March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Grand jury returns 16 indictments

MONTEREY — A Highland County grand jury returned 16 indictments against six people on term day, March 19, with Judge Humes Franklin Jr. presiding over the circuit court. More...

Bath chamber welcomes new director

HOT SPRINGS — Working with existing members and seeking new ones are at the top of the “to do” list for new County of Bath Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan McLain. More...

Correction

In last week’s Recorder, fifth-grade spelling bee winner Trey Shaver was listed as attending Millboro Elementary School; he is a student at Valley Elementary School; and sixth grade winner Patrick Chestnut attends Millboro Elementary School. More...

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The reflection of a sunset glows on clouds over Jack Mountain.(Recorder photo by John Bruce) More...

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Katie Lahman takes a break from syrup selling duties at the Eagle’s Sugar Camp store. (Recorder photos by John Bruce) More...

Forestry camp nominations accepted

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Hiking in the woods or canoeing on the lake can be just some of the memories teens take with them from Forestry Camp. More...

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Visitor enjoy the food and scenery at Southernmost sugar camp. More...

USFS to host Lower Cowpasture River restoration workshop

MILLBORO — The U.S. Forest Service has rescheduled a public meeting to discuss the proposed 100,000-acre Lower Cowpasture Restoration Project on Monday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Millboro Elementary School. More...

Special Sections

Schools

Dr. Suess on the loose at HES

Dr. Suess has been on the loose in kindergarten and first grade at Highland Elementary. Alexis Small poses as “elephant cat” from “If I Ran the Zoo.” More...

Achievements

Ann Kathryn Dujardin RADFORD – Ann Kathryn Dujardin of 123 Indian Hill Road, Millboro graduated from Radford University at the end of the fall semester. Dujardin earned a master of science degree in special education. Daniel C. Newcomb More...

Sports

Errors hurt Chargers girls in season opener

STAUNTON — The Bath County softball team opened its season on the road last Thursday with a 13-9 loss to Robert E. Lee. More...

Highland soccer coach counts on improvement

MONTEREY — Highland soccer coach Todd Brendel will be looking for younger players to step up this season. More...

On Campus

HARRISONBURG – It was a light week of action for former Bath County softball player Jailyn Ford and the James Madison University softball team. The Dukes went 2-1 before being rained out of games last weekend. More...

Sheriff's Report

Sheriff’s Report

Bath County • March 10 — Deputy Thomas McRoberts did a well-being check on a citizen on River Road, Millboro. • March 11 — Sergeant Jeff Grimm conducted a traffic stop on Indian Draft Road, Millboro. More...

Early Files

Letter leads to murder story

Editor’s note: Last week, The Recorder published an article and photograph about the Siron jury provided by historian Kent Botkin. This week, Botkin explains how his research evolved from a letter. More...

50 years ago

MARCH 14, 1963

• Gerald Ratcliffe of Mustoe, who is employed on the R.M. Gutshall farm there, was injured in a tractor accident Saturday evening while feeding livestock. More...

25 years ago

MARCH 17, 1988

• Residents of Bacova were evacuated from their homes for a short time Sunday morning as a safety precaution after a propane gas leak was discovered at a Bacova Guild building. More...

Opinions & Commentary

School budget needs sunshine

For the second consecutive year, Highland County residents have been getting precious little preliminary information about our school budget — it’s frustrating. More...

Pictorial

We are truly excited to see some fresh energy on board at the Bath County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Wonders of the Woods ... A closer look at our natural world

Your friendly neighborhood garter snake ...

I noticed this young garter snake as it was sunning itself on my grandmother’s barn door one afternoon. It seemed to smile when my camera came closer. More...

Teachers could get raises

MONTEREY — Highland’s school board has set a 3 percent teacher pay increase in a proposed budget to be submitted to supervisors. More...

Body found, identified

MOUNTAIN GROVE – The body of a James Madison University professor missing since Sunday, March 10 was found Friday, March 15 in the Back Creek area. Dr. Harriet Cobb’s remains were positively identified Monday. More...

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Winter didn’t want to give up its frosty grip as a mixed bag of snow, sleet, ice and rain pelted the Highlands this week up until the first day of spring, March 20. More...

Shelter assists during outage

MONTEREY — At the March 14 meeting of Highland’s Local Emergency Planning Committee, Sheriff Tim Duff thanked Southernmost Products owner Mike Puffenbarger for allowing his facility to serve as a community comfort station during the recen More...

Agenda

Bath County Board of SupervisorsBath County Courthouse – Room115Tuesday, March 26 – 7 p.m. More...

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Promoting the upcoming Highland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention and performing at Fair Lawn Farm Saturday were, from left, were the Highland County Sapsuckers, featuring Mike Harrison, Micky Fenn More...

Forest Service plans prescribed fires

HOT SPRINGS — The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, plans to treat portions of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in Bath, Alleghany, Rockbridge and Amherst counties with prescribed fire. More...

Diocese elects its sixth bishop

ROANOKE — The search for a new bishop in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia concluded with the naming of the Very Rev. Mark Allen Bourlakas as Bishop-elect. More...

Conservation workshop set

WARM SPRINGS — The Cowpasture River Preservation Association is sponsoring a conservation workshop on Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs. More...

Naturalist wows garden club members

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Garden Club met Monday, Feb. 25 at Warm Springs Presbyterian Church with hostess for the evening, Evelyn Gwinn. More...

Field ecology summer Governor’s School accepting applications

CLIFTON FORGE — Recruitment activities are under way for the 2013 Field Ecology Summer Regional Governor’s School to be held from mid-June through mid-July at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. More...

Obituaries

BONNIE MARIE RALSTON

BLUE GRASS — Bonnie Marie Ralston, 89, of Blue Grass, and formerly of McDowell, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Pendleton Manor. Mrs. More...

JAMES MACK HICKMAN

WARM SPRINGS — James Mack Hickman, 85, of 361 Chimney Run Road, Warm Springs, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2013. He was born March 20, 1927 in Bath County, the son of the late Gerry Hickman and Virginia Hise Hickman. More...

DOUGLAS REXRODE

CHURCHVILLE — Douglas Rexrode, 83, husband of Betty Rexrode, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Envoy of Staunton. He was born on May 21, 1929, in Highland County, to the late Ira and Maggie Jane (Rexrode) Rexrode. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BATH COUNTY Thursday, March 21 • Burnsville United Methodist Church Women’s Group meets at the church, 6:30 p.m. Marilyn Blagg of Doe Hill UMC is guest speaker. Refreshments served. More...

Home & Property

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The Sponaugle family, Doe Hill was presented with the Commercial Cattleman Award at the 2013 Virginia Angus Association annual meeting and banquet Feb. 2 in Staunton. More...

Selling to government workshop offered

VERONA — A “Selling to the Government” workshop for area businesses interested in learning more about selling their products and services to federal, state, or local government agencies is being offered 8:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday Mar More...

Job training topic in Valley

MONTEREY — On March 1, Alex Berry and Brett Tavel, business service specialists with Valley On the Job Training, visited The Highland Center in Monterey to meet with local employers to discuss a federal grant opportunity. More...

Letters

Chickens are part of living in the country

Editor, The Recorder, More...

Days without power: Finding a way through it

Editor, The Recorder, Here it is — the Ides of March. A bad day for Caesar, but a good one for us. Probably because the huge snow storm that caused thousands of power outages is now a distant memory. More...

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