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May 16, 2013
Howard Wilson Ruths Jr., 74, of Stephens City, Va., died Monday, May 13, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center. Mr. Ruths was born in 1939, in Waynesboro, Pa., the son of the late Howard W. and Kathryn M. Ruths Sr. He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1957 in Smithsburg, Md. Mr. Ruths was a foreman operating for Potomac Edison/Allegheny Power Company, serving for more than 32 years, and retiring in 1997. He was a member and vestry member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stephens City.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | May 15, 2013
Cascade Elementary School fourth-grader Kiarra Wilson will occasionally get strawberry milk for lunch but said chocolate milk is her favorite. “It's like drinking candy,” she said. “I love chocolate.” Wilson, 10, said that her favorite meal is macaroni and cheese with chocolate milk. She was one of 14 students at Cascade Elementary asked Wednesday about their favorite type of milk to drink. Of those 14 students, eight said chocolate milk was their favorite, three preferred strawberry milk, one each went for vanilla, fat-free and unflavored, and lactose-free and unflavored.
April 14, 2013
 Emma Jane Smith Pryor Hankey, 96, of 1245 Jacks Mountain Road, Fairfield, Pa., died Sunday, April 14, at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade. 
April 1, 2013
An electrical problem caused a fire that resulted in $45,000 in damages to a wood-frame house Saturday night in Cascade, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Monday. The fire was reported at 8:46 p.m. at a two-story house at 14627 Pennersville Road, according to a news release from the Fire Marshal's Office. The occupants of the house discovered the fire in an upstairs bedroom, the release says. The fire caused $30,000 in damage to the structure and $15,000 in damages to the contents, according to the release.
March 21, 2013
Wendy Renee Duckett, 37, of Manassas, Va., died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be co-celebrated with her late father, William Anthony "Tony" Duckett on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, at 4 p.m. Eulogy at 4:15 p.m. Dress is Tony and Wendy casual. Arrangments are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro, Pa.
March 17, 2013
Thomas Lee Collins, 70, of Cascade, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center of Hagerstown. Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
March 15, 2013
The One Mountain Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, auction and dance Saturday, March 23, at American Legion Post 239 on McAfee Hill Road in Cascade.  The menu includes spaghetti, tomato or meat sauce, meat balls, Italian bread and a variety of rolls, salad with choice of dressings, dessert, and drink (coffee, tea, or water). Dinner will start at 5 p.m., the auction is at 7 p.m. and dancing will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.
February 24, 2013
James D. “Jim” Coyle III, 65, of Pennersville Road, Cascade, Md., passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born Aug. 29, 1947, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late James D. “Bob” Coyle Jr. and Dora Jane (Cooper) Coyle. He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1965. He was a self-employed auto mechanic for Coyle's 66 Filling Station and Coyle's Garage. He was a member of ACACIA Lodge 155 AF & AM of Thurmont, Md., SAL American Legion Post 239 of Cascade and Blue Ridge Sportsmen's Association.
January 21, 2013
Cats Adult Siamese, male, chocolate and beige, found on Kings Crest Boulevard in Hagerstown Adult domestic shorthair, male, brown and black, found on Hartle Drive in Hagerstown Adult DSH, gender unknown, black, found on Lappans Road in Williamsport Adult DSH, male, orange and white, found on Hart Avenue in Cascade Young DSH, male, orange and white, found on Hart Avenue in Cascade Young DSH, female, brown and black, found...
January 13, 2013
One person died and another was taken to a hospital after a head-on collision Sunday morning in the 14400 block of MacAfee Hill Road near the Fort Ritchie Community Center, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Sun Winstead, 62, of Waynesboro, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene, Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said in a news release. Jason Belcher, 42, also of Waynesboro, was transported to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown and later taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, authorities said.
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