Another Reunion in the books; Campers weather heat throughout

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

As the sun started setting Saturday evening, Joann McDaniel joined several members of her family at their cabin for one last night of fun at Reunion.

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Winding down Reunion

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018
By Joe Duty

Banx Schutze, 2, of Dallas, plays foosball at the Wren camp.

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Bingo makes Reunion comeback

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Mary Dorsey's hand shot in the air as she yelled "bingo" with a squeal Monday night at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion.

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Washed out: Game harder than it appears

Washed out: Game harder than it appears

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

There is an art to pitching a washer. Some will tell you it's all about the angle of the washer when it hits the board.

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Summer gathering

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Joe Duty

Kelton Brooks practices throwing bean bags Tuesday night at Reunion.

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Special tradition: Reunion returns for 137th year

Special tradition: Reunion returns for 137th year

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By Austin Jackson

It began with a feast. After the amen, around 250 to 300 PawPaw's, grandbabies, in-laws and cousins funneled into a line, Sunday night.

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Top toss: Nation, Laaser hope to defend title

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Across the spectrum of competition where players send objects into holes, there's hallowed ground.

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Together again

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By Joe Duty

Members of the Gage and Riley camp sport red noses to complete the circus theme of their cabin.

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Reunion time again in Wise

Reunion time again in Wise

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

Cabin fever will soon be sweeping over Wise County.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County's weeklong party at the Old Settlers Reunion will gets started next weekend with campers dinner and cabins decorating contest Sunday.

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Party on

Party on

Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Joe Duty

Cary Bohn and friends hang out at the cabin as the 2017 Wise County Old Settlers Reunion draws to a close.

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Waxing poetic: Reunion traditions treasured by families

Waxing poetic: Reunion traditions treasured by families

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
By David Talley

Every Reunion cabin has a story. Families come every year to reconnect, cook, laugh and love, building decades of traditions into their late July home away from home.

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Carrying on the tradition

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
By Joe Duty

The carnival at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion is especially popular after the sun goes down and attendees can ride the rides without facing the July heat.

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Cabin fever: Reunion campers get creative with outdoor decor

Cabin fever: Reunion campers get creative with outdoor decor

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

"This ain't no yard sale, so get!" The message is scrawled in red spray paint across a door, which is leaning against a tree, but it's hard to tell otherwise with random items scattered in front of the cabin at the back of Joe Wheeler Park.

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A week at Joe Wheeler

A week at Joe Wheeler

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Joe Duty

An aerial drone photo shows preparations beginning for the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion.

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Full week of events slated for Reunion

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

Wise County Old Settlers Reunion returns next week, and that means nightly entertainment at the pavilion.

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Canadians claim washer record

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise County's reign as the home of the largest washer tournament in the world is coming to an end.

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Reunion make-ready

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Joe Duty

Joe Wheeler Park is quiet this week leading up to the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion, which starts Monday.

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World record, eh?

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Racey Burden

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the washers.

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Faces of Reunion

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Wise County Old Settlers Reunion elicits a range of joyous emotions - from squeals on the midway to belly laughs with friends.

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