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Krodel celebrating his 95th birthday

James Krodel will be celebrating his 95th birthday Friday. Krodel visits daily with his wife, Mary. Mary, 94, recently broke her hip and is rehabilitating at Heritage Healthcare in Quitman. Marine … more

Mitchells mark 60 years of marriage

Pat and Carolyn Mitchell, long-time Mineola residents, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 15. Originally from El Paso, the couple have spent many years in Wood County, where Pat has … more

Fun for all ages

The big kids outnumbered the little kids on the mini-train at Iron Horse square in Mineola last Saturday. It looked like they had just as much fun. more

Transforming mental health in rural areas

The new sign on North Pacific Street has spurred some notice and led to some speculation. Namely, just what is Clover Educational Consulting Group?  “Our mission,” stated Clover … more

Kid Fish comes roaring back after 2020 canceled

After losing out to COVID-19 last year, and despite the threat of rain this year, the Wood County Sheriff’s Dept. was able to hold the annual Kid Fish Saturday at the Sabine River Authority … more

Garden club hosts tour

The Fannie Marchman Garden Club held a garden tour Saturday at five sites in Mineola and Golden. Tour goers get some tips at the home of Linda Vandagriff and Kathy Pace on Dawn Dr.  more

Wood carvers hold first show at MLOTA

Stan Kirtley of Dallas plies his trade at his booth during the Mineola League of the Arts Wood Carving and Wood Turning Show Saturday. The show was a first for the group, with plans to hold it again … more

Downtown merchants spruce up

Mineola Main Street Board members awarded ceremonial checks to business people in the Main Street District who received grants from the program to improve the exterior of their businesses. Clockwise … more

Kacey’s guitar gains one fan, food aid for many

As with all non-profits, the pandemic has played havoc with fundraising for the Kindness Kottage in Mineola. So much so that director B.J. Gold had to keep a precious giveaway item in her home, … more

Group organizing school records

The archive committee of the Wood County Historical Association has started a project of organizing school records of Wood County common schools that served rural children during the late 19th Century until 1965. more

In search of smiles, Pierce repairs bicycles in need of love and care

Robert Pierce, who lives north of Mineola, has been fixing up older or damaged bikes and donating them to children who could use them for almost a decade. more

Hainesville family sticks together through thick, thin

Imagine 10 siblings traveling the state with their parents as the father had to keep them moving to support his family.

Those five sisters and five brothers now meet twice a year in April and October just down the road from where their Mom was born and raised in the rural area southeast of Hainesville. more
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