Thursday, January 10, 1974
A REPORT TO THE PEOPLE
On June 14, 1973, the County Court of Pocahontas County entered into a proposed agreement with Designers and Constructors, Inc. of Elkins, to start work on the renovation of the existing courthouse structure and the construction of a sizable needed new addition to the courthouse. …The second floor of the new addition will house the Assessor, Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, and provide a much needed meeting room for the County Court. The old structure, with a complete face lift, will continue to be home for the County and Circuit Clerks, however, they will be expanded with additional vault space for storage of county records.
The third floor level will be completely devoted to the functions of the Circuit Court, and is being structured so as to conserve energy when not in use. …
Last Saturday evening, fire destroyed the works area of the Interstate Lumber Company sawmill at Bartow. Firefighters from the BFD Fire Company fought the blaze with assistance from the Marlinton Fire Department, the Cass Division of the BFD and the NRAO Fire departments.
The fire, which burned for several hours, did damage which was estimated by BFD Fire Chief John Simmons at a quarter of a million dollars. …
Interstate employed 65 people. No decision has been made about rebuilding. A corporation, the company’s main owners are the Frazee brothers, of Kingwood.
Jean-Claude Killy, considered the top professional skier in the world, will visit Snowshoe next week. Killy is acting as consultant for Snowshoe, the $90 million ski- and year-round resort under construction on Cheat Mountain. … Killy has expressed particular interest in seeing Cupp Run, the expert slope which will be one of the highest and most challenging in the East when Snowshoe opens next winter.
Later, the helicopter will land at the Allegheny Lodge in Minnehaha Springs where Snowshoe will host a small reception and press conference.
Killy has said of the Snowshoe plans, “It is most unusual to find a ski resort built on top of a mountain. Snowshoe is the only one I know of, and I have been around quite a lot. The closest resort I can compare it to is Kitzbuel, Austria. It is physically shaped like Snowshoe.”
Bonnie N. Hill, fourth grade teacher at Durbin Elementary School is retiring in her 32nd year of teaching. Her experience includes teaching at the following schools: Grassy Ridge, Beard, Spruce Flats, Back Allegheny, Buckeye, Pine Grove, Stony Bottom, Cherry Grove and Durbin. … In 1972, Mrs. Hill was voted the Pocahontas County Teacher of the Year.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Biller, of Buckhannon, a daughter, named Jennifer Marie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clark, of Rockville, Maryland, a son named David Blair.
Miss Anna Virginia Hevener, 69, of Clover Lick; born at Arbovale, a daughter of the late John R. and Anna Pritchard Hevener. Funeral service was held from the VanReenen Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Mirly Wilson Dilley, 65, of Marlinton, a son of the late Butler C. and Rose Gabbert Dilley. Funeral service was held from the Marlinton Nazarene Church with burial in Mays Chapel Cemetery at Neola.