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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elbon

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Elbon, will be observing their 60th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 21, 2021. Joe and Carol were married in 1961, just before Joe was drafted into the Army, where he was stationed at the Fort Eustis Army base, in Newport News, Virginia. Joseph worked as a mechanic at ...

David and Peggy Thompson

David and Peggy Thompson celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 2, 2021. They were married Aug. 2, 1996, in Winchester, Virginia. They currently reside in Elkins and attend Summit Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Levy

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Levy of Hicksville, Ohio, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date with family in the hills of West Virginia. Neil Levy and Starlet Ferguson were married July 31, 1971, by Rev. Sylvester Green at Orlena United Methodist Church in Gilman, West ...

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Birthday

The family of Emmy Booth Reed held a birthday celebration in her honor at the Wyndham Conference Center in Elkins on July 24. Emmy turned 90 on July 24, 2021. Born in Barbour County, Emmy has lived in Elkins since her marriage to Aldine Reed in 1949. Emmy, known as the matriarch of the ...

Anna M. Swisher

Anna M. Swisher of Beverly will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Wednesday, June 23. She was born in Clarksburg, and has been a resident of Beverly since 1953, soon after she was united in marriage to James L. Swisher who passed away on Nov. 27, 2007. Anna is the mother of three daughters, ...

Powell

Troy and Penni Powell announce the birth of a daughter, born at 8:39am, March 26 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. The baby girl weighed 4 pounds and 9.4 ounces and measured 17 inches long. The baby girl has been named Olivia Elizabeth Pearl Powell, after her aunt and great-great ...

Norma Jean Clark

Norma Jean Clark will celebrate her 95th birthday on May 2. She was born in Burnsville to the late Dr. M.E. and Dana Dale White. She graduated from Webster Springs High School, where she was head majorette. She has been a long-time resident of Elkins. Over the years she has enjoyed serving ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Angelea Roberta Kay Bernadette Ruby Goodwin and Matthew James Maynard

Linda and John R. Goodwin Jr., formerly of Parkersburg, West Virginia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angelea Roberta Kay Bernadette Ruby Goodwin, to Matthew James Maynard, son of Ralphene and James “Ken” Maynard, of Elkins, West Virginia. Angelea is a 2019 ...

Kristen Marie Sayre and Matthew David Hewitt

Arthur and Patty Sayre of Buckhannon announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marie Sayre, to Matthew David Hewitt, son of Dave and Pam Hewitt of Elkins. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, a 2012 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a ...

Hannah Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban

Hannah Faith Daniels of Beverly and Samuel Robert Urban of Elkins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen and Lori Daniels of Beverly and the granddaughter of Wilson and Rebecca Kenney of Elkins and the late John and Carol Daniels. She is ...

Christina Hedrick and Patrick Mallow

Christina Hedrick and Patrick Mallow of Elkins announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary and Joann Hedrick of Elkins. She is a 2001 graduate of Elkins High School and is employed with Randolph County Board of Education as a teachers ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Hanna Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban

Hannah Faith Daniels and Samuel Robert Urban were joined in holy matrimony Aug 1, 2020 in an outside ceremony at Black Bear Resort in Davis, overlooking the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge. Pastor, Bobby Benavides officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Lori Daniels of ...

Carly Payne and Donald Wolford Jr.

Kathryn Vance of Petersburg announces the engagement and forthcoming wedding of her granddaughter, Carly Payne, to Donald Wolford Jr., son of Donald and Pamela Wolford of Bluefield. The bride-elect is a student of Eastern Community and Technical College and is studying applied science. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Saverko

Kelly Gregory and Joshua Saverko were united in marriage Aug. 3, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marietta, Ohio. Pastor Chad Mugrage was the officiant. The bride is the daughter of Kyle and Brenda Gregory of Marietta, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Neil and Jeanette Gregory ...

Mr. And Mrs. Zackery Robert Watson

Emily Nicole Pingley and Zackery Robert Watson were married Sept. 28 in Valley Head. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Claudia Pingley of Huttonsville. She is the granddaughter of Kessler and Karma Pingley of Huttonsville and Frederick and Angelita Peterson of Buckhannon. The ...

Reunions | VIEW ALL

EHS Class of 1957 holds 62nd reunion

The Elkins High School Class of 1957 recently celebrated their 62nd graduation anniversary. The fun filled weekend in Elkins was enjoyed by 46 classmates and guests. Activities began with a Friday night buffet dinner at the home of classmates Dale and Pauline Newlon. Dinner was followed by ...

Columns | VIEW ALL

Making Summer Memories

Summer has been so appreciated this year. As August is upon us, one recognizes that enjoyable activities have returned to our schedules and being able to be part of our social order has done us all lots of good. While vaccinated folks have considerably more freedom to come and go, a reprieve ...

Adventure Lake

If putting a real splash into your summer is a goal, one may gather the family and head for Route 119 North out of Philippi to find Tygart Lake State Park on Grafton’s edge. A new and wonderful addition has been constructed among the facilities there and is known as the Adventure Lake ...

Teter Lake

If the sun’s hot rays are causing cravings for cool ocean waves, but a convincing argument has not been made for packing up and being part of the Eastern shore beach-mania, a surprising solution may exist within an hour’s drive of your home. An area “Best-Kept Secret” awaits you only ...

Fresh Strawberries

Those Central West Virginia natives among us recognize each May that it will not be long before ripened strawberries will be available from our area farms. Buckhannon’s annual Strawberry Festival has always ensured competitions among State strawberry growers and a native of that town has ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

Church extends thanks for assistance in living quarters construction

The congregation of the Heaston United Methodist Church of Hodgesville, WV along with their Pastor Gary Evans would like to thank a few of the people, businesses, and organizations for their help assisting our church in constructing living quarters for the 180 Center Inc., Turning lives ...

Finding peace and healing in times of unrest and distress

These are undoubtedly times of tremendous trials. The pandemic has not only brought about great loss but also has caused our lives to be even more complicated. We cannot go to see our elderly loved ones or receive visitors like we used to do. As a pastor, I have been limited in visiting ...

Are you ready for Christmas?

“Are you ready for Christmas?” the waitress asked my friend Jean and me as we were seated at Duke’s Restaurant in Elkins. I thought to myself, “Now, that’s a loaded question!” Christmastime is filled with a litany of expectations, even in these pandemic times. If that question ...

D&E president, choir participating in worship

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, the College Concert Choir and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial will share their faith at the 11 a.m. Feb. 16 service at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. The ...