February 2, 2013
Mary Ann (Gantz) Lum, 76, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life while in the company of her loving family on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born May 21, 1936, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Donald Wallace and Esther Kathleen (Winfield) Gantz. Mary Ann was a 1954 graduate of Boonsboro High School and also attended Shepherd College. Along with her husband, she was the co-owner and operator of Boonsboro Exxon/Amoco and Frank's Used Cars Inc. in Boonsboro.
January 31, 2013
James Fisher and Edith Weedon, who lived through the Civil Rights movement and have been lifetime members of what they said is the only predominantly African-American Church in South County, spent time Thursday in the Boonsboro High School library for a luncheon celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discussing opportunities for students to get more involved in the community. “This shows progress being made,” said Mount Moriah Baptist Church member Edith Weedon of Pleasant Valley.
January 29, 2013
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Clint A. Waldon, son of Steve and Michael Waldon of Boonsboro, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Waldon is a 2012 graduate of Boonsboro High School. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin S. Kolodin, son of Leslie Kolodin of Keedysville, and grandson of Patrica Kolodin of Laurel, Md., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Kolodin is a 2008 graduate of Boonsboro High School.
January 23, 2013
William Henry Poffenberger, 78, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Feb. 18, 1934, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Henry Alexander and Geneva Edith Bender Poffenberger. He was a 1952 graduate of Boonsboro High School, Boonsboro, Md. He was employed by Mack Trucks of Hagerstown for 30 years, until retiring in 1991. He also enjoyed farming. He was a lifetime member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Sharpsburg.
January 21, 2013
While banks, schools and government agencies were closed Monday to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the gym at the Memorial Recreation Center in Hagerstown bustled with activity. Memorial Recreation Center Executive Director Karen Cook said the highlight of the day was a basketball tournament to raise proceeds to build an outdoor basketball court for the center's youth. Some of the other events at the center included a poetry reading and dance routines. “This is our first endeavor to raise funds for the court,” Cook said.
January 11, 2013
Lisa Virginia Churchey, 40, of Newville, Pa., and formerly of the Sharpsburg/Boonsboro area, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. Born Aug. 13, 1972, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Warren Eugene Smith of Spokane, Wash., and Rosetta Mae Fraley Smith and companion, Raymond Thomas, of Boonsboro, Md. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis R. "Chew" Churchey, in 2007. She attended Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro.
January 6, 2013
A running track at Boonsboro High School that gets a lot of use by the school and the community will be renovated with $157,000 that was awarded through the state's Program Open Space. The track, which has not been resurfaced since 2001, is showing signs of wear, Washington County Public Schools officials said Wednesday. “That's a pretty good life out of a track,” said Boyd Michael, deputy superintendent of schools. Lane one on the track and a straightaway used for sprints are particularly worn, said Susan Lowery, athletic director at the school.
January 2, 2013
Charles Leon Tusing, 77, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born on May 14, 1935, in Trego, Md., he was the son of the late Anthony W. and Hyliene B.V. (Hardey) Tusing. Charles was a 1954 graduate from Boonsboro High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War. Charles worked as a carpenter and was the owner of several real estate properties around Hagerstown. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Boonsboro and had formerly been a member of the Dixon-Troxell American Legion Post No. 211 in Funkstown.
December 27, 2012
Jacob Rockwell has a tough job. The Boonsboro native has a year-long position as a member of a Youth Encounter team, bringing the Christian message to youth groups and nursing homes in northern Midwest states. But that's not the tough part. The tough part is ministering to people who are deeply hurting or who have questions about their relationship with God. After Rockwell and his teammates present an inspirational, musical program, team members mingle with the audience and minister one on one. Sometimes the conversations get emotional.
December 26, 2012
Marietta June (Clopper) Haynes, 87, of Rohrersville, Md., passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, surrounded by her family. Born on June 24, 1925, in Boonsboro, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ruth E. (Itnyre) Clopper. She was a 1943 graduate of Boonsboro High School. June was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Rohrersville. She was also a member of the Fidelis Circle and Senior Bowling League.