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Keefer, Cline, Baker win new terms on commission

by Geoff Fox & Kate Shunney After months of candidates campaigning, voters turned out on Tuesday, November 6, to let their voices be heard across Maryland and the nation. Locally, eleven candidates sought five seats on the county commission. Three incumbent commissioners won their seat back while two newcomers will join them. Jeff Cline was […]

High School holds annual Veterans Day ceremony

by Geoff Fox Each year, students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony where students assemble in the auditorium listening to speakers talk about the sacrifices soldiers have made throughout history. At 11 a.m. Monday morning, Principal Sabrina McCoy greeted those in attendance in the auditorium to the ceremony, including students […]

Great Berkeley Springs Book Read kicks off

by Kate Evans Is there a book you’ve loved that’s really changed your life or that left a long-lasting impact? Or a treasured book you’ve read many times, whose characters inspired you or that holds special memories? The Morgan County Public Library wants to hear about its patrons’ favorite book during their Great Berkeley Springs […]

Fire destroys garage, damages camper

by Kate Evans Area firefighters battled a structure fire last Saturday near Hedgesville that completely destroyed a garage and caused some damage to a camper that was someone’s residence. The fire call came to Morgan County 911 Dispatch Center at 6:13 p.m. on November 10 for a structure fire on Fox Hollow Lane which is […]

Sarah K. Candler

Sarah K. Candler 1937-2018 Sarah Kesecker Candler 81, of Danville, Va., died Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Riverside Health & Rehabilitation. Mrs. Candler was born in Morgan County, W.Va., on November 3, 1937 a daughter of the late Kenneth Custer Kesecker and Mary Elizabeth Crone Kesecker. Mrs. Candler worked as a Dental Hygienist and later […]

Stanley H. Bigelow

Stanley H. Bigelow 1929-2018 Stanley Howard Bigelow, 89, of Berkeley Springs, died Sunday, October 28, 2018 at his home. Born February 13, 1929 in the Belgian Congo, Africa, he was the son of Howard and Anna Elizabeth Sayer Bigelow. He was a Christian. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., one year […]

Frederika W. Breslin OFS

Frederika W. Breslin OFS 1926-2018 Frederika Whitney Breslin, SFO, 92, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Mercy Center in Dallas, Pa. Born September 27, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Robert Joseph and Julia Frederika Whitney Breslin. She was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic […]

Jacqueline A. Goller

Jacqueline A. Goller 1941-2018 Jacqueline Ann Rhodes Goller, 77, of Citrus Springs, FL died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at her home, with her daughters in attendence. Jackie was the daughter of Herman W. Rhodes, Sr. and Ada Willis Rhodes of St. Petersburg, Fla. She was the wife of Garreth F. Goller former Assessor of Morgan County deceased. She is survived […]

Ruth M. Parlett

Ruth M. Parlett 1926-2018 Ruth Maxine Parlett, 92, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, November 12, 2018 at The Berkeley Springs Center, LLC. Born January 6, 1926 in Patterson Creek, she was the daughter of the late Albert H. and Carrie Susan Oglesbee Broome. She attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon. She was a 1943 […]

Tribe falls to Pendleton County to end season

by Jamie Harris Morgan Field was the site for the season ending game for the Berkeley Springs High School Indians as they hosted the Class A playoff bound Pendleton County Wildcats on Friday, November 2. Berkeley Springs was staring the possibility of finishing the season 0-10 and was hoping to use the rainy field conditions […]