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Hagerstown briefs

December 21, 2005|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Football game MVPs honored by council



The two most valuable players in the 2005 football game between North Hagerstown High School and South Hagerstown High School were honored on Tuesday.

Tony Bender, a tailback for South High, who rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown in the game, received a scholarship donation from First National Bank of Greencastle.

Tommy Evans, a strong safety for North High, who intercepted two passes in the game, received a scholarship donation of $250 from the Hagerstown Kiwanis.

North High won the annual game Nov. 11 by a score of 42-15.




Grant to help convert downtown building



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday agreed to accept a $400,000 state grant to help turn a downtown building into an arts high school.

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Under the agreement, the city must provide $270,000 as matching money to help convert the former Henry's Theater on South Potomac Street into the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire said the council has made a clear statement that the school is one of its top priorities.




Community sports leases are renewed



Three community sports leases were renewed Tuesday.

- The Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League will be allowed to use three fields at Fairgrounds Park.

- American Little League will be allowed to use Hager Park and Fairgrounds Park.

- The Washington County Seniors' Softball League will be allowed to use City Park.

Each agreement covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2006, with options for three more one-year terms.

The city is not charging the leagues rent to use the fields.

The Hagerstown City Council voted unanimously for American Little League and Washington County Seniors' Softball League lease agreements.

The vote to approve the Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League lease was 4-1. Councilwoman Penny M. Nigh voted no.

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