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Anniversary

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Burckers’ 55th Jefferson County natives Jim and Jane Burcker celebrated their 55th anniversary this month. The couple, who now live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, were married Oct. 11, 1958, in Brunswick, Md.  

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Engagement

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Shillinburg-Larson Jessica Shillingburg of Martinsburg and Andrew Larson of St. Paul, Minn., proudly announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wayne and Niecee Reed of Ranson and the late Jeffery Shillingburg. She is a 2009 graduate of Shepherd University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. She works for American […]

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A distinct honor

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Girl Scouts’ ‘Women of Distinction’ luncheon to honor 3 in community MARTINSBURG – Jean Neely, who will be honored here today at the Women of Distinction luncheon put on by the local Girl Scouts, may be in her 80s, but she isn’t slowing down. Since retiring as a captain from the Navy, the Shepherdstown resident […]

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Rotary’s newest member
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More power

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More power
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Pirates and pilgrims: We’ll get there

“Give me my scallop shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon; My scrip of joy, immortal diet; My bottle of salvation; My gown of glory, hope’s true gauge, And thus, I’ll take my pilgrimage.”   A contemplative reflection on life as pilgrimage, the verse above was written by a warrior, sea captain, […]

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Sorority’s gift

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Sorority’s gift

A new railing graces the “Yellow House” on High Street in Shepherdstown, the former meeting house of the Phi Sigma Chi sorority of onetime-Shepherd College, thanks to an effort by the sorority members and others. The iron railing, which was crafted and forged by blacksmiths Frank Graves and Daniel Tokar, bears an inscription that reads, […]

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New member

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New member
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Births

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Robert Snyder and Christine Miller Ford of Ranson welcomed their daughter, Laura-Elyse Caroline Snyder, at 3:09 p.m. June 5, 2013, at Jefferson Medical Center. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Welcoming the baby at home were Isaac Snyder, 19; Victoria Ford, 15; Claire Ford, 12; and Gwen Ford, 9. […]

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Laura Glenn, Charles Town: There has never been anyone in present time who has so eloquently spoken truer words. We are all here looking for equality and freedom. This is not only right, it is our right as Americans! The color of one’s skin or the beliefs they have in whatever God they choose to […]

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