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By LLOYD WATERS | 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.
NEWS
January 23, 2011
A house fire at 3310 Hawks Hill Lane near Dargan Friday afternoon caused $500,000 in losses, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office said Sunday. The loss of contents was estimated at $120,000, Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said in a news release. A preliminary cause of the fire and the area of origin are still under investigation, Ernst said. The owners/occupants of the house were listed as John and Linda Ritenour, Ernst said. The fire, which was reported at 3:26 p.m., spread through the structure and left little standing but a brick chimney.
NEWS
July 25, 2011
No one was injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Harpers Ferry and Mount Lock Hill roads, according to Trooper Eichelberger of the Maryland State Police. The accident happened when a car on Harpers Ferry Road was turning left onto Mount Lock Hill Road and collided with a car traveling in the opposite direction on Harpers Ferry Road, Eichelberger said. Both cars are waiting to be towed away. A firetruck from the Potomac Valley Fire Company is on the scene with the Maryland State Police.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | May 6, 2012
On Aug. 18, 1969, then-Superintendent of Schools William M. Brish announced a decision to close the last two-room schoolhouse in Washington County when he informed Dargan parents that their children would be bused to the nearby school in Sharpsburg. That date was later extended to June 1970. The Dargan School was built in 1914. The little school accommodated those classes of higher learning for the first through third grades in one room and fourth through sixth grades in the other.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | July 3, 2011
As a kid, a few of my buddies and I would always pitch a few pennies or nickels up against the concrete wall of Jim Grim’s small country store in Dargan. The owner of the closest coin to the wall would win all the loot.   Summers were always special. In addition to those visits to Grim’s store, other activities might include  a baseball game on the school diamond, a walk through the woods to our favorite raspberry patch or even some local swimming at a nearby pond. In my youth, I never gave much thought to the rich history of freedom’s footsteps near that small town of Dargan.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | September 25, 2011
I can remember many years ago, in the heyday of downtown Hagerstown, my mom and grandmother would take me to the big city in search of some school clothes.   Regular stops at J.J. Newberry's, Rosen's and McCrory's were always a part of the trip. A last stop always included a visit to the Majestic Restaurant, where a Dargan boy could gaze into the street window and see hamburgers and hot dogs swimming around in some tantalizing juices on the grill. I always liked the Majestic.    Like everything else, however, time never permits anything to remain the same.
NEWS
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | April 27, 2008
On a recent trip to Hopewell Road, I stopped by Jim Haddock's top soil barn and had him place a nice scoop of black dirt on my old 1981 Ford pickup. As we stood there chatting for a few minutes he told me how he enjoyed reading my articles in the paper. I was flattered, as he continued, "Do you think you could write an article on Dargan, Moonshine, Frog Hollow and fishing?" I have a lot of fond memories about fishing near Dargan, he said. "I'm not sure I'm up to the task, but I'll see what I can do," I answered.
NEWS
October 14, 2000
Dargan sets Trick or Treat night DARGAN - The town of Dargan will hold Trick or Treat night Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Turn on your porch lights, if you want to give out treats.
NEWS
September 17, 2007
There will be a pancake breakfast at New Life Fellowship, 2349 Back Road, Dargan, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 to 11 a.m. The price is $4 per person and will include pancakes, hashbrowns, sausage, juice, milk, coffee and water. All proceeds will be going to benefit the Faith Warfield Trust Fund.
NEWS
September 24, 2008
Birthdays Sept. 24 - Haleigh Taylor, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, turns 2; Ernie Shoemaker III, West Chaplin Street, Sharpsburg, turns 14; Cookie Grim, Chestnut Grove Road, Dargan, turns 67.
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OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | 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.
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LIFESTYLE
August 21, 2013
Birthdays Today - William Gay, Harpers Ferry Road, Dargan, turns 74; Hunter Kendrick, Longview Drive, Hagerstown, turns 2.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | 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.
OBITUARIES
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...
OBITUARIES
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | 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.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | 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.
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