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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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RANSON — The Ranson City Council adopted a sewer rate ordinance on July 16, increasing rates and charges for Ranson customers. According to Mayor David Hamill, this is the first increase in four years and is necessary to offset increased treatment and operational costs imposed by the Charles Town Utility Board to complete necessary treatment […]

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KEARNEYSVILLE – Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty has announced the creation of a Reserve Chaplain Program. The sheriff’s office will begin interviewing prospective chaplains next month and the new volunteers will start training early next year. When law enforcement officers deal with tragedies, they could benefit from talking about the experience, Dougherty said. The program […]

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CHARLES TOWN – James K. Park, a senior at Jefferson High school, was last month awarded West Virginia’s place at The American Legion’s national program, called Boy’s Nation. Park was selected after attending The American Legion Mountaineer’s Boy State program held recently at Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia University’s extension campus. He was chosen from the […]

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A lasting memory
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We continue to hear from subscribers who have begun getting the Spirit a full week later than they did before the U.S. Postal Service moved distribution tasks from Martinsburg to Baltimore. It’s helpful for us to know what’s happening with readers who rely on the mail system to get their copies. We hope others will […]

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A SECOND LOOK: Sweet success
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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s push to expand high-speed Internet might be more complicated than making broadband service available by stringing copper wire or fiber on poles to people’s homes. A new federal study shows slightly more than 35 percent of West Virginia households don’t own a computer — the second-lowest ranking of any state in […]

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