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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2013
A group working with the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters is looking into the possibility of installing artificial turf at Boonsboro High School's football field, Washington County Public Schools officials said. Boonsboro High and school system officials, as well as some community members, were expected to meet Wednesday to begin discussing whether the project would be feasible and if the school system would support it, officials said. In researching different artificial turf companies, Boonsboro High Head Football Coach Clayton Anders said he received an estimate for the entire project - grading, drainage and artificial turf - from FieldTurf that was a little more than $800,000.
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NEWS
July 28, 2013
The Life and Liberty Crusade will be Aug. 4 to 7 at Victory Baptist Church in Boonsboro. This marks the 20th anniversary of the crusade. Evangelist David Wood will be the guest speaker for the services. Wood has spoken across the United States and in many foreign countries.  Special music will be featured in each of the services, along with the Crusade Choir. The public is invited.  For more information, call 301-432-5055 or go to http://victorybaptistmd.com.
OBITUARIES
July 28, 2013
Lynn Hamilton Griffith, 76, of Boonsboro, Md., went to heaven on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1936, in Keedysville, Md., he was the son of the late Harry H. Griffith Sr. and Marjorie A. Abbott Griffith. Lynn owned and operated Antietam Paint and Body Shop since 1968. He worked as an auto body repairman since he was 16 years old. He loved to go fishing, boating and watching westerns. He is survived by his loving wife and companion of 37 years, Carleta Griffith; a loving daughter, Dawn Griffith Nally and husband, Donnie, of Hagerstown, Md.; three nephews, Kirk Wagner, Ronald Defelice Jr. and Brian Defelice, all of Hagerstown; sister-in-law, Brenda Defelice, and brother-in-law, Ronald Defelice, both of Hagerstown; and cousin and very close friend, Sonny Leatherman of Boonsboro.
OBITUARIES
July 24, 2013
James Edward Routzahn, 72, of Hagerstown, Md., recently a resident of Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Page Edward and Minnie Elizabeth (Flook) Routzahn. James attended Middletown (Md.) High School. He worked as a drywall contractor and also enjoyed farming. He was a member of Antrim Faith Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Pa., and most recently attended Victory Baptist Church in Boonsboro.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
OBITUARIES
July 24, 2013
Eleanor L. "Ellie" Hutson, 86, of Boonsboro, and formerly of Sharpsburg and Williamsport, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born April 7, 1927, in Shepherdstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mary Wolfe Myers Griffith. Her husband of 53 years, James Luther Hutson Sr., preceded her in death in 1998. Ellie attended Shepherdstown High School She retired from Victor Products in 1985, and most recently worked for Direct Mail Processing in Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
July 16, 2013
Robert Lee Monninger, 75, of Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born May 16, 1938, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Roy V. and Florence V. (Thomas) Monninger. He attended Smithsburg High School. He retired from Supreme Block Co. in 2004 after 28 years of service. He attended Black Rock Bible Church in Hagerstown. Robert enjoyed hunting trips to West Virginia over the years with his friends and loved to hunt with his grandsons.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2013
When Boonsboro Town Clerk and tax collector Barbara Rodenhiser started her job nearly 35 years ago, she said Boonsboro was a laid-back agricultural town that had a fraction of the traffic it does today. Rodenhiser prepared town residents' utility bills by hand back then, and her office was in a tiny building on St. Paul Street. A cat came around in the mornings and she let it in the window so she could feed it. If that sounds a bit like Mayberry, “It was, in essence,” Rodenhiser said.
OBITUARIES
July 12, 2013
Joseph "Joe" Robert Rohr, 90, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Friday, July 12, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born April 30, 1923, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Charles Gary and Viola Belle (McFarland) Rohr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Grace (Bowers) Rohr, whom he married on Jan. 1, 1948. Joe graduated from Williamsport High School in 1942. He was a sergeant during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army with the 189th Labor Supervision Center in the European Theater of Operations.
OBITUARIES
July 11, 2013
Louella Mae Anderson, 96, of 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Graystone Drive, Hagerstown, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at the Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro. Born Sunday, Nov. 26, 1916, in Zullinger, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles L. Conrad and the late Nellie M. (Rook) Conrad. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Anderson, in 1978. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Md. She is survived by her son, Harold J. Anderson Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Diane Reynolds, and great-granddaughter, Kayla Reynolds, both of Hagerstown.
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