August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Firm to shore up dams at Cacapon State Park this fall

A concrete and drilling company headquartered in Spencer has applied for a Department of Environmental Protection permit to operate a small concrete batch plant at Cacapon State Park starting in November, according to a Public Notice published in thi More...

Early Deadline For Sept. 7 Issue

The Morgan Messenger will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.  In order to meet the deadline, we must ask that news items and advertisements for the September 7 issue be in by Friday, September 2.   More...

Opinions

The business end of health

Pharmaceutical company Mylan is deservedly in the hot seat these days. It’s come to light that they have jacked up the price of the common and lifesaving EpiPen steadily since 2007. More...

Camp Minnehaha was still in session

Local postcard collector Gene Miller picked up a little advertising pamphlet for Camp Minnehaha for Girls, which it said operated four miles outside of Berkeley Springs at the site of an old grist mill. No date is found on the item. More...

Wish I’d said that

The renown of great men should always be measured by the means which they have used to acquire it.  —Francois La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)  French writer  If you find a “Wish I’d Said That,” send it in.   More...

What's Happening

Cub Scout sign up

The first step in joining is attend a BeAScout night Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Springs State Park. Go to sign up to learn about all the fun things Cub Scouts do. More...

Patsy Cline Tribute Concert

A free Patsy Cline Tribute Concert with Suzie G from Scotland will be held Labor Day Monday, September 5, 4- 7 p.m. More...

September

Thursday, September 1 – Pleasant View Com. Center meet, 7 p.m. – Rotary Club, noon, EarthDog  Café – Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30, homes – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  Grace U.M. More...

Police & Safety

Streetscape this week: Fairfax Street closed for excavation

Last week saw completion of a concrete foundation on Fairfax Street between Washington Street and the Warm Springs bridge in preparation for laying new paver blocks.  Paver blocks were laid at the State Park corner and is mostly open for pedestr More...

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report

304-258-1067

Chief Deputy Wade Shambaugh reports the following calls, investigations and reports this past week:  August 21  Domestic dispute, S. Washington Street, verbal.  Alarm, Landis Lane, secure.  August 22  More...

Magistrates Report

Recent sentences from Magistrate Kermit Ambrose:  More...

School News

Book crates around town invite kids to read

Waiting room magazines have some cheerful competition for readership since local volunteers placed children’s book crates in 10 spots around Morgan County this summer.  More...

Rothstein earns Doctorate

Carol Rothstein, Berkeley Springs received a Doctor of Education degree from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md. during its 148th commencement ceremonies. More...

Shepherd to host annual college fair

Shepherd University is hosting the annual West Virginia College Day Tour on Monday, September 12, at the Wellness Center. More...

Parents urged to help contain spread of hand, foot and mouth disease at school

Three confirmed cases at Berkeley Springs High School

Morgan County Schools Superintendent David Banks said that Berkeley Springs High School had three confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth disease as of early afternoon yesterday, September 1.  There were no cases of the virus in other county sch More...

Mocks are conservation farm finalists

A Berkeley Springs hydroponics based greenhouse system, a Monroe County cattle farm and a Mason County crop/cattle operation are this year’s finalists for West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year.  More...

Hotel/motel tax shows surge in lodging

The Town of Bath collected $42,828 in Hotel/Motel tax this past fiscal year of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, making it the biggest amount collected in the last 10 years.  Records show the yearly amount of hotel/motel tax that was collected for More...

News

Old sheriff election paraphernalia found

Two pieces of election giveaways from E.C. Ambrose who ran and won for Morgan County Sheriff in 1936 were brought to The Morgan Messenger last week by J.D. Gross, formerly of Paw Paw.  More...

"Do Your Best" is September theme for Wonderful People

Our county gets a big "Do Your Best" for the County Commissioners and everyone who worked hard to bring home the contract to expand Blue Ridge CTC training at the old War Memorial Hospital site.  More...

Worship Directory

Unity of Berkeley Springs, New Earth Granary, 143 N. Mercer St., Berkeley Springs, 304-268-4222 or 304-258-2954. Celebration service, 10 a.m. Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald.   More...

Obituaries

Vernon Kuykendall, Jr.

1946-2016

Vernon “Dink” Kuykendall, Jr., 70, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Hospice Center in Aldie, Va.  Born February 9, 1946 in Berkeley Springs, he was the son of the late Vernon Isaac Kuykendall, Sr. More...

Sandra L. Thompson

1962-2016

Sandra Lee Thompson, 54, of Jensen Beach, Fla., died Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Fla.  Born July 20, 1962 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Loretta Louise Meile Raver Chmielewski, Great Cacapon and the More...

Betsy M. Stotler

1925-2016

Betsy M. More...

Sports

BSHS Cross Country Teams dominate home meet Paw Paw boys finish second

In the extreme heat last Saturday, August 27, the Berkeley Springs High School Cross Country Teams opened their season up with a home meet at Warm Springs Middle School. More...

Indians shutout Keyser, fall to Spring Mills

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Soccer Team traveled to Keyser last Tuesday, August 23 for a key sectional match up against the Golden Tornado.  The Indians wasted no time establishing their dominance and when the final horn sounded Ber More...

Updated BSHS athletic events

Wednesday, August 31 - Varsity & JV Volleyball, 6 p.m. at Moorefield.  Thursday, September 1 - Golf, 11 a.m., at Musselman.  Friday, September 2 - Varsity Football, 7 p.m. home, Keyser.  More...