Wellsburg 5K Race Has Storied Past

By: John L. DavisThe Wellsburg Fourth of July 5K traces its roots to the Wellsburg Town Run of the early 1970s. Back then, a running “boom” was sweeping the United States on the heels of Frank Shorter’s inspiring victory in the 1972 Olympic Games marathon. Countless Americans of all ages[Read More…]

WV DoHS Issues Summer EBT Cards to Eligible Students

The West Virginia Department of Human Services (DoHS), in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), began mailing West Virginia Summer EBT (WV-SEBT) benefits to eligible students on June 16.The WV-SEBT program will provide short-term grocery benefit assistance to income-eligible households with school-age children during the summer months.[Read More…]

Pull Up A Chair

By: Hettie Basil Lighttower When I was a kid I liked to watch StarTrek with my grandfather. As a matter of fact a good bit of us grandchildren really enjoyed it. The fascinating equipment, fading in and out for transportation, time travel, strange planets, alien beings, fasers, healing machines and[Read More…]

Olympic Gold Medalist toSpeak at Annual Grimes Lecture

In celebration of this year’s Homecoming of Champions, Bethany College has announced that renowned Olympian Dave Wottle will be the distinguished speaker for the annual Grimes Lecture Series.Wottle finishing raceWottle’s dramatic finish in the 1972 Munich Olympics was one of the closest finishes in Olympic history, earning him a Gold[Read More…]

At the Library

The following books have recently been added to the Brooke County Public Library’s collection: ADULT FICTION FIRE AND FORGET by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher. These stories aren’t pretty and they aren’t for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports,[Read More…]

Adventures in Folktales from Here and There

The Brooke County Library will be hosting storyteller Judi Tarowsky on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. Judi will be entertaining us with larger than life stories as we travel around the world.Judi Tarowsky was a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 25 years and told other people’s stories.[Read More…]

Kid’s Yoga Adventure at the Library

The Brooke County Library will be holding a Kid’s Yoga Adventure for children and caregivers on Tuesday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m., at the Wellsburg Library with Taylor Provenzano from Soulshine Yoga. Bring a mat or towel and join us for some fun movement.Registration is required. Limited space is available.[Read More…]