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Local Editorials

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Pontoon rides offered by LGF Let’s Go Fishing is in its 13th year of taking out seniors, veterans and the disabled on Fairmont’s lakes. The group is made up of about 40 volunteers all who make these trips possible and we’d like to thank them for their dedication. Relay for Life ready ...

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Relief money funds projects Fairmont Area Schools is working on several projects over the summer using money the district has available in the form of Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Some projects include a new elementary playground, improvements to the weight room ...

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Speech students ready for Nationals Three Fairmont High School speech students, Vanessa Schultze, Kara Fischer and Kaycie Brookens, will be competing at Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend and next week. Congratulations to these students for this achievement. We wish them and all ...

Make it harder for bad people to get into schools

“We also hear and see in the media too many unfortunate examples — whether it be a church, businesses, government buildings or even schools — where people are coming into those buildings and doing harm to others.” Former Marshall Public Schools District Superintendent Scott Monson ...

Memorial Day speech for ages given at Gettysburg

To honor the people who have died defending freedom and liberty of we the people, we bring you “a few appropriate remarks” from President Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg: Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this ...

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House burn provides training A recent controlled house burn provided training for some soon-to-be firefighters. The burn is not only required for new members to undergo as part of their training but provides training for other members as well. We’d like take this time to thank all of our ...