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NEWS
July 10, 2013
The Boonsboro High School Class of 1948 celebrated its 65th reunion June 12 at the Western Sizzlin' steak house in Halfway. Class members, along with spouses and friends, enjoyed a buffet meal and fellowship. Lucille Murray, reunion chairwoman, gave an update on the class members who could not attend. A memorial service was conducted for the 32 deceased class members. The names were read by Peggy Beeler, and prayer was given by the Rev. Ralph Jamison, a class member. Gerald Holmes gave an update on the Boonsboro High School Class of 1948 Memorial Award.
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OBITUARIES
July 10, 2013
Audrey Marie (Burger) Smith, 82, of Hagerstown passed from this life Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her home while surrounded by her family. Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Merle Burger and Devonna (Weddle) McElroy. Audrey was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Rohrersville, Md. She had worked at the Hanover Shoe Factory in Middletown, Md., but spent most of her life caring for her family and her home. Audrey enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, and especially crabbing and fishing.
NEWS
July 7, 2013
Firefighters hiked up the Appalachian Trail in the southern end of Washington County on Sunday morning to reach a woman experiencing problems with heat exposure, according to Washington County Emergency Services. Firefighters from Boonsboro fire company's Rohrersville substation hiked approximately 3 miles to the woman on the trail in the Weverton Cliffs area, a Boonsboro firefighter said. The woman, who was with family, asked to have her blood pressure checked, the firefighter said.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
The town of Boonsboro's annual Independence Day celebration got off to a brisk start Friday with the promise of fireworks later in the night. The celebration originally was scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed because of the possibility of inclement weather. By 6 p.m., residents were jockeying for the best available viewing position for the fireworks display at Shafer Memorial Park, while many others lined up to get a taste of the food that was being sold, including hot dogs, french fries and ice cream.
BREAKINGNEWS
July 3, 2013
The fireworks display scheduled for Wednesday night in Shafer Park has been postponed due to impending rain and thunderstorms, Boonsboro Town Manager Debra A. Smith said. “We have to cancel the event and reschedule for our rain date, which is Friday (July 5),” Smith said Wednesday afternoon. All other events as part of the Independence Day celebration at Shafer Park, at 37 Park Drive, have been postponed to Friday as well, Smith said. The Rohrersville Band is scheduled to perform during the festivities, which also include other children's activities and food for sale by local nonprofit organizations starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks are slated to begin just after dusk.
NEWS
BY Raychel Harvey-Jones | July 3, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County seized a 26 year-old female Arabian horse from Edward Roher of Boonsboro  on Monday .  After receiving an anonymous call the humane society field services team headed to a location on Lappans road in Boonsboro, where two field officers accompanied by Michael Lausen, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, found a horse with clear signs of neglect, according to...
LIFESTYLE
July 3, 2013
Wells Ridenour of Boonsboro took this photo of a bear in his yard at about 8 a.m. on June 28. Ridenour said the bear spent about 20 minutes at his Boonsboro Mountain Road home. Ridenour said it is not the first bear he has seen at his home, but he believes it is the largest he has seen.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2013
Members of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church said they want to make an impact in the community, so they organized a special day in Shafer Park on Sunday. A main part of the event was a Christian music festival, which featured bands playing in a gazebo on the park's grounds. Men In Black, a band that features gospel and country music, took the stage early in the afternoon and the group was followed by Calvarys Redemption, made up of a younger group of musicians offering a more revved-up rock sound.
OBITUARIES
June 29, 2013
Wayne Douglas Whisman, 65, of Boonsboro, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. The service will be private. Arrangements are by Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro.
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