September 8, 2011
Richard Melvin Stenger, 92, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Nov. 22, 1918, in Antrim Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Edgar Franklin and Charlotte ”Lottie” Christine (Clapsaddle) Stenger. He was the husband of 67 years to the late Beverly Margaretta (Moser) Stenger, who died Aug. 23, 2009. Richard graduated in the Class of 1935 from Greencastle High School in Greencastle, Pa., and Columbia College in Hagerstown.
July 14, 2011
Ignoring obvious about gangs in school would be mistake To the editor: Regarding the June 28 article in The Herald-Mail about gangs, it would be a mistake to ignore the obvious. Mr. Todd Dunkle (a "gang expert") admits students are identifying themselves as gang members - that they have been involved in bullying, theft, vandalism and criminal activity - yet he refuses to call them gangs. As the saying goes, "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck.
July 11, 2011
A former American Red Cross worker convicted of embezzling more than $30,000 from the agency’s Eastern Panhandle chapter was placed on probation for five years Monday with the condition that he pay back the money. Samuel K. Bunner, 38, was sentenced by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III, who agreed to suspend what could have been a sentence of as many as 10 years in prison to allow the Martinsburg man to make monthly payments totaling $30,233.71 to the disaster relief agency.
May 2, 2011
At its April 27 meeting, the Funkstown Lions Club presented a $250 donation to the American Red Cross. Funkstown Lions Club President Harry Saufley made the check presentation to Mike Mowen of the American Red Cross. Town cleaning Funkstown will hold a town clean-up Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. A Dumpster will be at Funkstown Park and is for the use of town residents only. Proper proof of residency is required. Items that are acceptable for disposal include refrigerators and freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and humidifiers.
April 13, 2011
The Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross kicked off its annual Heroes fundraising campaign Wednesday morning during a breakfast at its headquarters on Conrad Court in Hagerstown. Maria I. Johns, director of financial development for the Red Cross of Washington County, said 21 people pledged to raise $12,716 toward the organization's $30,000 goal. The money will be used to support Red Cross services, including disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid training.
March 1, 2011
March is officially American Red Cross month in the City of Hagerstown. As is done each year, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II declared Tuesday that March will be American Red Cross month in recognition of the organization that serves and prepares citizens for and in times of disaster. "We honor the role of the Red Cross' contribution in making Hagerstown and Washington County a better place," the mayor read from the proclamation. Bruchey presented the proclamation to Julie Barr-Strasburg, executive director of the Washington County chapter.
January 25, 2011
JUNE 7, 1926-JAN. 23, 2011 Thelma “Sally” Rebecca Cunningham Slonaker, 84, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at her home. Born June 7, 1926, in Falling Waters, she was the daughter of the late Fred L. Cunningham and Myrtle Daisy Wilburn. She graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1945 and Kings Daughters Nursing School in 1948. Thelma also was an active member of Independent Bible Church for more than 30 years; a member of the American Red Cross; and the Kings Daughters Humane Association.
May 10, 2010
During the week of April 12, Broadfording Christian Academy students participated in the school's annual servathon in Washington County as well as at two camps in Mercersburg, Pa. The following organizations were served this year: Loyalton Assisted Living, Cove Valley Youth Camp, Antietam National Battlefield, Camp Tohiglo, Hagerstown Fairgrounds, Discovery Station, the Leonard P. Snyder branch of Washington County Free Library, Western Maryland...
April 8, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a military appreciation event from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the New Franklin Ruritan Club. The events includes free CPR training, a dinner for current military members and veterans and a support group meeting. To register for the event or to get additional information, call Emergency Services Director Allen White at 717-264-6214 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org "> awhite@franklin-redcross.