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By PAT SCHOOLEY | June 5, 2010
This is the 181st in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. CHEWSVILLE - Waltz Road tees into Twin Springs Drive (Chewsville's main street) just west of its intersection with Md. 64. Its single lane heads north, cluttered with small houses, outbuildings, vehicles and a warning that there is no outlet. Abruptly it crosses a railroad and turns right to follow along beside the track. Eventually easing away, it arrives at a sign held in brick posts topped with tulip-shaped finials that announces: Waltz Farm Est. 1774.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2013
The Maryland State Highway Administration hosted a meeting to get feedback from Chewsville residents on a proposed paving and sidewalk improvement project Thursday, but some people suggested that the SHA first fix the town's drainage problem. The meeting was prompted by the SHA's plan to pave Twin Springs Drive, Md. 804B/Md. 62, and Track Side Road, in addition to making sidewalks along Twin Springs Drive comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.
NEWS
By Kevin Gilbert | July 12, 2005
Brannon Boggs, 11, of Chewsville, collects a fish Monday from the lake at Greenbrier State Park.
NEWS
March 7, 2011
Birthdays Tuesday — Chad Clevenger, Chewsville, turns 37; Karissa Kalbflesh, Sharpsburg, turns 16; Paul Hose, South Locust Street, Hagerstown, turns 58.
OBITUARIES
May 31, 2013
Jean Elizabeth Recher, 85, of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Homewood Assisted Living in Williamsport, Md. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ralph Unger and Alice Amelia Longnecker Shilling.   For 19 years, she lived with her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Shilling, on their farm in Chewsville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Recher, who...
OBITUARIES
April 7, 2013
Margie F. Clark Cordell, 84, of South Walnut Street, Hagerstown, died Friday April 5, 2013, at Golden Living Center of Hagerstown. A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chewsville, with the Rev. John W. Schildt officiating. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
NEWS
November 1, 2011
North End properties vandalized on Tuesday Hagerstown police said several properties were reported vandalized Tuesday in the city's North End. The incidents primarily occurred in the 100 block of West North Avenue, where windows were shot out with a BB gun, according to a police news release. Property also was damaged in the first block of Broadway, the first block of Fairground Avenue, the 200 block North Locust Street, the 1000 block of Valleybrook Drive and the 500 block of Security Road, police said.
OBITUARIES
January 7, 2013
Bessie V. Shilling, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 3, 1924, near Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Mills) Keefer. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville. She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during World War II; Doubleday Bookbinding Co. in Smithsburg; Fashion Flair in Hagerstown; and Sears in Hagerstown. She was a volunteer for many years at Western Maryland Hospital in Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
July 25, 2012
Eloise Lucille Barkman, 92, of 11647 Keifer Funk Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Tuesday, June 15, 1920, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Stanley Keifer Barkman and the late Grace Anna (Warbel) Barkman. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1938 and attended Columbia Business College. She was employed as the head bookkeeper for Nicodemus Bank, later First National Bank and currently M&T Bank, retiring after 50 years of service.
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OBITUARIES
September 1, 2013
June Lorraine Wastler, 85, of 101 Sunflower Drive, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Julia Manor Health Care Center. Born Friday, June 1, 1928, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Oscar N. Moser and the late Mary E. (Easterday) Moser. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1948 and later from Hagerstown Junior College. She was a former member of Longmeadow Church of the Brethren and currently a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville, Md. One of June's greatest joys was spending time with family and friends, especially around the holidays, when she would cook and prepare wonderful meals for all the family.
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OPINION
August 22, 2013
“The do-nothing mayor and city council are out of time to save the Suns. Yes, it will be your fault if they go. Others have come and gone, but it is you, the newbie and the retreads, who have done nothing. Either vote to save the team or vote to let them go, so the city can move on and we can get better representatives in office. This mayor and city council are jokes.” - Hagerstown   “I see where our congressman has introduced a bill to increase the minimum hourly wage.
OBITUARIES
July 5, 2013
Alma P. Unger, 84, of Jefferson Boulevard in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 18, 1928, near Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ralph I. and Mary C. (Law) Gift. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ellsworth Unger II, on Feb. 9, 1999. She was a local musician who played at local clubs, the V.A. center and the prison. She was a member of the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Cavetown, Md. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at Hagerstown Elks Club, Red Men Tribe 84 of Williamsport, Moose Lodge 1136 of Waynesboro, Disabled American Veterans, VFW of Hagerstown, American Legion of Funkstown and Order of Owls Nest 1780.
OBITUARIES
May 31, 2013
Jean Elizabeth Recher, 85, of Hagerstown, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Homewood Assisted Living in Williamsport, Md. Born Jan. 30, 1928, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ralph Unger and Alice Amelia Longnecker Shilling.   For 19 years, she lived with her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Shilling, on their farm in Chewsville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Recher, who...
OBITUARIES
May 12, 2013
E. Kathryn Biser, 94, of Chewsville, Md., passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at her home. Born Feb. 24, 1919, near Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late S. Allen and Hettie G. (Pentz) Hess. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle C. Biser, Nov. 18, 1975. She was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. She was employed by Good's Greenhouse. She is survived by son, M. Harvey Biser and wife, Betty; grandchildren, Michelle M. Kretzer, Scott A. Biser and Richard A. Visna and wife, Beth; great-grandson, Jeremy M. Page; sisters, Sara G. Weaver and M. Jane Hess; brother, Walter B. Hess; special family friend, Celeste Cersley; and nieces and nephews.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2013
The Maryland State Highway Administration hosted a meeting to get feedback from Chewsville residents on a proposed paving and sidewalk improvement project Thursday, but some people suggested that the SHA first fix the town's drainage problem. The meeting was prompted by the SHA's plan to pave Twin Springs Drive, Md. 804B/Md. 62, and Track Side Road, in addition to making sidewalks along Twin Springs Drive comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.
OBITUARIES
April 7, 2013
Margie F. Clark Cordell, 84, of South Walnut Street, Hagerstown, died Friday April 5, 2013, at Golden Living Center of Hagerstown. A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Chewsville, with the Rev. John W. Schildt officiating. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | February 13, 2013
The Chewsville Lions Club has announced that Linda Irvin-Craig of the Historial Society will speak at its regular membership meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19.  If you wish to attend the meeting, RSVP to Warren or Martha Middlekauff at 301-739-3298 no later than Friday.  Chewsville Lions Club meets at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:15 p.m.  Senior site Smithsburg senior...
OBITUARIES
January 7, 2013
Bessie V. Shilling, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 3, 1924, near Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Mills) Keefer. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville. She was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during World War II; Doubleday Bookbinding Co. in Smithsburg; Fashion Flair in Hagerstown; and Sears in Hagerstown. She was a volunteer for many years at Western Maryland Hospital in Hagerstown.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | November 14, 2012
The Chewsville Lions Club is selling Sheetz fundraiser coupon books for $10 each. The books include more than $25 worth of food and drink coupons and are good for three years.  To buy a coupon book, call Warren Middlekauff at 301-739-3298. The club also is selling raffle tickets for a Centurion (by Generac) 3250-watt portable generator. Raffle tickets cost $5 each. The winner will be drawn Dec. 8 and you do not need to be present to win.  For raffle tickets, call Middlekauff at 301-739-3298.  In addition, the Chewsville Lions Club will have a food stand at the Sycamore Heights Farmhouse craft show on Saturday and Sunday.
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