Athletics Receives Leadership Gift To Replace Coliseum Seats

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons, in conjunction with the Mountaineer Athletic Club, continues to make significant progress in the Climbing Higher Campaign with the announcement of a major leadership gift to replace the 50-year-old seats in the WVU Coliseum. Ken and Jennifer Mason of Alma, […]

The W.Va. Strawberry Festival is now accepting applications for the 2020 pageants

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Junior Royalty Pageant – March 21 Boys and Girls 4-13 years old can complete, the 12-13-year-old girls will do an interview and all will model casual wear and party clothes. Applications are online at or call 304-642-1501. Deadline is March 10, 2020. Teen/Queen Pageant – March 22 Teen/Queen Pageant of the West Virginia Strawberry […]

Betty Louise Gifford

Obituary Betty Gifford

Betty Louise Gifford, 78, of Buckhannon passed away in the comfort of her home and surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. She was born in Buckhannon on May 28, 1941, a daughter of the late Virgil and Luella Gay Hinkle Ours. On May 12, 1961 she married the love of her life, […]

Eva Kathryn Queen Howes

Obituary Eva Howes

Eva Kathryn Queen Howes, 87, of Buckhannon, joined her husband in Heaven on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, after an extended illness. She was born in Buckhannon on February 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Ovid “Quay” and Ruth Sutton Queen. On April 13, 1953, Kathy married the love of her life, Dayton Ellis Howes, […]

Jerry Richard Lewis

Obituary Jerry Lewis

Jerry Richard Lewis, 64, of Varner Lane, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at his home.  He was born on October 11, 1955, in Upshur County.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Y. Bunner Lewis Easton and is survived by his father James W. Lewis and wife Ruth.  On September 28, 1974, […]

Flu, colds and other bugs widespread Tuesday throughout Upshur County Schools

BUCKHANNON – On Tuesday, cases of influenza, colds and other bugs were widespread throughout Upshur County, leaving county schools with many student and staff absences. Upshur County Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus confirmed there were 114 student absences Tuesday at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School. “Those who were absent Tuesday do not need to present doctor excuses,” […]

Paine Announces His Retirement as State Superintendent

Charleston, W. Va. – West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven L. Paine announced Wednesday that he will retire from his position effective June 30, 2020, or before if the State Board finds a suitable replacement prior to June 30, to care for a family member who is experiencing significant health issues, and to spend […]

Buckhannon woman arrested for allegedly using relatives’ checks to make purchases at Walmart

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon woman was arrested after allegedly taking and using checks associated with a bank account belonging to two relatives. April Kelly, 34, of Buckhannon was arrested Monday on three counts of forgery or uttering, a felony. According […]

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