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Mural reflects message of unity

“In unity, there is strength.” For generations to come, motorists traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 69 (South Pacific St.) in Mineola will be reminded of that message, emblazoned across the top of a colorful mural – the first major public art of the Wood County Unity Mural Project. more

Dance Dimensions does Disney

A team of dancers from Dance Dimensions in Mineola performed at Disney in Florida earlier this month. After sending in a video, the team was invited to perform in 2020 but had to be postponed due to … more

Mineola retiree COLA gets lukewarm reception

A plan to give city of Mineola retirees a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that would also impact future retirees got mixed reactions from the city council Monday. The plan would cost $85,000 the … more

Class of '62 gathers

The Quitman High School Class of 1962 held a 60th reunion at the Red Dome Saturday evening. more

County orders outdoor burning ban

Wood County commissioners voted unanimously to approve an order to prohibit outdoor burning in unincorporated areas of the county for 90 days from Tuesday’s date. more

Protect animals from fireworks

Every year pets suffer as a result of fireworks. This year the Mineola Fire Department will be hosting the firework show at the Mineola Civic Center at dusk on July 4th. Please remember the following because this could be a very stressful time for many pets of all different breeds. more

Second-chance poles fly Old Glory

“You can get the impression, by what’s in the news every day, that people are not proud of our country, that no one loves our country, and that what our nation stands for is not good. Nothing could be farther from the truth.” Ryan Pool was speaking about how and why he had come to purchase and install used flagpoles in the Mineola area. more

Chamber updates membership

Mineola Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2021 just a little late on Friday. With the pandemic preventing the annual membership meetings the past two years, chamber members gathered for lunch at the Mineola Civic Center to hear plans, pass out awards and get updates on activities. more

A Marine’s perspective on the 4th

July 4 is America’s holiday.

For a Quitman graduate who has made a career of the military, it holds deep meaning, but he’s unsure if that’s the case for everyone. more

Go Skating Day rolls through

Go Skateboarding Day was celebrated at the Mineola Community Skate Park last Tuesday with a variety of activities. more

You can still fill up at this station – with food

In the world of building renovations, there are times when it just comes together as if it were meant to be. That pretty much explains the transition of the old Sinclair gas station on the northwest … more

Preserving history

The Wood County Historical Commission has commissioned reprints of the Wood County Democrat’s 120-page centennial edition newspaper from July 1950, from left, commission members Jim Phillips, … more
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