Weekly Recap: From Miss West Virginia USA to Girls State, and everything in between

The first full week of June flew by as summertime activities got into full swing.

We kicked off the week by reporting the results from the Miss West Virginia USA and Teen USA pageants, which attracted talent from around the state to West Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus.

We then previewed several upcoming activities, including Girls State opening this weekend at Davis & Elkins College; a History Bowl Legends Tournament coming later this month; BuckhannaCon, which was held Saturday at SYCC; the 30th-anniversary celebration for the Upshur County Parish House; West Virginia’s free fishing weekend; and an upcoming Young Storytelling Camp at Glenville State University in July.

Probably the biggest city news of the week is that council received word from the post office that some addresses might need to be changed to due new postal software. Council discussed moving to the universal addressing system used by the county, which would mean virtually every city resident would have a new address.

Council also opted to broaden some of its boards to include county residents; celebrated an arts agreement with West Virginia Wesleyan College and ART26201; agreed to work with the school system to demolish a building on Victoria Street; and hosted B-U Chamber of Commerce members for a tour of the new street department facility on Mud Lick Road.

In education news, we published information on an upcoming event at St. Joseph’s Hospital for recent graduates focused on healthcare careers, announced the Glenville State University honor rolls, and posted a press release on the new Fairmont State interim president.

In healthcare, the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department is temporarily moving to College Avenue starting Monday, and St. Joseph’s Hospital honored Jennifer Bunner with its VIP award.

As summer sports action gets going, we highlighted Zach Calef-Boring receiving Big 10 All-Conference baseball honors, the weekly action at the Elkins Raceway, All-State softball honors, and another Post 7 baseball win.

Finally, our crossword this week features city streets — have fun and good luck!

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