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June 18, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday agreed with a staff recommendation that the bell tower on the South Potomac Street fire station be removed when the roof is replaced in coming months. "I've talked to some of the firemen, and they don't have a sentimental attachment to the tower. They do to the bell," Councilman Ronnie Martin said. "We'd like to keep the bell and maybe part of the tower supporting the bell," Fire Chief Dave Martin said. Ronnie Martin made a motion that the tower be removed and the bell given to the fire department for preservation.
NEWS
February 16, 1999
FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday decided to repair the bell tower atop Town Hall. Councilman Richard Nigh in January had suggested the option of removing the tower, after Mayor Robert Kline presented a Hagerstown company's repair proposal. The bell tower on Town Hall, a former church, is rotting, said Kline. But the tower is protected as a historic landmark, according to a letter to the Funkstown Planning and Zoning Commission from the Washington County Historic District Commission.
NEWS
by Kelly Hahn Johnson/Staff Photographer | April 24, 2007
Curtis Zellers of Before and After puts the final coat of aluminum paint on the bell tower of St. Paul's Church in Smithsburg on Monday.
NEWS
February 24, 2006
Basket bingoset for March 5 Hey, bingo cats! It's the third basket bingo blast. The proceeds will benefit Clear Spring Historical Society projects. The bingo will be held on Sunday, March 5, at the Clear Spring Fire Department's bingo hall. The tickets are $25 and include a hot lunch. There will be 25 bingo games (three of those games will be specials). There will also be mini-raffles, tip jars, 50-50 drawings and door prizes. Buy your ticket by Feb. 28 and you will be eligible for a special early bird basket.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 4, 2009
Borough in line to get stimulus money WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Borough of Waynesboro is set to receive $33,700 in federal stimulus money, which will be used to reconstruct King Street. The project will be done in two phases -- Church Street to Potomac Street and Potomac Street to Grant Street. Borough officials had discussed selecting St. Andrew Drive for the money, but that project will cost approximately $160,000. Instead, they might use Community Development Block Grants for St. Andrew Drive.
NEWS
May 9, 2006
CLEAR SPRING - The Boy Scouts of Troop 117 in Clear Spring are trying to make structural improvements to the 1873 building on Mill Street so they can make better use of the structure donated to them many years ago and used as the scout hall. The troop is striving to raise enough funds to restore the building so it will be structurally sound and an asset to the community of Clear Spring. A lot of labor has been donated but there is a need for supplies and money to purchase new spouting, front doors, rear doors, roofing and new flooring in the bell tower, which also needs to be restored.
NEWS
October 28, 2009
Frederick, Md. -- Halloween in Baker Park -- a Walking Guided Tour through Baker Park with a Halloween theme and Thriller performed by Dance Unlimited will take place as scheduled tonight, Oct. 28. Tour Times (approximately 45 minutes each) are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for residents, $7 for nonresidents. Tours begin at the Gazebo and will end at the Boat House on Culler Lake and will follow the path around the park! Dance Unlimited will perform Thriller at 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Highlights will include, the bell tower, under the bridge, a witches kitchen, and the tour will end with a goodie bag in the boat house for anyone registered for the tour.
NEWS
by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | May 18, 2003
"We built this church with our bare hands and faith in God," Alfred Tonolo told a large audience in a tent beside Letterkenny Army Depot Chapel on Saturday. Tonolo and other men of the Italian Service Units who were held as prisoners of war at the depot during World War II, built the ecumenical chapel as volunteers, after their work day. Tonolo, 83, who lives in Berwick, Pa., now, helped clean the native fieldstone used in the Florentine-style belfry, which stands 65 feet tall and is 6 feet square.
NEWS
March 20, 2007
Hagerstown landmarks that will receive historic plaques: · City Hall At this site on July 6, 1863, Union Capt. Ulric Dahlgren was wounded in his right leg. The leg was amputated. Dahlgren was killed in 1864. · Circuit Courthouse At this site, a Confederate ransom of the City of Hagerstown was finalized for $20,000. · Washington House John Brown, two of his sons and J.G. Anderson stayed here when it was the Washington House Hotel.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
NOV. 2, 1917-SEPT. 8, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. - Mr. Rudolph McKinley "Josh" Blank, 91, of Frederick, died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He was the husband of the late Naomi Stine Blank, who died on April 4, 1973. Born in Frederick, on Nov. 2, 1917, he was a son of the late Wilfred G. and Effie Delauter Blank. He was the last of his immediate family. Mr. Blank proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army.
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NEWS
October 28, 2009
Frederick, Md. -- Halloween in Baker Park -- a Walking Guided Tour through Baker Park with a Halloween theme and Thriller performed by Dance Unlimited will take place as scheduled tonight, Oct. 28. Tour Times (approximately 45 minutes each) are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for residents, $7 for nonresidents. Tours begin at the Gazebo and will end at the Boat House on Culler Lake and will follow the path around the park! Dance Unlimited will perform Thriller at 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. Highlights will include, the bell tower, under the bridge, a witches kitchen, and the tour will end with a goodie bag in the boat house for anyone registered for the tour.
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NEWS
September 10, 2009
NOV. 2, 1917-SEPT. 8, 2009 FREDERICK, Md. - Mr. Rudolph McKinley "Josh" Blank, 91, of Frederick, died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He was the husband of the late Naomi Stine Blank, who died on April 4, 1973. Born in Frederick, on Nov. 2, 1917, he was a son of the late Wilfred G. and Effie Delauter Blank. He was the last of his immediate family. Mr. Blank proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army.
NEWS
June 18, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday agreed with a staff recommendation that the bell tower on the South Potomac Street fire station be removed when the roof is replaced in coming months. "I've talked to some of the firemen, and they don't have a sentimental attachment to the tower. They do to the bell," Councilman Ronnie Martin said. "We'd like to keep the bell and maybe part of the tower supporting the bell," Fire Chief Dave Martin said. Ronnie Martin made a motion that the tower be removed and the bell given to the fire department for preservation.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 4, 2009
Borough in line to get stimulus money WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Borough of Waynesboro is set to receive $33,700 in federal stimulus money, which will be used to reconstruct King Street. The project will be done in two phases -- Church Street to Potomac Street and Potomac Street to Grant Street. Borough officials had discussed selecting St. Andrew Drive for the money, but that project will cost approximately $160,000. Instead, they might use Community Development Block Grants for St. Andrew Drive.
NEWS
by Kelly Hahn Johnson/Staff Photographer | April 24, 2007
Curtis Zellers of Before and After puts the final coat of aluminum paint on the bell tower of St. Paul's Church in Smithsburg on Monday.
NEWS
March 20, 2007
Hagerstown landmarks that will receive historic plaques: · City Hall At this site on July 6, 1863, Union Capt. Ulric Dahlgren was wounded in his right leg. The leg was amputated. Dahlgren was killed in 1864. · Circuit Courthouse At this site, a Confederate ransom of the City of Hagerstown was finalized for $20,000. · Washington House John Brown, two of his sons and J.G. Anderson stayed here when it was the Washington House Hotel.
NEWS
May 9, 2006
CLEAR SPRING - The Boy Scouts of Troop 117 in Clear Spring are trying to make structural improvements to the 1873 building on Mill Street so they can make better use of the structure donated to them many years ago and used as the scout hall. The troop is striving to raise enough funds to restore the building so it will be structurally sound and an asset to the community of Clear Spring. A lot of labor has been donated but there is a need for supplies and money to purchase new spouting, front doors, rear doors, roofing and new flooring in the bell tower, which also needs to be restored.
NEWS
February 24, 2006
Basket bingoset for March 5 Hey, bingo cats! It's the third basket bingo blast. The proceeds will benefit Clear Spring Historical Society projects. The bingo will be held on Sunday, March 5, at the Clear Spring Fire Department's bingo hall. The tickets are $25 and include a hot lunch. There will be 25 bingo games (three of those games will be specials). There will also be mini-raffles, tip jars, 50-50 drawings and door prizes. Buy your ticket by Feb. 28 and you will be eligible for a special early bird basket.
NEWS
by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | May 18, 2003
"We built this church with our bare hands and faith in God," Alfred Tonolo told a large audience in a tent beside Letterkenny Army Depot Chapel on Saturday. Tonolo and other men of the Italian Service Units who were held as prisoners of war at the depot during World War II, built the ecumenical chapel as volunteers, after their work day. Tonolo, 83, who lives in Berwick, Pa., now, helped clean the native fieldstone used in the Florentine-style belfry, which stands 65 feet tall and is 6 feet square.
NEWS
February 16, 1999
FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday decided to repair the bell tower atop Town Hall. Councilman Richard Nigh in January had suggested the option of removing the tower, after Mayor Robert Kline presented a Hagerstown company's repair proposal. The bell tower on Town Hall, a former church, is rotting, said Kline. But the tower is protected as a historic landmark, according to a letter to the Funkstown Planning and Zoning Commission from the Washington County Historic District Commission.
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