June 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Free summer day camp begins June 22

Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your child avoid the academic summer slide? More...

Paw Paw elects council & recorder

In Paw Paw’s municipal election last Tuesday, June 2, a handful of town voters picked four council members and a new town recorder during in-person voting at Paw Paw town hall.  More...

Brothers plead in counterfeiting case

Two brothers have admitted to a counterfeiting scheme in which one made fake $20 and $50 bills and both tried to pass the bills at two stores in Paw Paw last December.  Zachary W. More...

Opinions

Justice Dept. report shows how far we have to go

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin can’t ignore the findings of a U.S. More...

Who’s the happy couple?

Reader Pat Campbell brought this unidentified photo into the Messenger office recently, in the hopes that someone might know who the anniversary couple might be. More...

IN THE WILD

Cottontail Rabbits

by Dan Stiles Wildlife Biologist   Early on some mornings recently, we have watched as many as six cottontail rabbits moving about on our back yard. We have never before seen so many. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Rt. 522 north at Reynolds Store will hold its annual Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 21.  Guest speaker will be Doug Rinker. The public is welcome.   More...

Christiane Van Hout

1934-2015

After a long struggle with cancer, Christiane Van Hout passed away peacefully on June 3, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Silvia Merrill. More...

Preston L. Schoentube

Preston Louis “P.L.” Schoentube, 73, of Great Cacapon, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs.  Arrangements will be announced later by Helsley- Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Stre More...

Sports

A. Wallace Moore honored

The Division of Natural Resources recently honored the conservation efforts of A. Wallace Moore by placing a sign on the land that he sold to the State of West Virginia for half its value. More...

Free fishing weekend June 13-14

National Fishing and Boating Week 2015 will be highlighted by the annual Free Fishing Weekend June 13-14 according to Bob Fala, director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). More...

Cardinals

Biddy Buddy Basketball

Biddy Buddy Basketball - Cardinals - sponsored by McKiblerBee’s Country Store - fourth-fifth grade - front row, left to right: Raegan Johnson, Gabriella Fowler, Kiersten Jacob, Collin Widmyer a More...

Tuttle picked as Asst. School Superintendent

Berkeley Springs High School Principal Kristen Tuttle will become the new Assistant Superintendent for Morgan County Schools on July 1.  More...

Mock’s Greenhouse gears up for big expansion to local operation

Mock’s Greenhouse owners Paul and Raynette Mock are preparing to add 11 mid-sized greenhouses to their yearround, family-run hydroponics produce business in eastern Morgan County for growing more Bibb lettuce, ruffled and red and green oak leaf More...

RELAY FOR LIFE

June 13-14 Widmyer Track ~ Berkeley Springs

5-6 p.m. Team Registration 5-8 p.m. Luminaria Sales 6 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 6-7 p.m. Billy Pifer Band Peforms 6:25 p.m. Survivor/Caregiver Lap 6:35 p.m. Our Hometown Heroes Lap 6:45 p.m. K-9 Demo 7 p.m. More...

Rock Out Cancer

This year’s Relay for Life event for the American Cancer Society will kick off this Saturday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the Widmyer track in Berkeley Springs. Teams will continue to walk, share and gather until 6 a.m. More...

News

Capito seeks comments on rural broadband challenges

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently announced the Captio Connect Plan – her effort to bring attention to the lack of access to high speed internet service in West Virginia.  More...

Natural Resources announces public meetings to discuss proposed State Wildlife Action Plan

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold three public meetings across the state for wildlife enthusiasts and other interested parties to review and comment on the proposed State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP).  More...

Care Act to help patients, caregivers now law in W.Va.

The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act took effect, Monday June 8 in West Virginia.  This new law sets up guidelines for family caregivers. More...

What's Happening

Community resources that can help people Kick-off for a safe summer set for this Saturday

Senior Life Services of Morgan County 304-258-3096 or 304-947-7922 • Meals for seniors age 60 and older Monday-Friday at Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw centers. More...

Morgan County Library unmasks new reading program

Throughout both life and literature, heroes come in all shapes and sizes.  The Morgan County Library hopes to channel that fighting spirit with books about real and imagined heroes during the annual summer reading program. More...

Walters and Weigle awarded scholarships

Morgan County Democratic Executive Committee awarded $500 scholarships to Berkeley Springs High School seniors Allison Walters and Juanita Weigle on May 18. More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  May 31  Arrest of Anita Ann Foster, 47, possession of controlled deadly substance.  ATV complaint, Timber Ridge Road, crashed, one inj More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Greg Miller:  Jay Warren Hammer, 38, of Hammer Hill Lane, Great Cacapon, was sentenced to six months in jail and $430 in fines and costs for possession of a controlled substance and a driving suspension. More...

On the public docket

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

School News

Math and reading time at Greenwood

Greenwood Elementary students in second and third grade teacher Donna Meyer’s class work on a math equations puzzle as part of Earth Day activities. More...

Free sign language course

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Career advancement will offer a free non-credit American Sign Language course to community members.  Scheduled from June 10- July 29, the course will meet on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

4-H Camp for youth connects STEM learning with transportation careers

The annual National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) 4-H camp for students entering seventh through ninth grades continues to accept applications for the June 15-26 camp hosted by West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service.  More...