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Mineola celebrates Iron Horse Heritage

Fun for all ages was found downtown Saturday at the Iron Horse Heritage Festival in Mineola. more

Mineola PEO chapter awards scholarship

Through a grant from Mineola Chapter CU of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organizaton), Tammy Blakemore was able to receive her advanced teacher certificate by completing 300 hours from the … more

Circus represents many long-standing traditions

At some point all kids think about growing up in the circus. For a very few, that is indeed the case. For Simone Key, it has been her whole life.  Key, an aerialist and ringmaster of the … more

Wood County country school days recalled

It started with the ringing of a more than 100-year old school bell by Wood County historian Ulna McWhorter.  The bell was found buried in the ground on McWhorter property. The next two hours … more

Mineola says goodbye to beloved ambassador

Mineola bid farewell to one of its biggest supporters last week. Lou Hooks Wagner, 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 13. Services were Friday at the First Baptist Church. more

Supporter honored

Former longtime Yantis Mayor Jerry Miller tosses out the ceremonial first pitch at last Saturday’s Yantis Volunteer Fire Dept. coed softball tournament at Quitman’s Youth Foundation Park. … more

Iron Horse Festival has a little bit of everything

It promises to be a busy weekend as the Iron Horse Heritage Festival sponsored by the Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce returns to downtown Mineola Saturday, along with other related events. more

Marchman Garden Club plans fall programs

The Fannie Marchman Garden Club 2022 year concluded with a field trip to LaMont Wheat in Wills Point in June, followed by the second successful annual Garden Tour. In July, members met at the … more

Commission sets common school program

The Wood County Historical Commission will present “The Common Schools of Wood County” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Quitman Public Library and hopes former students and those … more

Meal benefits food pantry

The monthly benefit breakfast for the Bread of Life food pantry ministry in Mineola will be Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Northside Church, 1718 N. Pacific St. Donations will assist the … more

Church honoring responders

The First United Methodist Church of Quitman is having a special service Sunday, Sept. 18 at the 11 a.m. worship service to recognize first responders from fire, rescue, police and sheriff … more

Iron Horse promises full slate of activity

It’s a 50-foot sometimes chaotic dash to greatness at the 2022 Weenie Dog Race at Mineola’s 2022 Iron Horse Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 in historic downtown Mineola. But it … more
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