September 15, 2007
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, a Christian family music fest featuring Common Place, Eternal Praise and others will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. Mount Zion Church, 14336 Greencastle Pike, Cearfoss, The Gospel Strings will present a program of bluegrass gospel music this Sunday at 2 p.m. Heritage Academy, 12215 Walnut Point West, Hagerstown, a fundraiser for a mission in the Philippines will be held...
December 7, 2009
OCT. 13, 1928-DEC. 6, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Carl H. Martin, 81, of 1678 Phillippy Road, Greencastle, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at the Mennonite Home, Maugansville, Md., where he had been a resident for the past two months. Born Oct. 13, 1928, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Aaron H. and Ethel (Horst) Martin. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. He and his wife, Vesta L. (Martin)
December 9, 2007
CEARFOSS - Seventy years ago and half a world away, a young Cearfoss woman, her new husband and a friend from California - all three Church of the Brethren missionaries - disappeared without a trace in rural China. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the congregation of the Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship and a few family members swept away the miles and the years as they shared memories of the three missionaries and their ultimate sacrifice for their beliefs. Mary Hykes Harsh, Alva Harsh and Minneva Neher set off for China on Sept.
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.
February 20, 2012
“Good article in the Sunday paper on the 12th, about the hotel/motel tax and the stadium. Doubled the tax in 2000, from 3 to 6 percent, $15.3 million, and it was used to support cultural and recreational, because it wasn't stipulated in the legislation. Does that sound like the gaming commission report, and the fire and rescue, hide the ball? Sorry about that, I don't believe any of it, and it's time for a bigger story.” - Leitersburg “Every time I see a column in the paper from Limbaugh, I am going to call in because I do not agree with David Limbaugh and his comments, his deranged syndrome of Obama, President Obama.
January 12, 2011
AUG. 31, 1943-JAN. 11, 2011 CLEAR SPRING, Md. — Lewis Victor Eby Jr., age 67, of Lynnehaven Drive, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Clear Spring, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Balitmore, Md. Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Lewis Victor Eby Sr. and Edna Horst Eby. He was a member of the Mount Zion Mennonite Church of Boonsboro, and...
August 6, 2007
CEARFOSS - Starting from scratch in 1979, Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship has grown in the number of its faithful and more than doubled the size of the building at 14010 Greencastle Pike. "Our original building, which opened in 1984, is 6,690 square feet," said Paul Reid, church board chairman. "The new community ministry center is an additional 8,380 square feet. " More than half of the new space is a multipurpose room that Reid and Pastor Len Smith envision as a site for all kinds of community-based activities, reaching out to the Cearfoss area and beyond.
December 30, 2011
Nathaniel L. Webb Sr. and Mary Rose Harsh Webb of Cearfoss were surprised by their sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren with a 50th wedding anniversary celebration at Maugansville Ruritan Club. They were married Nov. 10, 1961, which is also the Marine Corps birthday, at the Downsville Christian Church by the Rev. McDonald. Friends and many extended family members were present. The Webbs have two sons, Nathaniel "Lee" Webb Jr. and his wife, Toni, their children, Sheridan and Nathaniel Anthony and Laura and her husband, Eric, and granddaughter, Kennady; and son, William "Andy" Webb and his wife, Lori, and their children, Maxwell and Madison.
September 1, 2013
Glenn Eugene Myers, 69, of Funkstown, Md., and formerly of Williams-port, Md., passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at NMS Healthcare in Hagerstown. Born Oct. 1, 1943, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Carl Lloyd and Hilda Louise French Myers. He was a finish carpenter, retiring from Maryland Maid Kitchens in Hagerstown. He was a member of Faith Temple in Cearfoss, Md. He is survived by brothers, James Robert Myers and his wife, Saundra, of Fayetteville, Pa., and Gary L. Myers and his wife, Brenda, of Hagerstown.