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Scott County native, Dr. Christopher Gilmer has dedicated his professional life to higher education. His hard work has led to him accepting the position of president at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor and memorialize those men and women who have died while serving our great nation, will be observed Monday, May 28. 

We all love to see familiar faces at work, but to some of us, those familiar faces have been extra special this year. A group of teachers at Morton High School share a special bond.

Forest High School Faculty honors the top two juniors at Awards Day.  The Danforth “I Dare You” Awards are presented each year by Forest High School Faculty to a female and male in the junior class.   Students selected are in the top of their...

Forest High School recently recognized the exceptional academic achievement of students who participated in sports during the 2017 – 2018 school year.  The Scholar Athlete awards are presented each year to the student with the highest first...

Judge Tom Lee and wife Norma Ruth were in Washington D.C. May 6-8 for the Ninth Quadrennial Conference of the Federal Judges Association.

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Announcements: The final day for the month of December We Care Mission Food Distribution in 2017 is Friday, December 22. Those eligible may register to pick up their food box from 10 a. m.-12 noon at Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street.

Miss Hattie


When I awoke during the middle of the night, I felt a strange situation. The house had taken on a different type of cold....and I mean real cold.

As many of you know, falling has become a real and present danger around here.  I must keep my walker with me and to watch where I am going, and my surroundings.