the music room at the high school on Saturday morning, Sept. 4.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

The NRA Conventional Small-Bore Prone match was underway on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Putnam County Gun Club range in Eleanor.

CHARLESTON — For a second straight month, West Virginia’s state tax collections for August topped estimates for the month, coming in about $29.89 million higher than projected, a Senate Finance Committee report shows.

HURRICANE — At a special ceremony on July 30, when Putnam County Chamber of Commerce president Ashley Alford Glance announced the winner of the 2020 Mayo Lester Community Service Award, she felt proud.

The WV Food Truck Festival has been moved to April 23, 2022, in Eleanor, West Virginia. Incorrect information appeared in the Sept. 1 issue of the Putnam Herald.

Heavy equipment prepares the site for the new Frito-Lays Distribution Center on a patch of ground between Teays Valley Cinemas and Interstate 64 in Scott Depot on Thursday morning, Sept. 2.

HUNTINGTON — Leaders of the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association this week called on Gov. Jim Justice to provide “clear leadership,” including a statewide mask mandate, to limit the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19.

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LOGAN — The Aracoma Story Inc. debuted its stage production of “COAL,” an original show inspired by the true events of the mine wars in Logan County in 1921, on Friday at Chief Logan State Park’s Liz Spurlock Amphitheater.

HURRICANE — Known as the “sweetest festival around,” the WV Cupcake Festival was super-sized for 2021, with not one, but two full days of activities at Hurricane’s Valley Park.