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NEWS
July 19, 1999
You have to admire the town of Burkittsville, near the Washington/Frederick county line. While other governments spend millions of dollars trying to lure Hollywood to their communities for the tourism and economic development impact, Burkittsville has two words for star gazers: Get out. Burkittsville didn't have much choice in the matter. Without help or encouragement from any government agency (what happened to the Maryland Film Commission - got polio?), makers of "The Blair Witch Project" chose lovely, pastoral Burkittsville as a fictional setting.
NEWS
August 11, 2009
William A. Sowers, 81, of Burkittsville, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at home. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, Md. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren near Burkittsville.
NEWS
December 7, 2008
Lloyd B. Murphy, 87 SEPT. 2, 1921-DEC. 6, 2008 BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - Lloyd B. "Pat" Murphy, 87, Burkittsville, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Washington County Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1921, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Baxter and Norma Trout Murphy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen McGowan Murphy, on March 23, 2008. He was employed as a truck driver by Dairy Maid in Frederick until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army, during World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burkittsville.
NEWS
March 13, 2003
BRUNSWICK, Md. - Glenn Edward Sowers, 76, of 1 East "E" St., died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Born June 14, 1926, in Broad Run, Md., he was the son of the late Harry and Anna Mary Ausherman Sowers. He retired from Essroc Cement Co. in Lime Kiln, Md., after 30 years. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren in Burkittsville, Md. He was a member of VFW Post 10421 of Brunswick.
NEWS
June 9, 2010
Charlotte Elaine "Foodini" Payne, 60, of Jefferson, Md., died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, Md. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Burkittsville (Md.) Union Cemetery.
NEWS
March 30, 2009
SEPT. 13, 1940-MARCH 28, 2009 RANSON, W.Va. - Nancy Estelle Wean Smith, 68, of Ranson, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1940, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Earl Garbison Wean Sr. and Elma Magdalene Foley Wean. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Burkittsville, Md. She is survived by her husband, Glen D. Smith Sr.; two sons, Glenn D. Smith Jr. of Kearneysville, W.Va.
LIFESTYLE
June 28, 2012
The Sesquicentennial Committee for the 150th Celebration of the Battle of South Mountain is looking for volunteers to act as docents for walking tours. The walking tours will be in Burkittsville and Middletown, Md. Docent training sessions are being offered. Docents will conduct guided walking tours of Burkittsville from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. The Middletown walking tours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, and noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.
NEWS
By ANDREA ROWLAND | October 9, 1999
BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - Two men escaped serious injury Saturday when a small plane crashed into a vehicle near this Frederick County town. A 1971 Grumman Ag-Cat biplane loaded with seed and piloted by George Folk, 54, of Martinsburg, W.Va., was taking off from a dirt road at about 1 p.m. when the plane struck a pickup truck driven by Malcolm Genuse, 46, of Burkittsville, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Department. Genuse was traveling the opposite direction of the plane on property at 4524 Burkittsville Rd., police said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 30, 2010
As a state delegate, Paul J. Gilligan would work for rural preservation and urban livability, he said. If small cities such as Hagerstown and Frederick attract residents through their vibrancy, open space and sound transportation, there's less of a need or desire to carve up the countryside, Gilligan said. At the same time, farmers should be compensated for keeping housing developments off their property, he said. "Farmers can sit on millions of dollars (of land) and never get a nickel out of it," Gilligan said.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | November 8, 2006
Del. Richard B. Weldon, R-Washington/Frederick, appeared Tuesday night to be on his way to a second term in the Maryland House of Delegates. With all Frederick County and Washington County's precincts in legislative subdistrict 3B reporting, Weldon led Democratic challenger Paul Gilligan 9,278 votes to 5,793 votes. Weldon, 48, of Brunswick, was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2002 and serves on the House Health and Government Operations Committee. Gilligan, 60, is a former mayor of Burkittsville and a retired commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.
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LIFESTYLE
June 28, 2012
The Sesquicentennial Committee for the 150th Celebration of the Battle of South Mountain is looking for volunteers to act as docents for walking tours. The walking tours will be in Burkittsville and Middletown, Md. Docent training sessions are being offered. Docents will conduct guided walking tours of Burkittsville from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. The Middletown walking tours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, and noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.
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OBITUARIES
July 6, 2011
Mr. Arthur Glen Grossnickle, 84, of Mount Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Northampton Manor Health Care, Frederick, Md. Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Burkittsville, Md., he was the son of the late Daniel R. and Carrie S. Toms Grossnickle. He was the husband of Jean G. Simpson Grossnickle, his wife of 60 years. Mr. Grossnickle attended Liberty School, Libertytown, Md., and worked on the family farm in the Burkittsville area before moving to a farm on McKinstry Mill Road in Frederick County in 1943.
OBITUARIES
June 17, 2011
Eunice Catherine Metzger Fouche died at Edenton Retirement Community, Frederick, Md. Parents: Howard and Clara Grossnickle Metzger. Preceded in death by husband of 59 years, Arthur S. Fouche, and one grandson, Terry W. Lapole. Graduated from Middletown High School, 1940; Towson Normal School, with elementary education degree. Taught in Montgomery and Frederick county schools and for Project Head Start. Washington County Homemakers Clubs; Washington County Bird Club; Personal Concerns Group; AMI; Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville; Arc of Washington County.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 30, 2010
As a state delegate, Paul J. Gilligan would work for rural preservation and urban livability, he said. If small cities such as Hagerstown and Frederick attract residents through their vibrancy, open space and sound transportation, there's less of a need or desire to carve up the countryside, Gilligan said. At the same time, farmers should be compensated for keeping housing developments off their property, he said. "Farmers can sit on millions of dollars (of land) and never get a nickel out of it," Gilligan said.
NEWS
June 9, 2010
Charlotte Elaine "Foodini" Payne, 60, of Jefferson, Md., died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, Md. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Burkittsville (Md.) Union Cemetery.
NEWS
August 11, 2009
William A. Sowers, 81, of Burkittsville, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at home. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, Md. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren near Burkittsville.
NEWS
March 30, 2009
SEPT. 13, 1940-MARCH 28, 2009 RANSON, W.Va. - Nancy Estelle Wean Smith, 68, of Ranson, died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1940, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Earl Garbison Wean Sr. and Elma Magdalene Foley Wean. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, Burkittsville, Md. She is survived by her husband, Glen D. Smith Sr.; two sons, Glenn D. Smith Jr. of Kearneysville, W.Va.
NEWS
December 7, 2008
Lloyd B. Murphy, 87 SEPT. 2, 1921-DEC. 6, 2008 BURKITTSVILLE, Md. - Lloyd B. "Pat" Murphy, 87, Burkittsville, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Washington County Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1921, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Baxter and Norma Trout Murphy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen McGowan Murphy, on March 23, 2008. He was employed as a truck driver by Dairy Maid in Frederick until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army, during World War II. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burkittsville.
NEWS
September 24, 2008
"I visited the Great Frederick Fair and I did an unofficial political poll on the spur of the moment. As I walked around the fairground I noticed John McCain after John McCain signs being carried. I then went pass the McCain headquarters and they were putting signs together and handing them out as fast as they were making them. I then observed the Democratic camp and they were all sitting around looking at each other. I noticed a total of three Obama signs. " "The front page of The Herald-Mail just goes to prove how much Mickey Mouse this town is. An airline that only flies to Orlando.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | November 8, 2006
Del. Richard B. Weldon, R-Washington/Frederick, appeared Tuesday night to be on his way to a second term in the Maryland House of Delegates. With all Frederick County and Washington County's precincts in legislative subdistrict 3B reporting, Weldon led Democratic challenger Paul Gilligan 9,278 votes to 5,793 votes. Weldon, 48, of Brunswick, was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2002 and serves on the House Health and Government Operations Committee. Gilligan, 60, is a former mayor of Burkittsville and a retired commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.
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