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April 10, 2012
William Harold Crabill Sr., 73, of 125 Doub Way, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William Ray and Evelyn Mae Staubs Crabill. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956, and from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1962. He was formerly employed with Frederick (Md.) City Police, and then with the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office from 1975 to 1991.
May 18, 2009
OCT. 24, 1914-MAY 16, 2009 WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - Katherine Hanna "Kate" Poffenberger, 94, a lifelong resident of Williamsport, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport. Kate was born in Williamsport Oct. 24, 1914, the daughter of the late Johnathan Peter and Susan Mahalia Wolfe Bowser. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus Elwood "Boots" Poffenberger, in 1999. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School, class of 1931.
October 30, 2000
Alsatia Mummers' Parade winners The judges' results from Saturday night's annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade in Hagerstown are in. The winners are: Special Judges Award John F. Nicoll - Pipes and Drums Elaborate Mummers 1. Halloween Treats - 4 2. U.S. Grant and wife Julia - 2 3. Future Miss Maryland - 8 4. Princess and Wizard - 6 Comic Mummers 1. Clowns on Stilts - 5 ...
by DON AINES | February 10, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania State Police helicopter searched the area around Whitetail Resort Friday morning, but found no sign of an aircraft that two callers reported seeing in trouble Thursday afternoon. Police, who also used four-wheel drive vehicles to canvass the area, began the search at daylight and it lasted about 90 minutes, Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Susan Dutko said. What the callers had reported seeing from the night before, she and police said, was a plane that experienced engine trouble, but landed safely at Hagerstown Airport, she said.
by CANDICE BOSELY | January 6, 2004 A lifelong Berkeley County resident and nearly 35-year member of the 167th Airlift Wing has been named as the unit's air commander, making it the first time since the 1970s that two commanders will oversee the base, officials said. Col. William R. Gain, 53, who currently serves as the unit's vice commander, said one of his main priorities as air commander will be to focus on the unit's full- and part-time Guard members. C-130 planes, worth $34 million each, are worthless if people cannot fly and maintain them, said Gain, of Martinsburg.
March 24, 2013
Civil Air Patrol does more than search and rescue To the editor: Are you familiar with the local Civil Air Patrol in Washington County? Well, you should be. This program is one of the best youth programs in the area. I know this firsthand, because my son benefited greatly from his participation in this program, which encouraged him to make the military his career.  The first thing you notice about cadets is their manners. “Yes, ma'm” and “Yes, sir” are a constant.
By MARLO BARNHART | May 23, 2009
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back -- through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others -- at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Katherine Hanna "Kate" Poffenberger, who died May 16 at the age of 94. Her obituary was published in May 18 edition of The Herald-Mail. WILLIAMSPORT -- When Jerry Knode was a youngster, he remembers his mother taking the trolley from Williamsport to her job at Montgomery Ward in downtown Hagerstown.
September 19, 2009
167th Airlift Wing thanked for showing support at Civil Air Patrol's encampment MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - On Aug. 27, two sections of the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard were recognized for their support to the West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Over the past several years, the 167th's Life Support Section and the Security Forces Squadron have generously provided instructors for the West Virginia Wing's Summer Encampment, held annually at Camp Dawson, Kingwood, W.Va.
December 12, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Civil Air Patrol Cadets Chloe Powers and Samantha Pate recently received the Wright Brothers Award for completing all requirements of the learning phase, which is phase one of the five-phase cadet training program. The award is named for the two Americans who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. To earn this award, cadets must pass a comprehensive leadership exam and a physical fitness test.
by CAROLINE ROSENTHAL | June 27, 2006
Flying planes, landing planes (watch for deer on the runway), searching for downed planes, rescuing pilots ... No, it isn't a new video game. This is what one teen has experienced in the Civil Air Patrol. Alex Keefe, 15, of Martinsburg, W.Va., has been a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol for more than a year. Meeting him for the first time, Alex seems different from other 15-year-olds. He has an air of confidence about him and is polite. Alex says he credits the CAP for many of his attributes "The CAP has helped me to develop self-discipline," he says, "and gives me a chance to become a professional at what I do. " Helping the Air Force The Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, according to 2nd Lt. Russell Voelker, public affairs officer with Martinsburg Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.
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