Tyler County has a lot to be thankful for this year.
Though municipal and county budgets are tight, our finances are good shape.
Students attending the county schools have won any number of honors and prizes pursuing their passion for academia, creative endeavors and sports.
Local choirs have performed in Charleston. TCHS's marching band may need to build another trophy case to display all the trophies and awards it took home this season.
Silver Knights' volleyball team won the sectional and regional championships while the Wildcats' volleyball team won the Mason-Dixon Conference title.
The Silver Knights' football team made it to the state playoffs.
Our church community continues to be strong.
Infrastructure has improved, as many water leaks have been repaired in Middlebourne and Sistersville.
Sistersville General Hospital appears to be charting a new course with a search for a new chief executive officer.
Fourth of July fireworks and gigantic Halloween and Alumni parades were reminders of how much the community has to offer.
During the election, political candidates expressed civility toward each other. After the results were tabulated, Republicans and Democrats came together to offer congratulations for those folks who were elected, and a pat on the back for those candidates who gave it their best shot.
For all this and more, Tyler County should be proud, and happy for all its blessings.