August 8, 2013
Peter B. Brownell Jr., 82, of Berryville, Va., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at his residence. Brownell was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Peter B. Brownell Sr. and Geraldine Mary Louise Schlaf Brownell. Peter attended Henry Ford Trade School. On his 17th birthday, he joined the U.S. Air Force. After dedicating 20 years, he retired in February 1968 as a master sergeant. During his time in the Air Force, he was a flight engineer and piloted flights carrying such dignitaries as Gen. Paul Freeman, commander in chief of the U.S. Army Europe, and Robert Kennedy, U.S. attorney general.
July 23, 2013
A judge ruled Tuesday that a Waynesboro, Pa., social club cannot serve alcohol for 100 days starting Sept. 1. The Eagles Club Inc. at 16-22 E. Main St. has challenged penalties associated with it violating small games of chance laws. In court, club officials did not dispute breaking those laws, but said a liquor license suspension could result in them closing their doors permanently. “We're struggling to keep our heads above water,” club Manager Todd Clopper said in court Tuesday.
April 24, 2013
The largest donation in the history of the Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community (WABEC) Foundation has allowed the organization to purchase 120 laptops for elementary students. The Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro donated $77,116 to WABEC for computers and computer carts in Waynesboro Area School District's four elementary schools. “We just finished up science fair projects, and students used (the laptops) to do research and develop their projects,” said Rita Sterner-Hine, principal of Summitview Elementary School and operations director for WABEC.
April 18, 2013
Isaac Lee "Ike" Johnson Sr., 77, of Twin Springs Drive, Chewsville, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1935, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard Lee and Carrie Amelia (Cole) Johnson. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. He retired in 2003 from the City of Hagerstown Water Dept. after serving over 25 years. He was a member of Greenbrier Baptist Church of Hagerstown and the Eagles Club of Hagerstown and was a life member of North American Rod and Gun Club of Hagerstown.
January 6, 2013
Mr. James W. "Sketter" Kirby Jr., 75, of 12135 Forest Hill Road, Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa. Born Jan. 8, 1937, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late James W. Sr. and Claudene (Long) Kirby. He spent his early life in Hagerstown, Md., until moving to Waynesboro in 1962. Mr. Kirby was a graduate of Hagerstown High School with the Class of 1955. He married Sara Jane (Shindledecker) Kirby, Dec. 8, 1962.
November 25, 2012
The Eagles Club of Hagerstown will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The event was organized by Gregory Rohrer and will feature spaghetti with meatballs, salad, garlic bread and applesauce. Cakes will be served for dessert. Tickets cost $7.50 and can be purchased seven days a week from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Eagles Club at 18 N. Locust St. in Hagerstown. Tickets will also be available at the door.
October 14, 2012
On Oct. 3, Washington Township, Pa., crews dug footers for the five columns planned for the memorial at Red Run Park. Their work launched construction, which continued with GRC General Contractor Inc. and Valley Quarries forming and pouring the memorial's floor. Fundraising continues for the project, which has brought in about $45,400 to date. That includes recent donations of $5,000 from Eagles Club Inc. and $2,200 from American Legion Post 15. The memorial will feature artifacts from ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the Shanksville, Pa., field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.
October 12, 2012
Sammie Lee Alger, 82, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Julia Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 17, 1929, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late Hugh Leo and Zelda Irene Youngblood Alger. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Hugh Leo Alger, painting contractor. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Hagerstown. He is survived by one brother, Hugh Sterling Alger; and a friend, Mildred Ecker of Hagerstown. Services will be at the convenience of the family.
October 11, 2012
The Eagles Club Inc., which began this year closed due to gaming violations, faces another suspension of its liquor license following a Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement investigation. An administrative law judge issued a suspension of the club's liquor license from Dec. 10, 2012, to May 9, 2013. The judge's decision also calls for a $4,000 fine, according to Officer John Mathias, a supervisor with the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.
September 17, 2012
The Eagles Club Inc. of Waynesboro donated $2,500 to Battle of Monterey Pass battlefield preservation efforts. With Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., land acquired to open an interpretive center, officials are now looking to add a parking lot, create informational signs, replace a roof and possibly purchase additional land.