August 14, 2002
Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lester J. Powlen III , son of Lester J. Jr. and Mary M. Powlen of Hagerstown, has been awarded the master parachutist badge for completing 65 jumps. He also served in jump status with an airborne unit or other organization of authorized parachutists for at least 36 months. Powlen is a polygraph examiner assigned to the 10th Military Police Battalion, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. His wife, Betsy, is the daughter of John H. and Janet W. Wyckoff of Valparaiso, Ind. Powlen graduated in 1977 from Williamsport High School and received an associate degree in 1979 from Hagerstown Junior College.
February 10, 2013
Hagerstown Community College recently held a nurse-pinning ceremony to recognize graduates of its fall nursing class. In the associate degree nursing program, the following graduates received their nursing pins: Chambersburg, Pa. - Tracey L. Schultz Emmitsburg, Md. - Ashley N. Coleman Fayetteville, Pa. - Ashley L. Barnes Frederick, Md. - Kimberly McDonald Greencastle, Pa. - Leanna Hollingshead, Stephanie A. Ocker, Ann L. White ...
December 9, 2007
Mills-Strite Robin and Edgar Mills Jr. of Hancock, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lynn Mills, to Christopher Dean Strite, son of Lester and Wilma Strite of Greencastle, Pa. Ms. Mills is a 2003 graduate of Clear Spring High School and is employed at Truck Enterprises Hagerstown Inc. She is attending Kaplan College of Hagerstown for an associate degree in business administration. Mr. Strite attended Hillside Mennonite School. He is employed at Horstdale Farm Supply LLC in Greencastle.
November 3, 2012
Margaret “Maggie” Hetzer was an original. Her friends said she never missed calling on their birthdays and anniversaries, and those of their family members. “She always asked about our families. She never talked about herself. She ended her phone calls with, 'I love you,'” said Lieba Cohen of Hagerstown. “How do you describe somebody like that?” said Bill Hetzer, Maggie's husband of 43 years. “Special,” said Carolyn Brooks of Hagerstown. Even though Maggie didn't like to shop in stores, the “fashionista,” as described by Tina Angle of Hagerstown, had a knack for finding the perfect gifts for her friends and styles that suited her unique fashion sense in the catalogs from which she shopped.
May 14, 2011
Since she was a little girl, Rhonda Kendall's grandmother told her that she would make a great nurse. By the time she was 15, hopes for that dream seemed to be dashed. Just a ninth-grader, Kendall became pregnant, dropped out of school and had a baby. But even then, her strong spirit was evident. Kendall went to night school and earned her GED at 16. "I was determined," said Kendall, now 31, of Hagerstown. "I wanted to finish what I'd started. " Then once again, her tide turned away from education.
November 23, 2009
JAN. 1, 1961-NOV. 21, 2009 Karen Marie Keating Ridenour, 48, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in Hagerstown. Born Jan. 1, 1961, in Frostburg, Md., she was the daughter of Bernard A. and Phyllis C. Livengood Keating of Hagerstown. She graduated from Williamsport High School, class of 1979, and received her associate degree in early childhood education from Hagerstown Community College. She was previously employed with the Washington County Department of Social Services and the Jim Thorpe Elementary School, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nev. She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church.
January 27, 2007
Reed-Strite Sarah Strite and Jacob Reed were married Oct. 7, 2006, at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Sharon Strite of Williamsport. The bridegroom is the son of George and Sherron Whittington of Dillsburg, Pa. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Washington County Technical High School and received an associate degree in specialized business with a focus on computer systems from York Technical Institute. She is employed as a help desk technician at Foot Locker Inc. The bridegroom is a 1994 graduate of Northern York County High School and received an associate degree in business with a focus on accounting from York Technical Institute.
May 21, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Jeannie Beer of Martinsburg, W.Va., watched her stepdaughter, Christina, cross the dais at Hagerstown Community College to receive her associate degree Saturday, but Christina's mother had a better view of the event. "They both got their degrees today," Jeannie Beer said. "They got to sit beside each other and walk across the stage together. " More good news for the Beers: Christina already has a job offer to be a radiology technician at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.