History of the Brooke Relays

By: John L. Davis On April 11, 1951, several hundred spectators gathered at Wellsburg High School’s Memorial Stadium (dedicated in 1947) to watch the inaugural edition of the Brooke Relays. The event was the first track meet held in Wellsburg since the 1920s. The cinder track itself had been completed[Read More…]

Electric Consumers to See Lower Electricity Bills

Two decisions by the Public Service Commission of West Virginia will result in lower electricity bills for customers than Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. has requested.The first approved a broad-based compromise that cuts in half a $207 million rate increase proposed by the utilities.Instead of approving a 13[Read More…]

GFWCWV Attends State Convention

Helen Moren, President GFWCWV Bethany Woman’s Club recently attended the GFWCWV State Convention held at the Greenbrier Resort. The club received ten first place, nine second place and one third place awards. Also, Honor and Superior Certificates for completing all of the requirements. Helen, is a GFWCWV Past State President.Pictured[Read More…]

2024 Adopt-A-Highway Registrations Accepted

The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection now accepting registrations for the 2024 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup set for Saturday, April 27.Co-sponsored by the DEP and the state Division of Highways, the Adopt-A-Highway program is administered by the DEP’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) and improves the quality of the[Read More…]

Junior Conservation Camp Lowers Age Requirements

West Virginia’s state Junior Conservation Camp has lowered its age requirements to allow 10-year-olds to register for the five-day, overnight camp at Cedar Lakes near Ripley.Sponsored by the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Youth Environmental Program, this year’s camp is set for June 17-21 and is open to youth[Read More…]

Pancake Breakfast

Bethany Memorial Church, located at 31 East Campus Dr., Bethany will hold a pancake/sausage/drink breakfast Saturday, April 20, from 8-10 a.m. at the church. Cost is $10 per person. Everyone is welcome.

Pull Up A Chair

By: Hettie Basil Lighttower Oh, Hello! You caught me reminiscing about dandelions from our discussion of last week….. Let’s move on to those little plants called “plantains”. There are two different types that grow most commonly here in West Virginia and throughout the United States. The first is broadleaf and[Read More…]

Brooke County PSD Receives Grant

Brooke County Public Service District has received a $500,000 grant from the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council.The award was part of $15 million in funding for sewer and water projects around the state announced at the council’s meeting April 3.The funds will go towards a sewer extension along[Read More…]

WV Gold Rush to be Held

The West Virginia Gold Rush will include five times the number of chances to win prizes when the popular trout stocking event returns for its seventh year.“As a lifelong angler, there’s nothing that brings me more joy than to announce the return of this incredible event. The West Virginia Gold Rush not[Read More…]