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Throwback Thursday: “The United States at War” Remembering Pearl Harbor


This week’s throwback Thursday looks back at an article published after the tragic events at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The article, published Friday, December 12, 1941, describes what information regarding the attack was already available and discusses the war the U.S. had just officially entered.   CITIZENS URGED– Buy Defense Bonds.. Contribute Red…

Howell Todd named Citizen of Year during Clarksburg Christmas Open House


ronPARK staff writer Dozens turned out Saturday at Clarksburg City Hall for Christmas Open House celebrations. Those in attendance were treated to a free meal of barbecue, cold slaw, baked beans, and potato chips, as well as a wide variety of delicious desserts. After the meal, Mayor Jamie Peterson announced this year’s Clarksburg Citizen of…

Stories of the Gatlinburg fire told


shirleyNANNEY editor Clarksburg threesome has harrowing experience Never in a million years would the three Clarksburg residents who took off to the Smoky Mountains for a few days of fun and relaxation ever dream they would get caught up in a possible life and death situation. But Robin Luther, her mother Linda Belew, and friend…

Ribbon cut for The Barns in McKenzie


  ronPARK staff writer Anyone looking for a beautiful wedding site with an authentic country atmosphere — or just a great place for a family, church, civic, business, or any other kind of gathering — should check out The Barns of McKenzie. Located at 360 Blooming Grove Road South off Highway 124 just west of…

Ronnie Milsap sings to sold out crowd at The Dixie


Country music singer Ronnie Milsap, who brought his music and songs to the stage of the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center Saturday night touched the heartstrings of everyone there as he told the story of his life. It was a sold out concert and the third Dixie Live Concert Series show of the year. He…

Thanksgiving luncheon shows appreciation to employees


shirleyNANNEY editor The Town of Huntingdon treated approximately 75 employees and guests to a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 at the Huntingdon Public Safety building. State Senator John Stevens, (R-Republican) of Huntingdon, who represents the 24th Senatorial District of which Carroll County is a part, spoke following the meal. He serves on the Judiciary and Finance,…

Huntingdon Council: Third term council member elected as vice mayor


shirleyNANNEY editor A Huntingdon council member who was recently elected to a third term will serve as vice mayor for the next two years until the next town election. Nina Smothers was chosen at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Huntingdon Town Council to fill the appointment previously held by council member Melissa Powell. It…

McKenzie celebrating Hometown Christmas this week


ronPARK staff writer The City of McKenzie, the McKenzie Lions Club, Beta Sigma Phi, and Bethel University are hosting all kinds of Christmas events and activities this week as part of this year’s McKenzie Hometown Christmas. “The McKenzie Lions Club would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy this year’s McKenzie Hometown Christmas…

Trenton man dies in head-on collision near Huntingdon


A head-on collision Nov. 23 at 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near Huntingdon has claimed the life of a Trenton man. Dylan Hopper, 23, died when the car in which he was a passenger was stuck by another vehicle. According to a report filed by Trooper Shane Steele, the wreck happened four miles west…

At The Dixie: Marty Haggard pays tribute to his famous dad in song


shirleyNANNEY editor “I’m not here to impersonate my dad,” Marty Haggard, son of famous country music star Merle Haggard, told the audience who attended his Dixie Live Concert Series show on Nov. 12 at The Dixie. “I’m not my dad, but his son.” It mattered not to the audience. They loved him singing his dad’s…

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