Hancock National Night Out set for this Tuesday

July 28, 2021

by Geoff Fox Last year, Hancock Police and the Town of Hancock put a damper on National Night Out events, reducing it to a fireworks display for 2020. This year though, it’s going to be a return to normal as National Night Out takes place Tuesday, August 3, in Widmeyer Park. The event kicks off…

Palmer is state finalist for School Service Personnel of the Year

July 28, 2021

by Kate Evans Holly Palmer, Paw Paw Schools cook III and cafeteria manager, was selected as one of 10 finalists for the West Virginia State School Service Personnel of the Year. Palmer was chosen as the Morgan County Schools Service Personnel of the Year at the March 30 Morgan County School Board meeting. Palmer has…

Delta variant, more contagious version of COVID-19, confirmed in Morgan County

July 28, 2021

by Kate Shunney West Virginia health officials are tracking the variant strains of COVID-19 and have confirmed the presence of the Delta (India-based) variant in Morgan County. This is the strain of the respiratory virus responsible for the current upswing in COVID illnesses across the U.S. As of Monday, July 26, there have been three…

School system releases plan for $4.7 million in federal ARP funds

July 28, 2021

Plan open for public comment by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools has shared their plan for spending $4.7 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding and is asking for public comment on that proposal. The planning team responsible for deciding what to do with $4,744,748 in federal dollars consisted of Superintendent Kristen Tuttle, School Treasurer…

Child drowns Saturday in southern Morgan County

July 27, 2021

West Virginia State Police are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of a two-year old girl in southern Morgan County on Saturday, July 24. Morgan County 911 received an emergency call at 10:19 a.m. on Saturday morning for a possible drowning at a residence in the 12000 block of Valley Road. South Morgan…

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