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WVDNR launches hellbender, mudpuppy citizen science survey

In an effort to learn more about the distribution of hellbenders and mudpuppies, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has launched a citizen science project to track sightings of these important but declining salamanders around the state. The project, which will take two years to complete, gives anglers, science[Read More…]

James Ronald Couch

James Ronald Couch 1955-2023 James Ronald Couch, age 67, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born, November 26, 1955 in Mason, W.Va., he is the son of Isabelle Virginia Stobert Couch of Ravenswood, W.Va.[Read More…]

Shirley Hovermale Bohrer

Shirley Hovermale Bohrer May 9, 1939-January 28, 2023 Shirley was born to Ray and Evelyn Henry Hovermale at Martinsburg City Hospital. She was raised on the family’s farm in southern Morgan County where she spent her entire life until she moved to Spring Arbor Assisted Living in June of 2021.[Read More…]

New data shows school attendance improving slightly, says director

by Kate Evans Morgan County Schools Attendance, Maintenance and Safety Director Jeromy Duelley presented new data at the January 24 Morgan County School Board meeting that indicated increased student attendance and decreased chronic absenteeism at county schools. County, school attendance Duelley said that Morgan County Schools average attendance as of[Read More…]

Della Dean Leach

Della Dean Leach 1927-2023 Della Dean Leach, 95, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died Thursday, January 26, 2023 at her daughter, Barbara’s home in Great Cacapon. Born October 31, 1927 at Crockett, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late French Maiden King and Coela Sharitz King. Before she was two years old,[Read More…]

Joann Elizabeth Coffman

Joann Elizabeth Coffman 1947-2023 Joann Elizabeth (Snow) Coffman, age 75, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 at her home while under the care of Hospice. Born November 18, 1947 in Berkeley Springs, she was the daughter of Goldie and Belvie Snow of Hancock, Md. Joann[Read More…]

Morgan County Saddle Club hosts annual awards banquet

by Lisa Schauer The Morgan County Saddle Club held its annual awards banquet at the American Legion Post 60 in Berkeley Springs on Saturday, January 14. The banquet included an awards ceremony, induction of officers, door prizes, a light display, dinner and dancing. Inducted as the saddle club’s slate of[Read More…]