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by Kevin G. Gilbert | December 7, 2005
Two ducks swim across Pangborn Park lake Tuesday at dusk.
NEWS
October 5, 2009
Mothers and their children take time on Monday to feed the ducks at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
August 10, 1998
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer [ enlarge ] GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Number 884 edged out a field of 1,250 competitors Sunday afternoon to win the Ninth Annual American Cancer Society Duck Derby Race at Martin's Mill Covered Bridge Park. The winning duck was bought for $5 by Richard Gutshall of Shippensburg, Pa., who will receive $500 from Citizens National Bank of Southern Pennsylvania. Connie Woodruff, executive director of the Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | April 14, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Competition for mates might have led to the deaths of at least two ducks recently at City Park, a parks supervisor said Thursday. According to Junior Mason, park superintendent for the City of Hagerstown, ducks occasionally die during mating season. "This time of year, they mate, and they're very violent with each other," Mason said. "It's because the males outnumber the females. " Most often, it is the females that die during mating, but sometimes males kill one another, Mason said.
NEWS
By Kevin Gilbert | July 19, 2005
Dariana Bivens, 3, feeds ducks Monday at Hagerstown's City Park.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
Aaron Showe, 9, of Hagerstown, waves to the ducks Monday at snow-covered Rest Haven Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. Aaron and his family visit the ducks almost every week.
NEWS
January 13, 2008
Bryan Bowers ducks and dodges balls Saturday during a dodgeball event at Chambersburg (Pa.) YMCA. His team is Forrester Farm Equipment. More photos at www.herald-mail.com .
NEWS
March 31, 2009
Crystal McDaniel, center, feeds the ducks at Poor House Farm Park in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Tuesday with her neices, Kandi Snow, left, and Ashley Snow. Warm temperatures throughout the Tri-State area Tuesday prompted plenty of people to get outdoors.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
As more than 1,500 small plastic ducks were dumped into Antietam Creek for the annual Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. duck race, Terry Gossard, who entered seven ducks in the race with his family, watched with a sense of pessimism, noting that his family had not won anything despite taking part in the race for five years. By the end of the race, they had a pink duck finish first and another duck finish third, which awarded them prize money of $400. “I'm shocked! We didn't expect it,” Gossard, 73, shouted after he won. He entered the race with his wife, Judy; his son, Terry Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Lisa.
NEWS
February 19, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer BOONSBORO - Most of her classmates squealed with excitement as Ranger Mark Spurrier pulled the large boa constrictor out of a black duffel bag and wrapped it around his body. But Greenbrier Elementary School fifth-grader Kelly-Jo Kibler sat hugging her shoulders and grimacing while her peers jockeyed for a better view of the snake - nearly 6 feet long and as thick as a grapefruit. "They just kind of look bad to me," said Kelly-Jo, 11, who said she's afraid of all snakes.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
As more than 1,500 small plastic ducks were dumped into Antietam Creek for the annual Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. duck race, Terry Gossard, who entered seven ducks in the race with his family, watched with a sense of pessimism, noting that his family had not won anything despite taking part in the race for five years. By the end of the race, they had a pink duck finish first and another duck finish third, which awarded them prize money of $400. “I'm shocked! We didn't expect it,” Gossard, 73, shouted after he won. He entered the race with his wife, Judy; his son, Terry Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Lisa.
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NEWS
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | August 19, 2013
The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual duck race Saturday, Aug. 31. The race starts at 2 p.m. and the first duck to cross the finish line will mean $300 for the winner. Ducks can be purchased through the fire company for $5 each or seven ducks for $25. A barbecue also will be held that day, as well as a grocery raffle for $300 worth of groceries.   Busy weekend This weekend should prove to be quite busy. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Faire Off the Square will be held in the Elizabeth Hager Center lot in downtown Hagerstown.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
A Maugansville man set to represent himself against narcotics-trafficking charges is being sought after ducking out of the Washington County Circuit Courthouse Thursday before his trial began. A jury had been picked for the trial of Asaler Lavelle Pointer, but he left the building before the panel was sworn in, Assistant State's Attorney Viki Pauler said. Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. issued a bench warrant and revoked Pointer's $250,000 bond, according to court records. He was not being held in the Washington County Detention Center on Friday, an officer at the jail said.
OBITUARIES
October 22, 2012
Duck Manning, 72, of Hancock, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his home. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 25, 2012
Most racers train. They adopt a strict workout regimen, monitor nutrition and take pains to stay on top of their mental game. Not so for the competitors Saturday in the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s duck race. These orange-billed contenders just chilled on the bridge until, at last, they were dumped into the water. Then, they floated with blank-eyed stares down Antietam Creek, occasionally bumping mindlessly into rocks or getting hung up on sticks. Though they were sponsored for five bucks a pop, they exhibited no sense of urgency or pressure.
OPINION
April 18, 2012
I would have thought this worthy of front page news: Our resident Washington County lawmakers DON'T want to meet  with a local business group to discuss the recent legislative session. This has to be the first time on record that they've missed a chance back home to try to spin three months' worth of failure and neglect in Annapolis into statesmanship worthy of Winston Churchill.  Yet there you have it. State Sen. Chris Shank said the delegation doesn't want to face the Hagerstown Washington/County Chamber of Commerce this year because the organization's post-legislative wrapup breakfast is “not working.” And who would know more about not working than Shank, since Washington County's interests have basically been abandoned since his election to the Senate?
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2011
For the first time since the debut of the Federal Duck Stamp in 1934, the competition to choose 2012's edition will be held in West Virginia.   On Oct. 28 and 29, a panel of five judges at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown will decide among 192 entries which species will grace next year's Duck Stamp. This year, competing artists were able to choose one of five species to paint - mallard, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal, wood duck or gadwall, said Rachel F. Levin, spokeswoman for Fish and Wildlife's migratory bird section, the division that runs the Duck Stamp program.
LIFESTYLE
April 18, 2011
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the 2011 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest will be held at the agency's National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W. Va., Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29. This is the first time in the contest's 61-year history that the event has been held in West Virginia. The winning design chosen during the contest will be made into the 2012-2013 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or "Duck Stamp," the cornerstone of one of the world's most successful conservation programs.
NEWS
September 15, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rep. Roscoe Bartlett has won the Republican nomination for a 10th term representing Maryland's 6th Congressional District, defeating Joseph Krysztoforski and three other candidates. He will face Andrew Duck in the general election. Duck, the 2006 nominee defeated Casey Clark in the Democratic primary Bartlett is the lone Republican member of the state's congressional delegation. He serves a mostly rural district encompassing western and northern Maryland.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 9, 2010
Democrat Andrew Duck wasn't sure about trying a third time to defeat U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in Maryland's 6th District. Then, people asked him to run again, he said. "Our country is in trouble and we need new representation in Washington," Duck said. Duck lost to Bartlett, a Republican, in the 2006 general election. In 2008, Jennifer Dougherty defeated Duck in a Democratic primary. Duck, 47, of Brunswick, Md., said his two previous campaigns have helped him get his name and message throughout the 6th District, which covers Washington County and parts or all of seven other counties.
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