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The following information is taken from the pages of The West Virginia Daily News, The West Virginia News, and The Greenbrier Independent in The West Virginia Daily News archives from 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

April 15-19, 1996
25 Years Ago…

Chris Hollandsworth of Ronceverte won the Easter basket raffled by the Greenbrier East High School Music Boosters. The basket was worth $250.

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The Greater Greenbrier Swim Team recently competed in the West Virginia State Championship held at Marshall University.

Competing and placing in the finals were Molly Clower and Shawn Leef. Also placing for the younger swimmers was Jayson Baker.

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Officials with the state’s largest ski resort have announced a record-breaking season, which concluded April 14. Snowshoe Mountain Resort set all-time highs in skier days, skier visits, and natural snowfall for the 1995-96 season.

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Dave Cedarleaf and Shelli O’Rourke, Hillsboro affiliates for United National Real Estate, ranked No. 1 in the firm’s northeast division in overall production through February.

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David Jarvis has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Enlistment Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Fairlea.

Jarvis is a senior at GEHS and is the son of Jeffrey Jarvis of Beaver and Diana Humphreys of Alderson.

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Seven of the 10 members of the Spartan Shield staff at GEHS have qualified for the top 10 in the state in writing and will be participating in the finals of the West Virginia High School Journalism competition in Morgantown.
They are Melissa Kesterson, Erica Sabol, Marla Honaker, Michael Huffman, Erika Glover, Kasey Phillips, and Velleda Dunbar.

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Emily Thomas, daughter of Jim and Jenny Thomas of Lewisburg, is currently studying abroad in Vienna, Austria, with the Duke University Wind Symphony. She is a 1994 graduate of Greenbrier East High School and is currently a sophomore at Duke University.

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The Rainelle Hornets, a youth basketball team formed for grades 3-5 in Rainelle, participated in the Richwood Area League. The team finished the season with a first place trophy in the 3rd and 4th grade division and second place in the 4th and 5th grade division.

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The following streets are going to be paved in the city of Ronceverte starting April 18: Island Park Road, Monroe Avenue from Chestnut Street to the power plant, southwest Edgar Avenue, and all side streets.

April 15, 1971
50 Years Ago…

Marsha Adkins and Jeff Pomeroy have been chosen valedictorian and salutatorian of Greenbrier West High School. Adkins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Adkins of Rainelle, and Pomeroy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Geral Pomeroy of Quinwood.

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Joyce Gay Hayes, a senior at GEHS, has been awarded a Federal Nursing Scholarship by West Virginia Wesleyan College.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hayes of Lewisburg.

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Pipestem Resort, a new West Virginia state park near Hinton in Summers County, opened on Memorial Day 1970 and enjoyed a remarkably successful first season of operation.

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Navy Petty Officer Third Class Larry W. Dancy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin W. Dancy of Lewisburg, has graduated from the Advanced First-Term Avionics Class “B” Course at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tenn.

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Two members of the Greenbrier Valley Kennel Club were among the winners at Skyline Kennel Club’s Dog Show in Staunton, VA.

A Cocker Spaniel owned by Anna J. Staunton, Caldwell, won first place in her class and took best of breed honors as well.

“A Weimaraner owned by Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Miller, Williamsburg, won first place in her class, best of breed honors, and went on to win second place in the sporting group.

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Howard H. Crawford of Rainelle was honored with a party at the Appalachian Power Company office in Rainelle on April 1 in honor of his retirement after 25 years of service.

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Sam Tuckwiller of Lewisburg is the representative for Greenbrier of the West Virginia Sheep Industry Development Program which was organized this past winter in cooperation with five other eastern states.

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Army Specialist 4 William E. Brown, son of Mrs. Ida B. Brown of Ronceverte, recently was assigned as a carpenter in Company B of the 94th Engineer Battalion near Nellingen, Germany. He is a 1970 graduate of Greenbrier East High School.

April 18, 1946
75 Years Ago…

The B&O Railroad has conferred the award of “master shepherd” upon C.A. Skaggs of Lewisburg for Greenbrier County, J.O. Thomas of Union for Monroe County, and Howard Hevener of Arbovale for Pocahontas County.

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Work is going forward steadily on the double-track tunnel of the C&O Railway at Fort Spring, which, when completed, will be approximately a mile long and will cost about $2,250,000. The work will consume two or three years.

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A full-time Army recruiting station was opened April 16 in the post office building in Lewisburg, which is a substation of the Beckley office. Master Sgt. Robert Snider will be in charge of the station.

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Marion Currie, dean of women at Greenbrier College in Lewisburg, has announced that Miss Ferne Llewellyn Hughes will represent Greenbrier as a princess in the Queen’s Court at the Apple Blossom Festival.

Hughes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Hughes.

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Effective April 22, star mail route 16596, Alderson to Alta, will be extended to include that section of Greenbrier County from Biven’s Corner on State Route 12 to Jarrett’s Corner on the Alderson-Blue Sulphur Road, and thence along the Blue Sulphur Road and to Blaker Mills via the Lewis Church and on back to Alderson over Route 12.

April 16, 1921
100 Years Ago…

The House of Delegates has passed the bill amending the act creating the Alderson independent school district, so that the bonds can be issued for 34 years instead of 20 years.

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Robert Deitz of Blue Sulphur Springs claims his son killed a rattlesnake a few days ago that was 12 1/2 feet in length. The dog brought the snake to bay near the creek, and young Deitz killed it with a hoe.

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Charles Bruce, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Bruce of Second Creek, arrived here Thursday from Pittsburgh, making the trip overland on an Indian motorcycle by way of Wheeling, Columbus, Chillicothe, and Huntington. Mr. Bruce’s actual running time for this distance was about 24 hours.

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