June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed 522 bypass project still on state’s radar

Three weeks ago, motorists idling at the intersection of Route 9 and U.S. 522 were greeted by survey crews handing out dark blue postcards. The cards asked drivers to go online and complete a survey of their driving habits in Berkeley Springs. More...

Local family escorted through National Police Week

William Dewitt Talbert was a policeman who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and recently his surviving family honored his memory in Washington, D.C. at National Police Week. More...

Opinions

Born of difference

As towns and cities mark the 150th birthday of West Virginia this week, citizens get a chance to mull over the troubled times of America’s Civil War. More...

I can read the paper where?

Readers of The Morgan Messenger now have a new way to see and interact with the newspaper through our updated and reformatted website at www.morganmessenger.com. More...

When we were Virginia

The West Virginia State Archives shared this scene of the movement of troops during the Civil War, back when Martinsburg was a city in Virginia. More...

Columns

IN THE WILD

Riding the Lawnmower We have far too much lawn to mow out here. The riding lawnmower drinks up six gallons of gasoline by the time the job is finished. More...

Healing the invisible wounds of war

Imagine you’re the mom of three young boys with special needs. You are deeply proud of your husband, a combat veteran who served five tours of duty and earned two combat action badges. More...

Round The Town

—MAN PONDERS: Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the airport carousel never belongs to anyone? —OLD WEATHER LORE: The cry of a rain-dove indicates warm weather. More...

Calendar

June

Thursday, June 20– 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

Mildred L. Schumaker

1910-2013

Mildred L. Schumaker, age 102, of Berkeley Springs, WV and formerly of Webster, NY died June 8, 2013 at Berkeley Springs Rehab & Nursing. She was born October 28, 1910 in Walworth, NY daughter of the late Henry and Martha Bendschneider Sander. More...

Isaac C. Poling

1926-2013

Isaac Charles Poling, 86, of Little Orleans, Md. died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Western Maryland Regional Health Center in Cumberland, Md. More...

Eddie L. Cunningham

1946-2013

Eddie L. Cunningham, 66, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at his home. Born August 10, 1946 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. he was the son of the late Richard and Julia M. (Barker) Cunningham. More...

School News

Dean’s List

HCC Hagerstown Community College recently announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must be attending school full-time (12 credits or more) and must maintain a GPA of 3.5 and above. More...

D.A.R.E. program teaches kids to resist drugs & peer pressure

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program plays a vital role in teaching Morgan County students to stay away from drugs and alcohol, resist peer pressure and violence and make healthy decisions. More...

Schools honor retirees for many years of service

Morgan County Schools recognized eight professional and service personnel retirees for their years of service at an awards ceremony at the close of the school year. More...

Vintage cars on Father’s Day

Vintage vehicles made for a perfect Father’s Day, as Harry Didawick (middle), Tammi Stotler (right) and granddaughter Mackenzie (left) show off their classic Ford Pick-up Truck at the Mountain More...

Man killed by truck collision

Around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, traffic was backed up through Berkeley Springs for miles after a fatal collision between a snow cone vendor and a box truck. More...

Webster defeats Anderson in Bath town election

Long-time Town of Bath mayor Susan Webster held onto her municipal post after last Tuesday’s town election. Webster, who has been mayor since 1996, reined in 101 votes Only 24 residents backed her challenger, businessman John Anderson. More...

News

State invited to ring in W.Va’s 150th birthday

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has invited schools, churches, and individuals across the state to participate in a bell ringing in honor of West Virginia’s 150th birthday. More...

Local woman hears a new world of sounds through a cochlear implant

Berkeley Springs resident Ronnie Grove is excited to be rediscovering the world of sound through the technology of a cochlear implant after living for over 52 years with profound hearing loss. Grove, who is 69, worked at CNB Bank. More...

Relay For Life block party Saturday

The second annual Relay For Life Block Party will be Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge parking lot. The event is sponsored by Mountain State Cruisers and Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge. More...

Letters

Kinder to leave dogs at home

Dear Editor: On a very warm and muggy 88 degree afternoon I noticed a large dog in the back of a truck in the Food Lion parking lot. She was barely able to stick her nose out to get fresh air through a small window in the back of the truck cap. More...

Fed up with dumpers

Dear Editor: Just last night, my wife was sitting on her back porch and could hear some commotion on the road behind our property. More...

Get used to it

Dear Editor: It has recently been reported that our government now keeps track of all our telephone use. They keep records of the numbers we call, the time we call, and how long we talk. All I can say, is “get used to it.” More...

What's Happening

Concerts in the Park begin Saturday, July 6

The Morgan Arts Council (MAC) launches its 27th season for Summer Concerts in the Park with a seven concert line-up that begins Saturday, July 6 and continues through August 17. More...

Cacapon State Park events

This is West Virginia’s 150th birthday, and an appropriate time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. Join us at Cacapon State Par for events and recreational, cultural and outdoor opportunities for participants of all ages. More...

Ice House rededication

The public can attend a ceremonial rededication of the Ice House on the art center's south lawn at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21. Major renovations have been underway. 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: June 9 Arrest of Heather R. Shaw, 26, possession on CDS. Report of suspicious vehicle, Valley Road, all secure. More...

On the public docket

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

Sports

14th annual golf tournament

The 14th annual Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament took place on June 5 at Cacapon State Park. All money raised goes toward the Chamber’s commitment to community projects. More...

Morgan County Little League

Yellow Jackets Wolverines Florida Gators Sun Devils More...

Chip Shots

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