On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at St. Timothy’s-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church, four doors (one for each Putnam County high school) were painted and displayed (along with other works of art) during the 4 Doors 4 Hope exhibit in support of suicide prevention and awareness.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
It’s been a while since I talked to you about driving. In the past, I’ve complained about the tailgaters, lane weavers and speeders that are so prevalent on our highways, but this week I’m going to talk about some of the strange driving laws that can be found in the rest of the world.
SCOTT DEPOT — Area families are invited to a free Fall Festival at Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, 5339 Teays Valley Road, next to Teays Valley Manor in Scott Depot. The festival will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Lots of great buys (automotive and otherwise) Friday afternoon, Sept. 27, as the Nitro Classic Car Club brings its Fall Swap Meet to the Winfield Riding Stables.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Manufacturers Association has honored legislators and industry professionals with its Champions of Industry awards.
HUNTINGTON — Officials on Wednesday announced the indictment of nearly two dozen people on charges they were part of drug distribution operations involving methamphetamine and heroin in Huntington, Charleston, Beckley and Ohio.
POCA — On Monday, fourth-grade teacher Rebecca Grantham found herself doing something a little unorthodox: She was converting math problems into the written word for a student who excels at reading, but was struggling a bit at math.
HURRICANE — When Civil War enthusiasts and lovers of local history converge on City Hall Thursday evening for an author talk and book signing by Dr. Philip Hatfield, they’ll meet a kindred spirit.
NITRO, W.Va. — Nitro’s fourth annual Festival of Fright will include music, food, haunted trail and movies on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ridenour Lake. It’s a Halloween themed event that is free to the public.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s male Gamer of the Week to senior, Nathan Lanham of the Winfield High School boys soccer team.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s female Gamer of the Week to freshman Rachel Withrow of Winfield High School girls cross country team.
This week’s boys’ soccer game features the visit of Riverside High School’s Warriors to Hurricane’s Redskins. This was a conference game but statistically it would seem to be something of a mismatch, with the Redskins ranked sixth in the state while Riverside are listed at sixty-seven.
You hear about minor league baseball players moving up to the major leagues or college football players getting drafted and playing in the pros, but how about those middle school student-athletes who are making the same sort of jump, when they enter high school? In the sport of cross country…
RED JACKET — The Poca Dots won a thriller over Cardinal Conference foe Mingo Central on Friday night at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium as they stuffed Miner quarterback Daylin Goad at the 2-yard line as time expired to hold on for the 21-14 win.
LOGAN — The Winfield High School fight song was played so many times by the school’s marching band on Friday night at Logan you would have thought the Minnesota Golden Gophers were in town.
Beginning this fall, students at each of Putnam County’s 14 elementary schools will be introduced to the basic skills of golf combined with character development and healthy habits in their physical education programs.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Candidates for West Virginia University’s 2019 Homecoming court this year include two Putnam County natives vying for the role of Homecoming queen.
WINFIELD, W.Va. — Four high school seniors from Putnam County Schools recently were named semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
POCA — Poca running back Ethan Payne turned in another highlight-reel performance to power the Dots to a 68-8 victory against Logan Friday night at O.O. White Stadium.
If someone happens to mention the words “treason” or “traitor,” the thoughts of many Americans automatically go to Benedict Arnold. It’s only natural, the man did try to sell West Point to the British and actually fought against America and that’s why his name is synonymous with betraying on…
HURRICANE — The 23rd annual Singing in the Valley, featuring the Singing Cookes from Church Hill, Tennessee, is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 3, at the Valley Park Community Center, located off W.Va. 34 in Hurricane.
HURRICANE — A series of art events that began Tuesday is aimed at bringing awareness to suicide prevention. The events have been organized by Yellow Circle and are being hosted by St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church.
After a brief spell of cooler weather in our region, Mother Nature is set to switch back to summer mode for this weekend as another ridge of high pressure builds across the east. That means a return to hot afternoon temperatures and only sporadic rain chances.
Scott Teays Lions Club awarded a scholarship for Hurricane High sophomore Olivia Noel to attend Youth Leadership Association’s Entrepreneurship at Camp Horseshoe in Tucker County.
NITRO — A crew from Dynamic Physical Therapy of Kanawha City assisted in finishing a walking trail at Ridenour Lake in Nitro on the United Way’s Day of Caring, on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
CHARLESTON — Residents of the Metro Valley should be wary of suspicious phone calls following a spike in call “spoofing,” according to a news release from West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
“WhatSUP” Wednesday (the SUP stands for Stand Up Paddleboarding) meant paddleboarding (stand up, sit down or canoeing) on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the new Winfield Boat Ramp on the Kanawha River.
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s male Gamer of the Week to senior Nick Vance of the Winfield High School football team.
POCA — This week’s girls’ soccer game features the Lady Wildcats of Logan visiting Poca’s Lady Dots on Sept. 19. Judging from their records so far this season, these two teams would appear to be fairly evenly matched, with both having won six of their ten games — but, as it turned out, this …
Teays Physical Therapy Center, Inc. & The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week’s Female Gamer of the Week award to Esten Clay of the Winfield High School volleyball team.
This week’s boy’s High School soccer game features the Wildcats of Wood County Christian Schools’ visit to Teays Valley Christian School. I covered this same game last year and remember saying then that Wood County were known for their “robust” style of play. Judging from last night’s game, …
The following people filed for marriage licenses in Putnam County between Sept. 5 and 12, 2019:
Donald Ray Henson Jr., 42, and Heather Christine Stockinger, 42, both of Hurricane.
The last act of the evening on Saturday, Sept. 14, was Charleston-based Santa Cruz Band, a great way to end this year's Boomtown Days in Nitro. || 0918_SantaCruz || The last act of the evening on Saturday, Sept. 14,
The recent trend of above-average temperatures and little to no rain continues into next week.
High pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern into the weekend, keeping us mainly dry and increasingly hot again.
Newcomers meets second Thursday
TEAYS VALLEY -
The Teays Valley Newcomers & Neighbors will meet for monthly luncheons on the second Thursday of each month through May. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral on Goff Mountain Road, and include a brief business meeting, program and lunch buffet.
at Midway UMC
RED HOUSE - Midway United Methodist Church, located along St. Rt. 62 near Gritts Midway Greenhouse, continues in Revival through Sept. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist will be Nyle Fisher Jr.
Any type of an athletic adventure can be challenging, especially if you are doing it on your own, without someone looking over your shoulder sometimes. I have been lucky with having some great coaches at Hurricane Middle School and now Hurricane High School, and now one of those coaches is stepping up his game.
Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and The Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's male Gamer of the Week to senior Nick Eskins of the Hurricane High School soccer team.