Moments in Time

• On Feb. 19, 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Of the 89 original members of the Donner Party, only 45 reached California. • On Feb. 22, 1918, swept along by hysterical fears of German spies, the Montana legislature passes a […]

Protect birds while feeding them


Many people enjoy feeding wild birds from backyard feeders, and it has become a huge industry, with billions of dollars spent each year in the U.S. on birdseed, feeders, baths, and other accessories. Letcher County has a large number of residents who watch birds and maintain backyard feeders. Birds certainly appreciate the tasty seeds and treats dispensed from our feeders […]

Mitchell Caudill dies at 65

Funeral services for Mitchell Dale Caudill, 65, of Jeremiah, were held February 15 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Mose Adams Cemetery at Jeremiah. A son of the late Bufford Dale and Vada Craft Caudill, he died February 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the widower of Opal Caudill, and later married Zola Denise […]

Visit to library brings memories



Hello everyone. I finally went to the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library and signed up for a library card this past week. I was asked if I ever had a card from that library or any other local libraries. I told the lady that the last time I was at the Whitesburg library, my mom checked out the book for […]

Golden Anniversary

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY — Doris and Kenneth Hall, of Cromona, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary February 18. Mrs. Hall also marked her 86th birthday on February 3. Mr. Hall is a retired coal miner and Mrs. Hall is a homemaker. The couple have three children, Karen Kiser of Neon, Denita Carter of Burdine, and Kenna Webb of Payne Gap; five grandchildren; […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1909 Under the headline “Gentle Spring!” the following appears on this week’s front page of The Mountain Eagle: “On my way to town the other day I met a mountaineer who told me another man told him that his boy knew a boy whose father told […]

Surprise birthday party planned

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In Loving Memory Nora Logan


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