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Petersburg High School/ Middle School has released the names of those students attaining honor roll status for the fourth nine weeks of the 2021-22 school year. An * denotes a 4.0 GPA or higher.


7th grade

Sarah Berg, Joelle Boddy*, Cayden Branham, Wyatt Chandler, Ryan Clark, Tabitha Goldizen*, Ayden Gossard, Ava Gray*, Ireland Gray*, Garrett Hamric, Khloe Haslacker*, Annah Helmick, Christopher Hott, Hector Jimenez-Ortega, Caitlynn Jimmerson, Claire Kaposy*, Tara Kimble*, Kailea Kisamore, David Kitzmiller, Isaac Kitzmiller*, Kaydan Kuh, Kortni Kuykendall, Joshua Lahman, Bethany Lofton, Blair Loy, Lydia McGinnis*, Roslyn Mongold*, Riley Mowery, Lacey Moyers, Madeline Shreve, Cheyenne Sites, Reece Sites*, Shyane Tawney, Miley Tingler*, Hannah Trichel*, Mekyinalea Walker, Clara Weese, Angela Willis*, Gracie Wratchford*, and Sydnee Zirk.


8th grade

Kourtney Alexander*, Jake Alt*, Paislee Alt, Hunter Ayers*, Colson Bobo*, Jackson Boddy*, Cameron Carlon, Gracie Carpenter, Kinley Champ*, Ella Chew, Hannah Evans, Dustin Fridley, Gavin Friel, Alexander Halterman*, Carter Hardy, Payten Huffman, Felicity Jenkins, Kaleb Kuhn, Ezekial Landis*, Tyler Martin*, Ayden Mayfi eld*, Emily McDonald, Hunter Miller,

Monongahela National Forest has received $6 million in funding from the 2020 Great American Outdoors Act to support seven projects across the Forest in 2022.

These projects are part of $503 million in GAOA-funded investments across USDA-managed lands nationwide to address deferred maintenance, improve infrastructure, increase user access, and support rural economies while also meeting conservation goals.

“Planning for many of these projects began in 2021 and we are now ready to start the construction phase with this additional funding,” said Forest Supervisor Shawn Cochran. “The construction will cause some temporary disruptions at times, but the long-term benefits of greater public access and safety make it all worthwhile.”

Allison Kenyon, RN for Grant Memorial Hospital Cancer and Infusion Center, recently completed her training to become Tobacco Cessation Certifi ed. She underwent specialized training that prepared her to provide care and teach patients within the center as well as provide outreach in the community setting.

Valerie Alt has worked at GRCC for 29 years in the administration office.

Tammy Lewis has worked at GRCC for 14 1/2 years.

Lisa Thompson has worked at GRCC for 16 years, first as a CNA, and now as a desk clerk.

The families of Ashley Renee Thompson and Trevor James Wolfe, both of Franklin, are announcing their engagement.

The bride to be is the daughter of Mary and Sheldon Thompson of Petersburg. She is a 2015 graduate of Petersburg High School and a 2021 graduate of WVU/Potomac State where she earned her RN. She is currently employed as an nurse with Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.

The groom to be is the son of Travis and Tamara Wolfe of Franklin and Crystal and Lionel Campbell of Fayetteville. He is a 2018 graduate of Pendleton County High School. He is currently employed as a heavy equipment operator with WestRock in Highland County, Va.

The couple were engaged in Gettysburg, Pa. among their family and friends Dec. 18.

A Sept. 30, 2023, wedding is being planned in Franklin.

Grant County Bank announces that Dr. Cheryl Bennett has been appointed to the Grant County Bank Board of Directors, as of April 14.

Dr. Bennett is the owner of The Spectacle Family Eye Care in Petersburg, which opened in 2017. She also serves patients through offices in Walmart locations in Buckhannon and Flatwoods.

In October 2021 she opened The Grove Café & Bakery in Petersburg. She is a native of Tucker County, where she grew up on a dairy farm. She still resides in Tucker County.

The Children’s League announces the addition of a new board of directors member, John Paul Hott II.

Hott lives in Petersburg with his wife Karen, and they are the parents of four children. He operates Hott Insurance and Financial Services and Hott Disposal Inc., is a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and The Grant County Bank board of directors.

Board president John Athey stated, “With The Children’s League’s expansion into Grant County, it is important to have local representation on our board of directors. I have known and respected John Paul professionally and personally for years and am delighted that he accepted the invitation to serve in this capacity. He will be an outstanding board member.”

In November 2021, The Children’s League, in collaboration with Grant Memorial Hospital, opened a Scottish Rite “Rite Care” speech-language disorders clinic at the hospital. This provides children in Petersburg and the surrounding communities with free speech evaluations and therapy.

Addresses of those charged in the magistrates court report are not longer publicly available due to changes made by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Continued from last week

The following cases were heard in the Grant County Magistrate Court between May 10 and June 1:

Mohammad Bashir Mobasher, 37, of $175 after pleading guilty to charges of violating general speed limitations.

Donald Roy Dean Jr., 31, was fined and assessed $181 after pleading guilty to charges of operation of a vehicle without evidences of registration.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $75,636 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Grant County Airport in Petersburg. The airport will use the money for taxiway sealing and crack repair.

This project performs sealing and crack repairs to 5,455 feet of the taxiway

“Airports are the country’s gateways to opportunity. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a critical investment in our infrastructure and, just as important, our communities,” said Deputy FAA Administrator A. Bradley Mims.

Funding is from the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Airports have until the end of fi scal year 2025 to use their FY 2022 AIG allocations.

West Virginia University Potomac State College held its 82nd Recognition Day Awards ceremony this spring during which students from Grant County were recognized and presented with various accolades.

Grant Brill, a biology major, was presented with the Maurice Powell General Chemistry award. This award is named for Maurice Powell, who served for many years as chairman of the college’s chemistry department.

Students receiving this award must have the highest average in both lecture and laboratory for the complete two-semester sequence of Chemistry 115 and 116. The award was presented by Professor Jay Badenhoop (not pictured).

The Outstanding SAGE BAS Award went to Justin Cook (not pictured), a sustainable agriculture entrepreneurship major.

West Virginia University has released its spring dean’s and president’s lists, as well as the full list of graduates for the spring semester.

Altogether, 6,007 students earned honors during the spring semester.

In all, 3,403 students were named to the dean’s list, having earned 3.5 grade point averages or higher.

The university’s president’s list includes 2,604 students who earned 4.0 GPAs.

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