September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

Mark your calendars for the upcoming “Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day” event, held on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Fritzi joins Town of Bath police force

Fritzi is the first female police dog ever for the Town of Bath Police Department. Lance Marshall, the town officer who handles her, said that when she’s home she is just like any other dog. More...

Opinions

The mud slinging and stink bugs have arrived

“Let us not be afraid to help each other – let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. More...

All girls together

Good friends never go out of style. Two readers brought us some vintage photos of local girls passing the time with their pals here in Morgan County.  More...

Letters

Improve BSHS

Dear Editor: I taught at Berkeley Springs High School before moving to a higher paying district in another state. A vulnerable multi-building campus, BSHS is on a main road and it is completely insecure. More...

9/11 Memorial Service

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Tiny Warrior

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What's Happening

Miller catches 27 lb. fish

Jordan Miller of Berkeley Springs caught a 45 inch Muskie weighing in at 27 lbs. He caught the fish in the Potomac River in Hancock, Md. on Saturday, September 13. More...

Paw Paw Public Library will host Mary Lincoln

Mary Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln will be portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood at Paw Paw Public Library on Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m. The free presentation is possible through the History Alive! More...

Free program on heart disease

Local residents wanting to know more about coronary artery disease can attend a free program offered by War Memorial Hospital. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week: September 7 Single vehicle crash Fearnow Road, no injuries. Arrest of Keith Eric Barker, 43, D.U.I. with a minor. More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller: Nathan Bay Frye, 30, of Cumberland, Md., was sentenced to two years in jail and $430 in costs and fines for domestic battery and unlawful restraint. More...

On the public docket

All local government meetings are open to the More...

School News

Robbie Mann to perform senior recital at Glenville

Glenville State College Bluegrass Music major Robbie Mann will perform his Senior Fiddle Recital on Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public. More...

Dean’s List

Students from the Morgan County area making the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester 2014 at West Virginia University include: More...

Open house at Woodmont Lodge

The public gathers on the front porch of Woodmont Lodge in Hancock, Md., at an open house held Sunday, September 14. More...

Local salon picks hula hoops over ice buckets for charity

Stylists at Total Image Salon put their own spin on the popular ALS ice bucket challenge last week, when Katrina Rockwell challenged several local businesses to hula hoop for charity, rather than douse themselves with frigid water. More...

News

Correction

Last week’s edition of The Morgan Messenger included a notice in “Round the Town” about the observance of Patriot Day on Thursday, September 11. We incorrectly stated that federal offices would be closed in honor of the day. More...

New owners at bowling center

The new cosmic bowling lights glisten, the updated jukebox glows, and the classic arcade games output nostalgic sound effects inside Tom and Sandra Lombardo’s new Berkeley Springs Bowl. More...

Susan Waugh honored by Chamber of Commerce

Susan Waugh is one of the local volunteers being honored by the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce. She will join the other 66 members of the Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame. More...

Columns

Under the dome

Cities & towns seek Home Rule slots to tackle key issues

A total of 22 West Virginia cities have applied for the 16 new slots in the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. And they won't have to wait long to learn whether or not they have made the cut. More...

Wish I’d said that

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. More...

IN THE WILD

American Sweet Gum

About thirty years ago when our daughter was a little kid, she noticed a plant growing between the cracks of the cement sidewalk in front of our home. More...

Calendar

September

Thursday, September 18– Alanon, 7:30, First U.M.Church– Rotary Club, noon, EarthDogCafé– Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,Grace U.M. Church– S.S. More...

Obituaries

Cynthia L. Miller

1949-2014

Cynthia Lea Miller, 64, formerly of Berkeley Springs and the daughter of Betty L. Miller, Berkeley Springs and the late Robert Miller, passed away September 13, 2014 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. More...

Gertha O. Francis

1946-2014

Was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Michael and Elsie McDermott and two brothers, John Sauter, Jr. and Raymond Sauter. More...

Wilson E. “Gene” Dagenhart

1944-2014

Wilson Eugene “Gene” Dagenhart, 69, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, died Monday, September 8, 2014, in Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. More...

Sports

Three straight Golf PVC Championships

Beddow takes low medalist honors

Make it three straight PVC golf championships for the Berkeley Springs High School Golf Team. More...

Lady Indians drop three

This past week in Berkeley Springs Lady Indian soccer action saw the varsity girls program go 0-3. The youthful Lady Indians, however, did not go down easy as they hung tough with competition. More...

Saints march past Indians, 34-20

In a game that looked like the Berkeley Springs High School Indians would power past the visiting St. James Saints for their first victory of the 2014 season turned into another heartbreaking loss for the Tribe. St. James from Hagerstown, Md. More...

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