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April 19, 1999
Washington County Technical High School students took home several awards from a state competition in which 800 students competed in 40 contests last month. The school's chapter of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America showcased its members leadership and job skills at the 1999 Skills Championship, held at Frederick County Career and Technology Center on March 27. About 25 county students competed in the event and 10 were state finalists. In order to compete at the state level, students had to win local and regional competitions.
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NEWS
July 24, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Washington, the founder of Charles Town, will soon be hanging out in the Jefferson County Courthouse. An informal group of residents, known both as the Friends of the Court House and the Order of the Clock Tower, presented a portrait of Washington to the Jefferson County Commissioners Thursday. The group commissioned a Jefferson County artist, Christopher Madden, to paint the portrait of the town's founder and the brother of the nation's first president, George Washington.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 1, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - In an emergency meeting, the Williamsport Town Council on Wednesday appointed a member of its street crew to be an alternate meter reader. Clerk/Treasurer Bonnie J. Errico said the town council voted 5-0 to have Justin Hamilton fill in as meter reader when Larry Lewis can't do it. Assistant Mayor Monty R. Jones got to the meeting too late to vote, Errico said. Errico said she and another employee at Town Hall have missed or will miss time for medical reasons, so Lewis will fill in as needed.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 29, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Rotary Club of Waynesboro is nearly ready to present preliminary plans for its new town park near the Wayne Gardens subdivision, member Jim Rock said Friday. Construction is expected to begin in late April. The park will be built on a vacant nine-acre field of borough-owned land bordered by Park and Eighth streets and Anthony and Fairview avenues. The borough bought the land in the 1970s for eventual use as a park, but those plans remained dormant until the Rotary came along.
NEWS
September 18, 2000
Bear makes global trek for seniors By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer WILLIAMSPORT - He's a frequent flier with fur. Williamsport Retirement Village's resident teddy bear has traveled to 10 U.S. states and seven foreign countries as part of an activities department initiative to link with the community, and generate fond memories and conversation among the nursing center's...
NEWS
August 18, 1999
Week of Aug. 15, 1949 Northern sections of Washington County and adjacent Franklin County, Pa., are having grasshopper problems. Hancock orchardists were the first to report the invasion by millions of grasshoppers about three weeks ago. Poison spray, under the supervision of the University of Maryland laboratory at Hancock, brought the grasshopper situation under control in that orchard section. Fourteen-year-old John Churchey has added a twist to the shoe-shine business.
NEWS
August 24, 2000
HCC serves up Course in a Box By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer Hagerstown Community College students can thank the person who invented cardboard boxes later. continued The school has found another way to use the containers that could be considered the American staple for people on the go. If Chinese food in a box, wine in a box or instant potatoes in a box weren't convenient enough, HCC is now offering a Course in a Box. Michael Parsons, HCC's dean of instruction, said college officials were looking for creative ways to live up to one of its goals: "Learn anytime, anywhere.
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by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | September 16, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com KEEDYSVILLE - Keedysville residents will now be able to contact their council members, report a utility problem or learn their community's history at a Web site devoted to the town. Councilman Richard Walton created the site at www.Keedysville.com about a week ago as a way for busy residents to keep in touch, he said. Not everyone can get to the town's monthly meetings and others may be too shy to speak in public, so they can e-mail their concerns, Walton said.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
Members of church become pen pals with military in Arabian Sea By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com The Sept. 11 attacks on the United States affected members of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Hagerstown even though none had a direct link to anyone who died in the terrorist attacks, said the church's pastor, the Rev. Betty Dunlop. Looking for a way to connect with some of the men and women serving their country, Dunlop and parishioners Johnette "Inky" Eckstine and Nancy Wallech have become pen pals with soldiers stationed on the USS Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Arabian Sea. The women write of their lives in Washington County, their families, plans for the holidays and religious messages, said Eckstine, of Boonsboro.
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By DAVE McMILLION | julieg@herald-mail.com | October 28, 2012
Kerosene lights hanging from the ceiling, his and hers outhouses and two pot-bellied stoves to provide heat during the winter were among the features Downsville Church of the Brethren parishioners George Stumbaugh and Lila Mae Haywood remembered Sunday as the church celebrated its 155th anniversary. “We froze on one side and roasted on the other,” said Haywood, 83, of Hagerstown. The original 1857 church remains part of the current sanctuary, but carpeting now covers the bloodstains that are rumored to be from a Civil War soldier, said Stumbaugh, 80, of Williamsport.
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