August 28, 2010
Grace McMahon, 4, of Cearfoss gathers potatoes Saturday morning during the eighth annual Spud Fest at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
July 8, 2009
Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship in Cearfoss will hold an indoor yard sale Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the church's community ministry center. To reserve table space, call 301-739-7598.
September 5, 2009
Camden Hull, 3, Ali Swain, 5, and Madison Hull, 7, hold large tomatoes, which take two hands to hold, that were found in their Memaw's garden in Cearfoss. The tomatoes were 16 to 17 inches in circumference.
September 17, 2010
Mount Zion Church, 14336 Greencastle Pike, Cearfoss, gospel singing group Daystar will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be a goodwill offering. Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Masters Four will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Gapland Christian Church, 2812 Rohrersville Road, 11 miles south of Boonsboro, The Last Generation will minister in word and song at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 26.
May 27, 2011
A house near Cearfoss that had been in the same family for more than a century was destroyed by a fire Friday morning. "I felt a little numb when I first saw it," said Don Spickler, owner of the house at 15219 Fairview Road, which is about five miles west of Cearfoss. "It's just one of those things that you obviously don't plan on happening, but all the firefighters did a great job getting the fire under control. " The house was first owned by the Shank family in 1895, but Spickler said his great-grandfather married into that family in 1897.
January 11, 2009
Tara Rae Schildtknecht and David William Mills were married on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. The bride is the daughter of Don and Rhonda Schildtknecht of Clear Spring. The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Barb Mills of Clear Spring. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Clear Spring High School. The bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Clear Spring High School and a 2008 graduate of Hagerstown Community College with an associate degree in general studies.
November 18, 2011
Cearfoss roundabout is working well To the editor: The roundabouts recently proposed, or approved, by city and county officials have raised the ire of some citizens who decry these traffic-calming devices and claim that calamitous crash-chaos will inevitably follow if these plans are allowed to go full circle (pun intended). Allow me to remind you of a study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, which concluded that the Cearfoss roundabout resulted in a crash reduction of 76.5 percent and reduced injury crashes by 93.8 percent per year.
October 13, 2009
JUNE 19, 1923-OCT. 11, 2009 MAUGANSVILLE - Amanda Eby Martin, age 86, a resident of the Mennonite Home in Maugansville, Md., died at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at the home. Born June 19, 1923, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Phares H. and Fannie R. (Eby) Martin. She was a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. She worked in the bakery for the former Martin's Food Market in Hagerstown. Surviving family are a sister, Mary E. Martin, a resident of the Mennonite Home, Maugansville; a brother, Reuben A. Martin of Hagerstown; 12 nieces and nephews; and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.
July 22, 2007
CEARFOSS - It's not the time of year most people think about hunting, but you wouldn't know that at Fairview Wildlife Studio at Eby's Lawn & Garden. The taxidermy shop is swamped with work. We're not just talking about whitetail deer and black bears. There are boxes of African antelope hides from wildebeests, steinboks, waterbucks, impalas, red hartebeests and kudus with large twisted horns. Taxidermist Wayne Smith expects Fairview, west of Cearfoss, to mount 150 to 200 pieces this year.
January 23, 2009
MAY 5, 1931-JAN. 21, 2009 MAUGANSVILLE, Md. - Florence E. Martin, 77, a resident of the Mennonite Home of Maugansville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown. Born May 5, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Phares H. and Fannie R. Eby Martin. She worked at the former B & L Grocery Store in Maugansville. She was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. She is survived by two sisters, Amanda Martin and Mary Martin, both of Maugansville; one brother, Reuben A. Martin of Hagerstown; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.