Vol. 44, No. 33

August 14, 2018

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Time remains to meet GHS
scholarship fund challenge

By Shirley Shuman
Fact: Nearly every Braxton County High grad who enters college can use extra money.
Fact: The GHS Alumni Association provides at least two $1,000 scholarships each spring to BCHS grads headed to college. Fact: By meeting a challenge by GHS alum Craig Gerwig, the association could be awarding even more and bigger scholarships each year.


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Sutton man claimed in Calhoun auto crash

A Sutton man was killed as a result of a head-on crash with a septic truck in Calhoun County.
According to authorities, Jeremy Deal, 39 of Sutton was killed instantly on Friday, August 10 when his car crossed the center line on Route 16 in a curve and struck the commercial vehicle head-on near Chloe.
According to West Virginia State Police, Deal was not wearing his seatbelt and he “completely failed to negotiate” a curve in the road and crossed into the other lane.
Calhoun EMS responded and the roadway was closed for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene. No injuries to the occupant of the septic truck were reported. State Police and the Calhoun Sheriff’s Department and continuing the investigated.


Gassaway Dairy Queen has new owners
Some changes made, others planned

By Shirley Shuman

After nearly 60 years of ownership by the Chapman family, the familiar and still popular Gassaway Dairy Queen has new owners. Bob and Terri McCloy of Ripley bought the business and are currently working on some changes.


Board hears about changes

The Braxton County Board of Education conducted their most recent meeting on August 7. The meeting was called to order by President Jill Cooper with the Pledge and Vice President David Hoover offering a non-denominational prayer. Other board members present were Bradley Shingler, Dolores Wright, and DeAnna Whipkey.

GSC’s Marching Band Field
Commander is Braxton native

Glenville State College student Garrett Hacker will be serving as the field commander for the Pioneer ‘Wall of Sound’ Marching Band this semester. The music performance major hails from Burnsville, graduated from Braxton County High School in 2015, and is the son of Becky Jackson and Lee Hacker.




Braxton County Athletic
Commission Soliciting
New Board Members

The Braxton County Athletic Expansion Commission, Inc. is recruiting new Board of Directors’ members. Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Directors or for more information, should contact Evelyn Post at 304-439-1863 or Vicky Murphy at 304-364-8600.

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