August 25, 2013
Last year's Dargan Days was a huge success, so we thought it a good idea to do the same thing this year. Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. has been designated as the date and time for our end-of-summer gathering. All of you Dargan residents, then and now, be sure to bring a covered dish and some stories to share. Anyone else who sneaks in better have a covered dish and a good story as well. There will be no “shine” for purchase. Passports will be examined. The Dargan gatekeeper won't be there in body this year, but we know she'll be watching from higher ground.
August 21, 2013
Birthdays Today - William Gay, Harpers Ferry Road, Dargan, turns 74; Hunter Kendrick, Longview Drive, Hagerstown, turns 2.
August 4, 2013
At the top of Lock Hill, directly across the way from the Mad Dog Saloon, sits the home of Whylmenia M. Knight. With her house situated between two roads that lead into Dargan, Whylmenia was the “gatekeeper” for all visitors to our tiny community. Whylmenia, who died last week at the age of 91, saw a lot of things from her front porch at the top of that long hill. When she was born in 1921, Warren Harding was president of the United States, War World I had ended and Adolf Hitler became chairman of the Nazi Party in Germany.
May 28, 2013
Linda Marie Howard, 62, of 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 15, 1951, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Gladys See Daniels and Dennis Ebersole of Dargan, Md. In addition to her father, she is survived by stepmother, Betty Ebersole; one son, William Howard Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; one sister, Deborah Martz of Dargan; one brother, Dennis...
December 15, 2012
Leon R. Bowers, 78, of Dargan, Md., passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, Dec. 13, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Oct. 2, 1934, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Samuel and Viola (Shaw) Bowers. Leon attended Dargan schools. He was a lifelong member of Samples Manor Church of God in Dargan. Leon was a farmer all of his life, and owned and operated Clearview Farm in Samples Manor, Md., and Lakeview Farm in Rohrersville, Md. When not working on the farm, Leon loved spending time with his family and hunting.
October 29, 2012
Gerald Wilbur Ingram, 67, of Hagerstown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Julia Manor Health Care Center, Hagerstown. Born, July 1, 1945, in Dargan, Md., he was the son of the late Arnold James and Lillie May (Jamison) Ingram. Mr. Ingram retired from the Department of Energy in Gaithersburg, where he worked in the custodial-maintenance department. He was Protestant by faith and was a lifetime member of The Improved Order of Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84, Williamsport.
October 8, 2012
Adam and Matt Grove grew up in Waynesboro, Pa., and drove from Columbus, Ohio, to see the Baltimore Orioles in the baseball playoffs. The brothers were not going to let the loss Sunday night to the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the best-of-5 American League Divisional Series deter their excitement. And the Groves are not alone. Baltimore's first divisional playoff game in 15 years was on the minds of area residents Monday after the Orioles allowed five runs in the ninth inning in a 7-2 defeat.
September 2, 2012
Like most small towns in America, Dargan is changing and the old ways of growing up are being replaced and many of our elders have gone on. My grandmother Gen was always fond of visiting the Samples Manor cemetery on Memorial Day and throughout the year. I often ride down to that peaceful resting place and admire the surrounding hills. Each season brings a new and beautiful panorama. The cemetery is always well manicured and most pleasing to the eye. I often see people walking from tombstone to tombstone and reminiscing.