Cheers to the inaugural Mike McKinzie Memorial Poker that honored a local biker who left a legacy that inspired others to do the same. These are the events that bring people together and model kindness for others.

Cheers to the generations of Marion County families that worked hard to create yet another successful Mannington District Fair. The Fair is a great place to catchup with old friends and make new ones as well.

Cheers to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Riffle for releasing the name of the victim in the fatal July 10 crash on Country Club Road. The public has been waiting for more information on this tragedy.

Cheers to George Ramsey for his tireless effort to bring Fairmont The Fuzzy Knight Festival. Ramsey does a great job in spreading the word about one of Fairmont’s success stories.

Cheers to the White Hall Police Department and other local authorities and the role they played in lodging felony attempted murder charges against the two men involved in the near-fatal stabbing and assault that occurred at BFS convenience store on Aug. 3.

Cheers to Patrick and Amy Snively for stepping up to lead the 2020 fundraising campaign for the United Way of Marion and taylor counties. The needs are many and the task seems daunting, but we believe the goal can be achieved.

Cheers to the North Central West Virginia Airport and its plan to embark on a $70 million expansion plan. Airports play a large role in job creation and revenue that can be used for other municipal services.

Cheers to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services for rescuing five children from absolute squalor in a run-down residence in Mannington and arresting three adults for child neglect.

Cheers to Toothman and Sowers Ford for their new partnership on Route 250. We wish you every success possible.

Cheers to all of the 4-H and FFA students who entered livestock in the Mannington District Fair. Raising an animal teaches discipline, leadership, critical thinking skills, planning and record keeping, to name a few.

Cheers to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and another successful Annual Dinner. Congratulations to each honoree – you make Marion County a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Cheers to Clarksburg native and State Auditor J.B. McCuskey and his temerity in encouraging others to have more pride about their Mountain State during his speech at the Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Cheers to all of the highway crew members, first responders, firefighters and other who who took swift action after Thursday’s microburst of bad weather. You secured downed trees, downed power lines and controlled traffic and helped restore safety.

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