April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County agrees to match EDA grant from state

Morgan County Commissioners voted 2-1 last Thursday, April 2, to sign a resolution backing the county’s Economic Development Authority’s grant application to the state Department of Commerce and provide a $30,000 match to that grant throu More...

Opinions

Bath adopts 2015-2016 budget with tax increase The urge to grow

The Town of Bath adopted a $607,548 budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 on March 24. The budget includes slightly higher tax rates on real estate values that rose slightly.  The next fiscal year runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. More...

Join the ringing tribute to Abraham Lincoln

At twenty-two minutes past seven o’clock on the morning of April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln passed into immortality, succumbing to a gunshot wound to his brain. He had lain comatose for just over nine hours. More...

A limited time offer

Jay Lawyer found this old Hunter’s Hardware advertising poster 30 years ago at a yard sale held by Richard Butler and Bob Kerns. He uncovered it recently and brought it by to share with our readers.  More...

Columns

A Dibble Bar

I would imagine most people are unfamiliar with a dibble bar. I have owned one for many decades, and it is as good as new. It is a heavy gardening tool and tough as nails. More...

Round The Town

—WOMAN SAID: Experts tell you that spring is the time to get rid of items in your home that are just gathering dust. More...

Calendar

Upcoming workshop on grants for local food growers

The West Virginia University (WVU) and West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Services will offer two training sessions to help applicants for federal local food and farmers' market grants to successfully apply for funding.  More...

Senior Life Services Menu

Thursday, April 9 - Western omelet, oven fried potatoes, California blend and stewed vegetables.  Friday, April 10 - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and pineapple.  Monday, April 13 - Hot dog on bun, baked beans, cauliflow More...

Activities

Thursday, April 9 - Breakfast at the truck stop; yoga stretches 10:15; jackpot bingo 11.  Friday, April 10 - Bingo 10; tap dancing class.  Monday, April 13 - Isometric exercise 8:45; nifty gifty 10-1; canasta 9; computer class 10; Attorney More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  March 29  Two vehicle crash, Cacapon Road, no injuries.  Arrest of Arial Ann Rhodes, 23, possession less than 15 grams.  Domestic More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  Ricky Gordon Eubank, 56, of Cacapon Road, Berkeley Springs, was sentenced to six months and a day in jail plus $881 in costs, fines and a replacement fee for killing a bear in closed season and p More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Berkeley Springs High School takes pride in Success designation

Berkeley Springs High School is celebrating being designated a state Success school-the highest state designation. More...

The Library Goddess

Morgan County Public Library 304-258-3350

Winter is finally gone, it’s time to get out of hibernation and enjoy the spring weather.  More...

Student screenings

Morgan County Schools  Scoliosis Screenings  More...

Fire claims home near Pious Ridge

Area firefighters battled a Pious Ridge fire last Thursday evening that totaled a home and started a small blaze in nearby woods. Crews worked under difficult conditions to get water to the scene since there was no fire hydrant in the area.  More...

Hopping through Cacapon State Park

Parents and their kids battled the wind on Saturday, April 4, searching for the elusive golden egg at Cacapon State Park during an Easter Egg Hunt. Over 100 people were in attendance. More...

News

How electricity alternatives are changing the world

Continued from last week  Last week’s article covered the ever-changing nature of alternative energy such as solar, and discussed the somewhat sad story of modern electricity’s founder, Nikola Tesla. More...

More Train Depot history

I would like to correct the date of the depot receiving recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. An article in the April 1 Morgan Messenger said it was 2009. I took the nomination for the depot to Parkersburg on September 22, 2000. More...

Worship Schedule

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald. More...

Letters

Spiderman & K-9 22nd annual Uniquely West Virginia

Dear Editor:  I’m writing in reference to two stories in the Wednesday, March 25 edition.  More...

Wish I’d said that

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.  —E.B. More...

What's Happening

Singing and talking about food at the Ice House

Food is centerpiece of two performances presented by the Morgan Arts Council at the Ice House this weekend, April 11 and 12.  Saturday at 7:30 p.m., three of West Virginia's premier performers stage a concert as Potluck. More...

Stargazing events

The Morgan County Observatory Foundation will host public stargazing parties at the observatory the next two Friday nights, April 10 and 17 beginning at 8:30 p.m.  There will also be a special ‘Redbud Weekend’ star party Saturday, Ap More...

April Happening

Thursday, April 9 – Mt. State Cruisers, 7 p.m.,  Wesley Chapel – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Apache 4-H Club, Pl. More...

Obituaries

Sandra L. Kesecker-Long

1947-2015  Sandra Lynn Kesecker- Long, 67, of St. More...

Betty L. Hankey

1926-2015  Betty Lee Shirley Hankey, 88, of Bel Air, Md., died Friday, April 3, 2015 at her home.  Born December 22, 1926 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Lester William Shirley and Viola Mae McBee Shirley Rogers.  She More...

Ruth V. Watts

1923-2015  Ruth Virginia Watts, 92, of Berkeley Springs, formerly of Hancock, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born January 9, 1923 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the la More...

Sports

New game check system in effect for West Virginia hunters

For the first time, hunters and trappers are able to check in their game from their phones or computers as of April 1. The new system takes effect just in time for the 2015 spring gobbler season, which runs from April 27 through May 23. More...

Tribe defeats Spring Mills

Splits doubleheader

Last week the Berkeley Springs High School Indians Baseball Team picked up some steam before heading into Spring Break week. The Tribe traveled to Spring Mills to play the Cardinals on Monday, March 30. More...

Little League season opens Saturday

Little League Opening Day is scheduled for this Saturday April 11, weather permitting. Players and parents are asked to be at the Morgan County Ballfield Complex at 9:30 a.m. Opening day ceremonies will start at 10 a.m.   More...

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