September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

State money for gym project will be returned

Some $2.2 million in School Building Authority funding for the Berkeley Springs High School gymnasium building renovations project will be returned to the state soon, said Morgan County School Treasurer Nancy White.  The school system is unable More...

Opinions

Old game could make us all losers

Once again, as the nation is facing a default on its debts, Congress is playing an old game with new pieces. More...

A time for celebration

Tucked into our “Old Photos” file was this curious celebratory photo. An anniversary, perhaps, or someone’s retirement? More...

Columns

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service West Virginia University

304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/  Get out your famous family recipes and enter!   More...

Round The Town

—ACTUAL HEADLINE from Minnesota newspaper: “Total lunar eclipse will be broadcast live on public radio.”  —OLD WEATHER LORE: If worms and bugs go down deep in the fall, a cold winter is coming.  More...

Reading the Messenger

Cruising the Alaskan Inner Passage

Sandra and Ed Earls of Berkeley Springs carried The Morgan Messenger to the Sunshine capital of Southeast Alaska when they went on a cruise to Skagway and other Alaskan ports aboard the Star Princess More...

Obituaries

Dolores Y. Creek

1925-2013

Dolores Younker Creek of Hancock, MD died September 22, 2013 at her home.  Born at Hancock, MD July 21, 1925. Daughter of the late Benjamin A. Younker and M. Rosalie (Sensel Younker) preceded in death by her husband Albert G. More...

Gail W. Young

1940-2013

Gail William “Dip” Young, age 72, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home while under the care of his loving family and Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born October 30, 1940 in the “Old Factory” More...

Earl E. Stotler, Sr.

1945-2013

Earl Eugene Stotler, Sr., 68, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg.  Born August 7, 1945 in Magnolia, he was the son of the late John William and Gusta Mae Shambaugh Stotler More...

Sports

PVC Champions

Berkeley Springs High School golf Coach Dale McCumbee and his young squad turned in an upset performance on the links back on Monday, September 16.  The team behind low medalist senior Collin McPeak, 79, took first place in the 2013 PVC Champion More...

Haynes & Reed power Lady Indians to Bearcat Invitational Championship

At their current pace, the girl’s varsity cross country team at Berkeley Springs High School may force the athletic department to build a trophy case just for their own.  More...

Allman’s two hat tricks lead Lady Indians to victory

Berkeley Springs High School senior soccer player, Sarah Allman, is off to a strong start in her senior soccer season. This past week the Lady Indians picked up a pair of shutout wins behind Allman’s two hat tricks. More...

Rob Ford inducted into Apple Butter Hall of Fame

At the recent Apple Butter Festival Hall of Fame recognition luncheon, Rob Ford was inducted into the prestigious group of 60 people for his volunteer efforts.  More...

Tax office may soon accept credit cards for yearly bills

After many suggestions from taxpayers, Software Systems of Morgantown, W.Va. More...

Local man faces federal charges for sex crimes

AWarfordsburg, Pa. man, formerly of Berkeley Springs, was indicted last week in federal court for transporting a minor from Berkeley Springs across state lines in order to have sexual contact with her.  More...

News

County to phase out old boiler system at former hospital

A new heating and cooling system is proposed for the Pines Opportunity Center at the former War Memorial Hospital. More...

Appeal granted for Snake Eyes permit

After months of deliberation, the West Virginia Environmental Quality Board (EQB) reached a consensus on September 12 about the contested permit to build a wastewater treatment plant on Snake Eyes Lane in Morgan County.  More...

Phares says local school struggles are echoed around the state

State School Superintendent Dr. More...

Letters

Survey gathered ideas

Dear Editor:  Mr. Pritchard’s criticism in last week’s paper of the Special Levy Survey is unfounded at best and spitefully negative at worst.  More...

Garden clubs beautify town

Dear Editor:  We appreciate your readers’ kind words about the gardens on Fairfax Street in the September 18 issue of The Morgan Messenger.  There are two community-active gardening groups in Morgan County: The Master Gardeners, under More...

Voluntary survey, open to all

Dear Editor:  Eric Pritchard called the Special Levy survey wrong, bogus and misleading because it was not properly executed with randomly picked citizens. More...

What's Happening

Einstein performance here

Einstein is alive and performing at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs on Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Honor guards needed for 40th parade

Volunteers are needed for the Honor Guard at the 40th annual Apple Butter Festival parade in Berkeley Springs on October 12.  Any active military member or member of Veteran organizations are urged to call Victoria Luttrell at 304-676- 8543 as s More...

Morgan Arts Council annual meeting September 29

The Morgan Arts Council is holding its annual meeting in conjunction with an open house on Sunday, September 29 from 2-4 p.m. More...

Police & Safety

Town of Bath Police Report

304-258-1198

Town of Bath reported these recent calls:  September 15  Responded to a report of a burglary at 111 Depot Street. Report taken, under investigation.  September 17  More...

Court Report

A total of two people were charged with non-traffic convictions in court last Wednesday by Town Judge Tom Panebianco.  Roger Harvey, 53, of Winchester Grade Road, was sentenced to $576 in fines for driving on a suspended license and fleeing from More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  September 15  Domestic dispute Tolly Lane, verbal.  Civil complaint, Pratt Street, property condemned.  More...

School News

State School Superintendent hears citizens comments on Greenwood’s future, special levy

Nearly 50 people attended the September 17 Morgan County School Board meeting, including a crowd of Greenwood Elementary supporters and some special levy opponents who wanted to air their thoughts.  State School Superintendent Dr. More...