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by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | April 26, 2006
Local members of Beta Sigma Phi say their international women's organization has celebrated sisterhood for decades. Walter W. Ross established Beta Sigma Phi in Kansas City, Mo., during the Great Depression to provide a social, cultural and intellectual outlet for women who were unable to attend college. Today, Beta Sigma Phi chapters span the globe with members - many of whom are college graduates - promoting a sisterhood of friendship and service. Monday evening, April 24, area chapters of Beta Sigma Phi and their governing board celebrated the group's 75th anniversary with a Founder's Day banquet at Red Horse Steak House on Dual Highway.
NEWS
March 10, 2003
Valerie Violet "Billie" Kitzmiller Cline, 82, of National Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Washington County Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Bert Eugene and Corrine Rowland Kitzmiller. She was a 1938 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was employed by the Washington County Health Department for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and was a volunteer with the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and with Girl Scouts of America.
NEWS
February 16, 2005
The winners of the second annual chili cook-off, held Saturday, Jan. 29, as part of the third annual IceFest in Chambersburg, Pa., have been announced. New this year, $100 awards were presented in three categories. The winners were Chambersburg YMCA, as the favorite; best presentation was awarded to the Leo Club of Faust Junior High School; and Chambersburg Evening Lions Club received the most votes and was awarded $100 and the chili cook-off trophy. The 12 participating organizations and the hundreds of chili-tasters were entertained by the Capitol Dixieland Band, under the direction of Lynn Lerew.
NEWS
February 24, 2009
AUG. 6, 1946-FEB. 22, 2009 Mary Ann Younkins, 62, of 17823 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her home. Born Aug. 6, 1946, in Hagerstown to the late George Luther and Wanda June Rohrer Waters. She was a 1964 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She was employed by Weiss Brothers Paper of Hagerstown for 44 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, Md. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi of Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
December 18, 2012
Ruth Virginia Faith Ashton, 93, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at City Hospital. Born May 28, 1919, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Calvin Faith and Cora Grace Sword Faith. She had been employed at National Fruit Co., Talents Flower Shop and held private day care in her home. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 32 years. Mrs. Ashton was a sponsor member of the Tau Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Ruth was known for her love of family, children, friends, God and her country.
NEWS
March 12, 2003
WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Fairy L. Kirk, 86, of Buck Valley Road, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. Born March 26, 1916, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Cromwell and Icy Crouse VanGosen. Her husband, Robert "Bob" Kirk, died in 1979. She was employed by Pittman's Grocery for 17 years, and retired in 1989 from the U.S. Postal Service in Warfordsburg. She was a member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, the choir and was a deacon and elder.
NEWS
March 31, 2009
APRIL 17, 1926-MARCH 30, 2009 Ullnee Marie "Mickey" Place Whaley, Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully in her home the morning of March 30, 2009. Born April 17, 1926, in Washington County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl Franklin and Helen Fern Nolan Place. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church; a member of Naomi Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Galion, Ohio; and Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Hagerstown. She and her husband of 59 years owned and operated the Dual Highway Dairy Queen from 1952 until their retirement in 1986.
NEWS
October 24, 2009
MAY 7, 1929-OCT. 22, 2009 WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - K. Jane Kershner, 80, of Williamsport, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport. Born May 7, 1929, in Oakland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Goldie L. Griffith Reckard. She was a graduate of Oakland High School in Oakland, Md., and a graduate of Frostburg State Teachers College with a bachelor of science degree. She was May Queen at Frostburg State. She previously was employed as a teacher by the Washington County Board of Education.
NEWS
by ROBERT SNYDER | April 20, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Area dancers will get the opportunity to kick up their heels when the annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance, now in its ninth year, is held next month in Shepherdstown. Sponsored by the Preceptor Alpha Kappa chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the dance raises funds for Hospice of the Panhandle, and is among one of several good deeds the organization performs in the name of community improvement, said group treasurer Cindy Stonebraker. The buffet dinner dance, which will include live music, will be May 6 from 6:30 to midnight at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
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OBITUARIES
December 18, 2012
Ruth Virginia Faith Ashton, 93, of Martinsburg, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at City Hospital. Born May 28, 1919, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Calvin Faith and Cora Grace Sword Faith. She had been employed at National Fruit Co., Talents Flower Shop and held private day care in her home. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 32 years. Mrs. Ashton was a sponsor member of the Tau Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Ruth was known for her love of family, children, friends, God and her country.
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NEWS
October 24, 2009
MAY 7, 1929-OCT. 22, 2009 WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - K. Jane Kershner, 80, of Williamsport, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport. Born May 7, 1929, in Oakland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles C. and Goldie L. Griffith Reckard. She was a graduate of Oakland High School in Oakland, Md., and a graduate of Frostburg State Teachers College with a bachelor of science degree. She was May Queen at Frostburg State. She previously was employed as a teacher by the Washington County Board of Education.
NEWS
March 31, 2009
APRIL 17, 1926-MARCH 30, 2009 Ullnee Marie "Mickey" Place Whaley, Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully in her home the morning of March 30, 2009. Born April 17, 1926, in Washington County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl Franklin and Helen Fern Nolan Place. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church; a member of Naomi Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Galion, Ohio; and Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Hagerstown. She and her husband of 59 years owned and operated the Dual Highway Dairy Queen from 1952 until their retirement in 1986.
NEWS
February 24, 2009
AUG. 6, 1946-FEB. 22, 2009 Mary Ann Younkins, 62, of 17823 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her home. Born Aug. 6, 1946, in Hagerstown to the late George Luther and Wanda June Rohrer Waters. She was a 1964 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She was employed by Weiss Brothers Paper of Hagerstown for 44 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg, Md. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi of Hagerstown.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 11, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Neither rain nor hail nor wind nor lightning could keep five young women off the stage at the 88th annual Fulton County (Pa.) Fair. The teenagers rehearsed in seriously inclement weather on Sunday afternoon, but calmer skies opened over the evening ceremony for the fair queen contestants. Chosen as the winner was Olivia Strait, 17, of McConnellsburg. Cortnee Henry, 17, of Hustontown, Pa., was named first runner-up. Strait talked about the variety of people needed to make the fair successful in what was her first time speaking before a crowd.
NEWS
by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | April 26, 2006
Local members of Beta Sigma Phi say their international women's organization has celebrated sisterhood for decades. Walter W. Ross established Beta Sigma Phi in Kansas City, Mo., during the Great Depression to provide a social, cultural and intellectual outlet for women who were unable to attend college. Today, Beta Sigma Phi chapters span the globe with members - many of whom are college graduates - promoting a sisterhood of friendship and service. Monday evening, April 24, area chapters of Beta Sigma Phi and their governing board celebrated the group's 75th anniversary with a Founder's Day banquet at Red Horse Steak House on Dual Highway.
NEWS
by ROBERT SNYDER | April 20, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Area dancers will get the opportunity to kick up their heels when the annual Spring Fling Dinner Dance, now in its ninth year, is held next month in Shepherdstown. Sponsored by the Preceptor Alpha Kappa chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the dance raises funds for Hospice of the Panhandle, and is among one of several good deeds the organization performs in the name of community improvement, said group treasurer Cindy Stonebraker. The buffet dinner dance, which will include live music, will be May 6 from 6:30 to midnight at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
NEWS
February 16, 2005
The winners of the second annual chili cook-off, held Saturday, Jan. 29, as part of the third annual IceFest in Chambersburg, Pa., have been announced. New this year, $100 awards were presented in three categories. The winners were Chambersburg YMCA, as the favorite; best presentation was awarded to the Leo Club of Faust Junior High School; and Chambersburg Evening Lions Club received the most votes and was awarded $100 and the chili cook-off trophy. The 12 participating organizations and the hundreds of chili-tasters were entertained by the Capitol Dixieland Band, under the direction of Lynn Lerew.
NEWS
March 12, 2003
WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Fairy L. Kirk, 86, of Buck Valley Road, died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown. Born March 26, 1916, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late John Cromwell and Icy Crouse VanGosen. Her husband, Robert "Bob" Kirk, died in 1979. She was employed by Pittman's Grocery for 17 years, and retired in 1989 from the U.S. Postal Service in Warfordsburg. She was a member of Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church, the choir and was a deacon and elder.
NEWS
March 11, 2003
Valerie Violet "Billie" Kitzmiller Cline, 82, of National Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Washington County Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Bert Eugene and Corrine Rowland Kitzmiller. She was a 1938 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She was employed by the Washington County Health Department for 20 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She volunteered for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and Girl Scouts of America.
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