April 16, 2012
Ronald Eugene Oberholzer, 75, of 8652 Downsville Pike, Williamsport, MD 21795, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, in his home after battling an illness for the past year. He was born Sept. 24, 1936, to Preston and Esther (Hoover) Oberholzer in Waynesboro, Pa. He married Clara Mae (Noll) on April 29, 1978, in Leitersburg. He worked his early years at the shoe factory and cold storage before going to Frick Co., where he worked from June 1961 to June 2002. He is survived by his children, Babbette Oberholzer Canales of Livingston, Texas, Corey Bingaman of Waynesboro, Scott Noll of Dallas, Pa., Kelly (Noll)
March 10, 2012
One Mountain Foundation has established a scholarship program for students in the Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., areas and the surrounding communities. This year, the goal is to award four $1,000 scholarships, one each to a senior from Smithsburg, Catoctin, Waynesboro and Fairfield high schools. The applicant's area of study or planned school program must result in a degree or in a professional certification. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 1 and received no later than April 10. Applications, criteria and procedures can be found at www.onemountainfoundation.org . Proceeds from foundation events and donations from the public and foundation members and sponsors provide the funding for the scholarships.
March 8, 2012
Mr. J. Ted Benchoff, 54, of 14942 Buchanan Trail East, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services Monday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa.
February 20, 2012
David Pierre Joseph Broussard, 46, of Fairfield, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his home. Born May 14, 1965, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph D. and Anne McCarty Broussard. He was head cook at Hill Country Farm in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and formerly was co-owner/operator of A Lily Pad Flowers and Gifts shop in Smithsburg, Md., and Blue Ridge Summit. David enjoyed his dogs, cooking and spending time with friends. Surviving are sisters, Marie T. Broussard and her husband, Thomas Jacobson, of Silver Spring, Md., and Clare J.M. Broussard and her husband, J.T. Devine, of Forestville, Calif.; and brothers, Joseph C. Broussard and wife, Amy, of Newark, Del., and Paul J. Broussard of Cascade, Md. A memorial reception will be held at Hill Country Farm, 519 Gladhill Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, Saturday, Feb. 25, beginning at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Emmitsburg, Md. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.myersdurborawfh.com .
January 5, 2012
Jean Irene McCleaf Benchoff, 84, of The Village of Laurel Run in Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 15348 Summit Farm Drive in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the nursing home. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fountaindale Union Cemetery.
December 14, 2011
A Franklin County, Pa., magisterial district judge ruled Wednesday that all charges should stand against a Waynesboro man accused of killing two people, including his fiancée, in a Feb. 12 crash. Shawn Tyler Lacasse, 26, of 861 Anthony Ave., was charged Sept. 28 with two counts of homicide by vehicle, and one count each of racing on highways and speeding in a crash that killed two people - one of whom was his 25-year-old fiancée. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz decided all criminal charges should remain in place and scheduled mandatory arraignment for Jan. 25 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
October 7, 2011
Lutheran Home Care and Hospice is seeking committed and caring individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin County, Pa. Upcoming training dates are from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays, today, Oct. 17 and 24, in Chambersburg, Pa. or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. For more information, contact Tammy Hawbaker at 717-217-3520 or email@example.com ...
September 29, 2011
The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently recognized employees for their years of service to the department. The following area employees were recognized: 30 years Edward Crow, Thurmont, Md., pesticide regulation Thomas Lupp, Frederick, Md., forest pest management 25 years Christopher Firme, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., forest pest management Moana Himes, Frederick, resource conservation...
September 29, 2011
John Denning Vogel, 65, of Norwood Avenue, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at his home. He was born July 23, 1946, in Harrisburg, Pa., the son of the late Harry Denning Jr. and Helen Beasom Vogel. John is survived by his wife, Katherine "Kate" Maloney Vogel. Mr. Vogel was a graduate of Susquenita High School and Elizabethtown College. For many years he served in the U.S. Army Reserve. John also served for a time as a page in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
September 28, 2011
Several dozen people joined Washington Township officials Wednesday evening to dedicate a trail at Happel's Meadow Wetlands to a former committee member, who passed away on April 25, 2008, at the age of 62. John F. Birely, of Blue Ridge Summit, was one of the original five members of the preservation committee, which oversees and offers recommendations to the township about its 80-plus acres of wetlands along Pa. 16. Originally appointed to...