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Heroes Ranch captures heart-felt messages

Construction at Heroes Ranch north of Quitman paused Saturday to allow its clients the opportunity to seal messages inside buildings before sheet rock and siding is added. more

Boy Scouts nearing extinction in county

A longtime institution in Wood County could be disappearing soon.

Boy Scout Troop 385 in Mineola is the last known Scouting organization in Wood County, and in a year it could well be gone. more

Wreaths honoring veterans

The Wreaths Across America program came to Mineola Saturday as volunteers placed Christmas wreaths on the graves of 677 veterans buried at Roselawn Cemetery north of Mineola, after a brief ceremony at Beaty Funeral Home. more

Quitman, Mineola in holiday spirit

Christmastime is here. It was a weekend for festive family fun in Wood County. more

Wood County has no shortage of Christmas events

Plenty of holiday events are scheduled around Wood County, starting with a busy weekend ahead. more

Mineola holiday Tour of Homes returning

The Mineola Landmark Commission hosts “Welcome Back Home,” continuing the annual Tour of Homes which was suspended two years due to COVID-19. The tour will be Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. more

We gather together

The Quitman Future Farmers of America celebrated Thanksgiving a little early last week with a scrumptious meal featuring fried turkeys with all the trimmings. more

A quilt, and so much more

Hugs and salutes are simple gestures. Hugs express love and sometimes provide comfort. Salutes convey respect and can show gratitude.

Those at the Quilts of Valor presentation Friday morning at Stitchin’ Heaven in Quitman witnessed these meaningful motions in their sincerest forms. more

Take the time to reach out to a veteran

It had been 28 years since I had seen my friend. The last time I had, he was beginning a tour of duty in San Diego, and I was passing through San Diego en route to Pearl Harbor. more

Caring and Sharing auction Saturday

The Mineola Caring and Sharing campaign continues to ramp up toward its annual holiday distribution on Dec. 10.

The KMOO radio auction is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. more

Sweet weekend in Golden

Four decades of tradition were carried forward last weekend with the annual Golden Sweet Potato Festival. more

Mineola gives Murphy proper send off from civic center

Mineola paused last Wednesday afternoon to send Nancy and Ken Murphy on their way to Virginia.

The director of the Mineola Civic Center for the past seven years, Nancy Murphy is retiring and moving east to be close to grandchildren. more

No time like homecoming

Mineola homecoming celebrations kicked of Wednesday evening with a bonfire on the old practice field east of the high school. more

Quitman faithful come home

A couple hundred Bulldogs past, present and future gathered on the north side of the Wood County courthouse square Friday afternoon following the Quitman homecoming parade, donning blue jerseys, tees, uniforms and mums. more

Sweet! Golden marks 40th potato festival

There are many events throughout the year in Wood County. They reflect the unique nature of the communities and the folks who give them life. Some of the events are purpose-driven and some celebrate anniversaries of heritage. Then, there is the Golden Sweet Potato Festival. more

Hay show raises $32K to support ag program

The 56th version of the Mineola Hay Show continued the strong tradition of support for the Mineola agricultural education program – even if shaking up the format a bit. more

Mineola celebrates Iron Horse Heritage

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

Sound of the Swarm

Mineola's own Sound of the Swarm won the 2021 marching band championship, and we were there to document it. more
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