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John W. and Lorna Kaye Thompson of Ranson marked their 25th wedding anniversary on June 2. The couple celebrated by renewing their vows at Oakland Church in Charles Town, with the Revs. Kent Tice and Joanne Alexander officiating. Family and friends attended the ceremony, which included music from Kevin Johnson, Mrs. Thompson’s son. Attendants for […]

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Wedding bells are ringing for baby boomers, too. But brides and bridegrooms in their 50s and 60s often have different priorities than their younger counterparts. “The weddings tend to be smaller and not as over the top,’’ said Keija Minor, executive editor of Brides magazine. “When you’re in your 20s and 30s, there’s a lot […]

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Anniversaries

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Anniversaries

Hammanns’ 60th Mary Ann Glenn and Conrad C. “Connie” Hammann of Shepherdstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 18. They were married in 1953 at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town with the Revs. Stanley Hauser and Cornelius Tarplee officiating. The Hammanns have three children, Conrad C. “Skip” Hammann Jr., Lisa Hammann Boyle and Karen […]

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Landmark birthday – George Wilt’s 90th

  The Ranson Civic Center was jumping June 23 with music, joy and laughter as family and friends helped George Melvin Wilt celebrate his 90th birthday. He is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He served in World War II in the Asian Theater. Back home, he returned to his job at Whitmore Lumber Co. […]

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In 1952, Claude Stanton was overseas in Korea, corresponding back to the United States. Alice Stanton saw a picture of him and “knew she needed to snag him up” when he came home — and she did. They met in person for the first time in early 1950 and were married June 12, 1953 at the St. Philips Episcopal Church on South Lawrence Street in Charles Town. Within the next year […]

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Births

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Jessica Andrews and Paul Whitmore II of Harpers Ferry welcomed their daughter, Chloe Lynn Whitmore, at 11:32 a.m. April 13, 2013 at Jefferson Medical Center. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12.6 ounces and was 17 3/4 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home were Annastasia, 6 and Jaiden James, 5.   Ashley and Christopher Croson […]

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Engagement

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Engagement

Cruz-Meadows David and Kelli Little of Inwood proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlaena Cruz, to Mark Meadows, the son of Wayne and Linda Meadows of Seabrook, Texas. The couple met in 2009 when they were attending Musselman High School. The bride-to-be is a student at West Virginia University, where she is majoring in […]

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Photography exhibit

Black-and-white images taken by Jefferson County photographers are on display at Charles Town’s Fire Hall Gallery. The Jefferson County Photography Project may be seen at the gallery at 108 N. George St. through month’s end. The gallery’s regular hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Organized by Shepherd University professor Benita Keller, […]

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