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Spring shines on annual Hancock egg hunt

There was a heavy turnout for Saturday’s Annual Community Easter egg hunt, as children and families gathered at Widmeyer Park to gather eggs and prizes in celebration of Easter. The event, sponsored each year by the Hancock Lions Club and Hancock United Methodist Church, had been set for March 24 but weather pushed it to […]

Spring sprinkles don’t stop egg hunt

The Annual Darcy MAcLachlan Easter Egg Hunt in Berkeley Springs State Park went ahead despite Easter Sunday sprinkles on April 1. Sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 60 and supported by Post 60 Legionnaires and Unit 60 Auxiliary, the event attracted hundreds to the downtown park. Thousands of eggs were spread around […]

Play ball!

The start of the baseball season has been a cause for celebration for a long time around here. This is a clipping from a May 1904 issue of The Morgan Messenger about a cross-Potomac showdown between Berkeley Springs and Hancock.

David S. Clonch

1932-2018 David Spurgeon Clonch, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born August 16, 1932 in Gallia County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Abner and Frances Newell Clonch. He was a member of Hancock Church of the Nazarene. He served in […]

Ruth H. Ward

1923-2018 Ruth Harmison Ward, 94, Charles Town, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her home. Born May 6, 1923 in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Morgan Samuel Harmison and Nellie Blanche Custer Harmison. She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, Columbia Business School in Hagerstown, Md. and the IBM […]

Elizabeth M. Lower

1933-2018 Elizabeth Mae Lower, 85, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC. Born March 27, 1933 in Plainfield, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Otto Anton and Elizabeth Shaeffer Becker. She was a Christian. She graduated high school in New Jersey and had been a homemaker for most […]

John M. Hobday

1935-2018 John Mark Hobday, 82, of Morgantown, passed away on March 27, 2018 at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. Mark was born in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on December 11, 1935, the son of the late Robert Preston Hobday and Frances Virginia (Bohrer) Hobday. Mark spent his career as an Electrical Engineer and was the first […]

Donald L. Miller

1935-2018 Donald Lee “Pickle” Miller, 82, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at his home. Born October 22, 1935 in Morgan County, he was the son of the late Edward and Emma Mason Miller. He was of the Protestant faith. He attended schools in Morgan County. He was service attendant at Roy’s Service Center for 26 […]

Nancy E. Talbert

1944-2018 Nancy Elizabeth Talbert, 73, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at War Memorial Hospital. Born August 24, 1944 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alberta Picton. She was a graduate of Walter Johnson High School in Montgomery County, Md., she also received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at […]

Local brothers brought together during Vietnam War

Two local brothers who served in the military during the Vietnam War wound up stationed in Danang for close to a year together. The Higby brothers were in different branches of the military and lived in very different conditions during their time in Vietnam, said Ted Higby, now of Hagerstown. Ted Higby was an infantry […]

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