Thumbs up to all of the Washington County teams that won Maryland District 1 Little League Baseball tournaments over the past several weeks. The winners were Clear Spring (9-10 Division), Halfway (10-11 and 11-12 divisions), Conococheague (Junior Division) and Maugansville (Senior Division).
Thumbs up to U.S. Army Col. John Thomas Smith, a Hagerstown native who will attend the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. The assignment is the latest in Smith's more than 25 years with the Army, which included a stint as an artillery officer in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and two tours of duty in the more recent conflict in Iraq.
Thumbs up to Tessa Wiles, a junior at Clear Spring High School who was named Maryland Dairy Princess this week. Tessa has been a member of 4-H and FFA and has been a yearly participant in the Washington County Ag Expo.
Thumbs up to all those involved in a pair of Civil War re-enactment events this month in Washington County. The three-day Retreat through Williamsport: Civil War Weekend was held last weekend and the Battle of Funkstown re-enactment is being held this weekend. It's a great effort by re-enactors in these two towns and beyond to keep history alive.