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CORRECTION

In a story in last week’s Monitor, the Quitman Development Corp. was not involved in the decision involving the property at 511 N. Winnsboro St. (Towner Apartments), which was being cleared. … more

Eastern Star hosting Patriot Paws program

The Quitman chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will host a program by Patriot Paws on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Patriot Paws of Rockwall trains and … more

Master Gardeners teach youth about nature

Some lessons can’t be learned by textbook alone. That’s the philosophy behind efforts by the Wood County Master Gardeners (WCMG) to educate youngsters on the wonders of the natural … more

Mineola PD vehicle policy OK’d

A policy allowing Mineola police officers to drive their patrol vehicles home was approved by the city council Monday. Chief Chuck Bittner said the pool of officer candidates is getting smaller. … more

Mineola ISD preparing for summer projects and new school campus

Mineola School Board approved several purchases Monday, relating to summer projects, the new primary school campus and the final expenditures from federal COVID-19 relief funds. After a lengthy … more

Quitman board names new president

The Quitman ISD School Board lost Dr. Jeremy Smith but gained Shauna Attaway on Monday night. Smith, who had served as the QISD school board president for several years, did not seek reelection, … more

Genealogy sleuthing yields results

Wood County Genealogy Society received an envelope with 50 family photos found in a home in Yantis.   Two of the pictures were tintype, which meant they were taken in the late 1850s. The … more

Area students named to SNHU honor lists

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, N.H. students have been named to the Winter 2024 President’s List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum … more

County students earn degrees at Tyler JC

Tyler Junior College recently held commencement for Spring 2024 graduates. Graduates from Wood County are listed alphabetically by hometown: ALBA: Kelly Ortega, Brianna Troyer and Maria … more

1964 grad offers key lessons

From tossing watermelons and hay bales as a young teen in Mineola, Dr. James Moody went on to help establish a world-class hospital, trauma center, brain and spine institute and air ambulance service … more

Downtown fire extinguished quickly

Quick work by the Mineola Fire Department and timely reporting prevented a major fire in the downtown business district Wednesday, May 15 just before 5 p.m. According to the fire department, a … more

Rummage sale set

The Ladies Guild of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Mineola is hosting the annual Rummage Sale Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in the church hall, 203 Meadowbrook, from 8-4 Friday and 8-2 … more

District clerk resuming passport service

Passport service will soon be restored to the Wood County district clerk’s office. County commissioners approved the plan by District Clerk Suzy Wright last week to resume the service. … more

Highways memorialize those who gave all

Traveling through the neighboring counties can lead to some amazing discoveries. Often, those discoveries are hiding in plain sight. Found on county roads, highways   and farm-to-market … more

Memorial ceremony set

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held on the county courthouse grounds in Quitman on Monday, May 27 at 11:30 a.m. This marks the 24th year for the ceremony to honor the nation’s fallen … more

Richey, Elmore leading Quitman Class of 2024

One was the Quitman High School drum major and competed in Academic UIL writing events. The other was the star of the softball team, recently being named the district’s “Co-Defensive … more

Commissioners explore retiree pay

Wood County commissioners took a long look at two expenses critical to the upcoming budget in a workshop last Tuesday – retiree benefits and health insurance. Commissioners heard from … more

High school graduations scheduled

Wood County high schools have scheduled their graduation ceremonies: MINEOLA HIGH SCHOOL Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. Meredith Memorial Stadium, Mineola. HS gym if bad weather … more

Concerns raised over shop plan

Memorial Day plans, a retirement announcement, zoning issues and the administration of oaths of office to the newly elected city aldermen produced some strong sentiments for those attending … more

St. Dunstan dedicates marker

A Texas historical marker was unveiled Sunday morning at Church of St. Dunstan’s in Mineola. The Episcopal church was established in 1947. Ground was broken for the first building in 1948 on N. … more
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