Tag archive for ‘John Manchester’
By Mountain Messenger On Saturday, November 21st, 2015

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Local champion athlete Kelly Weikle has been inducted into the 2015 WVU Tech Hall of Fame. Weikle attended WVU from 2000 to 2004, where she was a multi-sport athlete, excelling in basketball and softball. She attended More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, November 13th, 2015

Mitigating circumstances

It’s not fair. I spent last night in traffic court fighting a ticket that I had received from one of Lewisburg’s Finest last summer. The ticket in question was for no registration on my vehicle. Apparently, More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, October 19th, 2015

Lewisburg council meets in executive session to discuss ethics compliance

By Sarah Mansheim Lewisburg City Council met in special session Tuesday night with just one thing on the agenda: “personnel issue ethics compliance.” Upon opening the meeting, council immediately moved to go More...

‘Drive Like Your Kids Live Here’
Commuters on Court Street in Lewisburg were met with signs on Friday morning urging them to slow down. Court Street is used by many motorists as a bypass to Rt. 219 during the morning and afternoon rush hours, and residents have raised their concerns about speeding cars and drivers talking on their cell phones to City Hall for years. Court Street resident and mother Cindy Lavender-Bowe ordered the signs and distributed them to her neighbors, many of whom gladly placed them in their yards. Bowe said that some neighborhood mothers met with Mayor John Manchester and Council person Joseph Lutz on Thursday morning so they could observe the traffic and perhaps come to a more permanent solution to the problem. (Sarah Mansheim photo and text)
By Mountain Messenger On Friday, October 9th, 2015

‘Drive Like Your Kids Live Here’

‘Drive Like Your Kids Live Here’Commuters on Court Street in Lewisburg were met with signs on Friday morning urging them to slow down. Court Street is used by many motorists as a bypass to Rt. 219 during the More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Film festival returns to America’s coolest small town

By David Esteppe “Having grown up with the term ‘queer’ being used as a supremely negative slur word, I was impressed with the boldness of the act of reclaiming and redefining the word, but also unconvinced More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 11th, 2015

Lewisburg bike shop hosts KEEN Footwear on WV Tour for Birthplace of Rivers National Monument

Mayor welcomes KEEN visit underscorin KEEN Footwear brings its Live Monumental campaign to Lewisburg this month to support creating the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument in the Monongahela National Forest. More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, September 4th, 2015

One down and four to go

By David Esteppe The push for West Virginia’s first and only national monument is getting a powerful boost on a national level by the major outdoor gear company, Keen Footwear. Keen is dedicated to building stronger More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Fire service fee approved for first due area; event traffic a growing problem

By Peggy Mackenzie After months of public outcry and two motions to table the fire service fee ordinance, the Lewisburg City Council moved to approve the third and final reading for the fee, with not a single citizen More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Lewisburg fire service fee passes 2nd reading

By Peggy Mackenzie At the close of a single-issue, special meeting, held Tuesday evening at City Hall, Lewisburg City Council approved the second reading of the amended version of the rural fire service fee. The More...

The Asylum hosted the Hunter S. Thompson lookalike contest on Friday night, and several contestants turned up in their Hawaiian shirts and bucket hats to vie for the grand prize, a trip to Las Vegas. Mayor John Manchester made a strong showing dressed as the late journalist as he appeared in his later years when he lived on a ranch in Colorado. Sarah Mansheim, managing editor of the Mountain Messenger, won the contest with the help of her attorney, Denise Pettijohn, aka Dr. Gonzo, a toy pistol and several vodka and grapefruit cocktails. In the photo, Manchester shares the stage with contest director and MC Derek Teaney. (Photo courtesy of Havenbrook Media)
By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Literary Festival brings out the best and the weirdest of the literary world

“The Help” author Katherine Stockett signs a copy of her book in the museum gallery at Carnegie Hall last weekend. Stockett was the featured speaker at this year’s Lewisburg Literary Festival and brought the More...