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Antique Tractor Consumer Report – (Farmall B, circa 1943)

I’m still mowing at the 1950s farm museum until we find someone to fill the late Jerry Kirk’s resident caretaker position. Anyway, there’s a new old tractor on the farm, a Farmall B equipped with a belly mower. The arrival of this restored gem was very timely as it corresponded to the radiator going out […]

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Out&about

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New exhibit: The Shepherdstown Museum, inside the Entler Hotel at the corner of German and Princess streets, is open weekends through October and features a new exhibit, “Voices from the Storm: The War as Shepherdstown Saw It,” Part of Shepherdstown’s 250th anniversary celebration, the exhibit was created by Nick Redding (a Shepherd University grad who […]

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Rotary Club announces winner of Paul Harris award

SHEPHERDSTOWN — A former director of alumni relations and annual fund at Shepherd University was named this year’s recipient of the Paul Harris Award. Julie Siler, of Shepherdstown, currently serves as president of the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County. She is also a member of Shepherdstown’s 250th Anniversary Planning Committee, the Steering Committee […]

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Shepherd to leave WVIAC in 2013

Shepherd and the other eight football-playing members of the WVIAC are leaving the league effective with the beginning of the 2013-14 school term. The 15-member West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will effectively be reduced to only six schools by the move of the nine schools that have fielded football teams before now. Leaving will be […]

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Seniors Honored

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Ryan Pansch was unbeaten during his senior year at Washington High with a 7-0 pitching record and had an 0.36 earned run average. Fraser Brown was in his first season with Jefferson High and the second baseman batted .455 and was the team leader in hits, doubles, triples, and home runs. Both county high school […]

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Bradshaw looks for fourth straight title

Already a six-time West Virginia Open winner, Bakerton’s David Bradshaw is back in the state to defend another championship that he won last year. This year’s tournament is being staged at the Edgewood Country Club in Sissonville in Kanawha County. Bradshaw, a Shepherd University graduate, first won the Open in 2004 when he was still […]

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It’s a nearly perfect racing storm

Believe You Can comes to the races with a white bridle. And a diminutive redhaired jockey. And she is owned by a horseman who was once the governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Almost black in color, Believe You Can is a striking filly even without the white triangle that adorns her forehead. Better yet, […]

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Paynter had never raced at age two. To get ready and be at least slightly prepared for the grueling Belmont Stakes he had only raced four times in his life. Four races to gird him for the 1 1/2 mile “Test of Champions”, as the Belmont Stakes has been called. One of those four races […]

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The Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted nine more former Thundering Herd student-athletes. This year’s group includes William King (football), Tamar Slay (basketball), Greg Kappas (baseball), Charlie Kautz (football), Jill Mussman-O’Brien (volleyball), Jim Sheridan (swimming), Arlene Stooke (women’s track and field), Jermaine Swafford (football), and Richard Watts (men’s cross country). King was Marshall’s […]

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Former Boston College guard Matt Humphrey has transferred to WVU and will be eligible to play in the upcoming basketball season. Humphrey averaged just over 10 points a game for the Eagles in the 2011-12 season. Because he has already graduated with a bachelor’s degree, Humphrey will be immediately eligible and have one season left […]

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