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By MELITA WISHARD | June 4, 2010
Students honored Maugansville Elementary School recognized students for having good citizenship at the last Golden Table of the year on May 20. Students received a book, compliments of the PTA, a school-related goodie bag, healthy treats, a certificate and a star to wear designating their accomplishment. Those students recognized were: Kindergarten: Adrianna Cox, Jairik McCauley, Kendaven Mathis, Silvie Sandeen, Autumn Mort, Alyssa Larew, Cooper Sweeney, Chace Amos and Nathan Lanza First grade: Asiayonna Jones, Nicholas Noel, Rayne Bork, Sierra Wenner, Brandon Simpson, Keri Scallion, Cooper Strickland, Yeamah Yansaneh and Liam Harbert Second grade: Giavanna Longo, Hunter Handy, Camerson Felice, Morgan Burleson, Madison Mertz, Brooklyn Durboraw, Matthew Hayes and Katie Stone Third grade: Claire Knepper, Jack McKinsey, Abrianna Watts, Lake Pittman, Brianna Guyer, Seth Stuller, Madison Kelley, Scott Neal and Andrew Jason Fourth grade: Lauren Hoffman, Adam Schwartz, Ben Gazzola, Faydra Ward, Natalie Scallion, Ashley Romero, Caitlin Dawson, Jesse Exline and Haley Hott Fifth grade: Stuart Boone, Carmela Gerlach, Max Crocetta, Alina Kansavenka, Ginny Vider, Kelsey Hogbin, Josh Lawson and Cassie Shelly.
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 12, 2008
RANSON, W.Va. -- Frank McCluskey on Thursday clued in about 125 people on what it was like to be a firefighter in New York City the day of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. McCluskey, provost and executive vice president of American Public University in Charles Town, was a volunteer fire chief in suburban New York who responded to the World Trade Center. At a 9/11 remembrance at Independent Fire Co. along Fairfax Boulevard, McCluskey recalled how emergency radio frequencies were jammed and how cell phone networks were overwhelmed.
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August 12, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A West Virginia woman will represent Maryland next month in Hershey, Pa., as she tries to advance to the next stage of the True Value/Jimmy Dean's Country Music Showdown. Amy Ropp, 21, of Martinsburg, won the local competition on July 17 at Redman's Club in Williamsport. She competed against a dozen other contestants to win the first phase of the contest. She sang "Valentine" by Martina McBride and "Amazing Grace" in the contest, which was judged on talent, originality, stage presence, vocal or instrumental ability and marketability in country music.
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By JOSH POLTILOVE | May 29, 2000
Kathleen Rodgaard thought about her husband. Rick Conrad thought about his father. Jim Sprecher thought about the men he went with to war. cont. from front page All three know the importance of remembering the soldiers who fought to make the world better. All three remembered at Hagerstown Memorial Day services Monday. Rodgaard was one of 300 at Rest Haven Cemetery's service. She and her husband both fought in World War II. They met during the war when she was in Britain's Auxiliary Territorial Service.
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BY ANDREA ROWLAND | May 28, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com Brian and Jackie Kenworthy brought their young children to the Memorial Day ceremony at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown on Monday to help them learn the meaning of the holiday. Five-year-old twins Cameron and Morgan Kenworthy aced the lesson. Morgan raised his hand when retired U.S. Marine Capt. Robert Glausier started his keynote speech with the rhetorical question, "What does Memorial Day mean?" "It's about the soldiers who fought in the world," Cameron said.
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by DON AINES | June 26, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Many veterans lie buried in Stenger Hill Cemetery, but for most, the village of Fort Loudon had been their home. In one corner of the cemetery, however, is the grave of a young man who died in what for him was a foreign land. "They figure he was one of the men on the raid that strayed this way," Anna Rotz said of the unknown Confederate soldier's grave. The soldier was shot July 30, 1864, the same time that Confederate raiders were occupying and burning Chambersburg, Pa., about 16 miles to the east.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | July 4, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - For about a month, it's almost impossible to miss them. "America the Beautiful. " "Yankee Doodle. " Just about everything by John Philip Sousa. Patriotic tunes fill the television and radio airwaves in commercials and July Fourth concert specials, and school and community bands dust off their sheet music for people who crave it. Gary Glessner, 38, of Greencastle admits he's one who can't get enough. "God Bless America" is his favorite.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2011
Loud squeals, plenty of stage fright and even some original songs echoed through Valley Mall. That could only mean one thing; it was time again for the annual teen idol competition. More than 30 contestants took the stage Tuesday night in the center of the mall, giving it their best in a minute and half as they attempted to win a spot in Teen Idol 2011. The event is divided into two nights of performances and will culminate March 26 with a final competition at The Maryland Theatre, said Lisa Key, circulation manager of Washington County Free Library and coordinator of the competition.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | December 26, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - About 600 police officers from across Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania attended the funeral Monday of Smithsburg Police Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson, who died Dec. 19 in the line of duty. Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said invitations were sent to police departments from as far away as the Midwest. "We don't know how many to expect, but it will draw officers from a wide area," Mullendore said Monday before the funeral. When an officer dies in the line of duty, broadcasts about the death are sent nationwide.
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June 21, 2002
The first "Greencastle-Antrim July 4th Celebration" will be held at the Jerome R. King Playground band shell from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4. At 11 a.m., the invocation will be given, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of The National Anthem. A contest for the "Most Patriotic Family" will be held at 11:15 a.m. No registration is required. Families are invited to use their imaginations and be as creative as possible to win the prize of a $25 gift certificate to Mikie's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop.
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