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BUSINESS
February 5, 2012
James G. Cochran of Cochran Auctioneers and Associates recently was selected into the Maryland Auctioneers Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the state association's winter conference in Ocean City, Md. Cochran, who has his main offices in Boonsboro, graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1972, and along with his firm, is commemorating his 40th year in business.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2011
Frederick County Arts Hall of Fame seeks nominations for its second class of inductees. The first class included names such as Francis Scott Key, Helen Smith, Joyce Michaud, Richard Troxell, and Bobby Steggert.   The Frederick Arts Council is seeking nominations for persons who have reached significant accomplishments in the arts field, including performing, visual, and literary arts.     The Frederick County Arts Hall of Fame honors persons, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the arts in Frederick County either as performing or practicing artists in individual disciplines.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | August 21, 2012
The local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be returning to North Hagerstown High School this year on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Junior Hubs president Ron Thomas is taking over the event from last year's organizer, Randy Franklin. “We registered with USA Football and they gave us a whole gameplan,” said Thomas. “We want exposure in this area, we're trying to do that.” NFL Punt, Pass and Kick is a competition for boys and girls ages 6-15, in which each competitor gets one punt, pass and kick and the distances of all three are combined for each individual's final score.
NEWS
February 15, 2013
The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inc. is seeking nominations of state residents 65 and older who have volunteered and made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community.  Nominations will be reviewed, and up to 50 nominees will be selected for induction into the 2013 Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Nomination forms must be postmarked by April 30. Nomination forms and details for eligibility are available by written request to MSCHF, 800 Southerly Road, Box 1, Towson, MD 21286-8403 or can be found at www.mschf.org .
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
For 43 years, Larry Yanos was recognizing individuals and groups through the newspaper. On Saturday evening, it was time for Yanos to be officially recognized. The former sports editor of The Daily Mail was one of 10 inductees into the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Elks Lodge No. 378 in Hagerstown. Yanos, who became sports editor of The Daily Mail in 1967 at the age of 22 and then retired in 2008, passed away at age 65 in 2010. He's never been forgotten.
SPORTS
By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | November 25, 2011
Jerry Resh played baseball with something to prove. “I don't like to lose,” said Resh, a 1991 graduate of Williamsport High School. “I've always been highly competitive, and if I know there's someone a little better out there, I set my mind on matching your level or beating you. “Relentless is a good word for me.” After playing four years on the Wildcats' varsity, Resh made his mark at McDaniel College, where he earned several honors...
NEWS
April 13, 2004
FUNKSTOWN - Recognized for his 24 years of service, Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline was inducted into the Maryland Municipal League Hall of Fame, Funkstown Town Clerk Brenda Haynes said at Monday's Mayor and Town Cuncil meeting. "Congratulations, Bob," Town Council member Sharon Chirgott said. "It makes you feel good," Kline said.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 9, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday directed city staff to explore putting a hall of fame for Hagerstown residents at the entrance buildings to Fairgrounds Park. The discussion was sparked when City Director of Administrative Services John Budesky asked the council if it wanted to move a memorial to Cpl. William Othello Wilson, a Hagerstown native who was a "Buffalo Soldier," a black man who fought during the Indian campaigns with the U.S. Army 9th Cavalry.
NEWS
July 18, 2009
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame held its 23rd annual induction ceremonies Saturday at Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. Members of the 2009 class were, from left, Gwynn (Gordon) Rodemsky, Rick Knepper, Mike Spinnler and Chris Fox. Seventeen Washington County high school graduates were presented awards or scholarships and numerous civic leaders also were honored at the banquet.
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NEWS
August 21, 2013
To honor the leaders of Maryland's agricultural community, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations of farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to one of the state's leading industry. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. “Every year we honor at least one outstanding farmer or farm family who represents the hard work and dedication of all Maryland farmers,” said Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
Honor, humility, respect and gratitude. Those were the best four words to describe the six newest members of the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, inducted at Saturday's banquet at Elks Lodge No. 378. But the big theme of the night seemed to be “Pay it forward.” “Anybody who's achieved anything of course owes it in part to their own skill, but its also because someone had an impact on them,” said inductee Jim Schlossnagle....
SPORTS
July 13, 2013
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at its annual banquet July 27 at Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown. The Class of 2013 includes: Edgar “Whiskey” Barr Barr, who died in 1977, was considered one of the top baseball players in Washington County in the late 1930s and 1940s. He got his first taste of professional ball with the Welch Miners of the Mountain State League in 1937. He had tryouts with the Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers and also played briefly in Bluefield, W.Va., before settling into the baseball scene in Washington County.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2013
Myers Building Systems, a general construction company in Clear Spring, recently was honored by Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation's leading providers of steel building structures. Myers Building Systems' construction project, Blue Goose Bakery and Fruit Market at 557 E. Main St. in Hancock, was selected for Varco Pruden's 2013 Hall of Fame. The annual Hall of Fame accepts entries from authorized Varco Pruden builders throughout North America. Projects selected for the honor are chosen based on criteria including unique design, quality of construction and effective use of materials.
NEWS
February 15, 2013
The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inc. is seeking nominations of state residents 65 and older who have volunteered and made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community.  Nominations will be reviewed, and up to 50 nominees will be selected for induction into the 2013 Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Nomination forms must be postmarked by April 30. Nomination forms and details for eligibility are available by written request to MSCHF, 800 Southerly Road, Box 1, Towson, MD 21286-8403 or can be found at www.mschf.org .
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
Major League Baseball's all-time leader in home runs and MVP awards, the all-time leader in Cy Young Awards, and the only player to hit more than 60 home runs in three different seasons were on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot this year. Despite those accomplishments, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were not voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and many area residents were just fine with that because of the players' connections to performance-enhancing drugs. “If you can't play by the rules, you don't belong in that elite class,” Hagerstown resident Richard Schwartz, 51, said.
EDUCATION
October 15, 2012
Rachel Powell of Boonsboro will perform with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans dance group at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. She is a 2009 graduate of Boonsboro High School. The Tamburitzans is a multicultural song and dance company. The world-renowned troupe is made up of about 30 dancers. The group is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | August 21, 2012
The local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be returning to North Hagerstown High School this year on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Junior Hubs president Ron Thomas is taking over the event from last year's organizer, Randy Franklin. “We registered with USA Football and they gave us a whole gameplan,” said Thomas. “We want exposure in this area, we're trying to do that.” NFL Punt, Pass and Kick is a competition for boys and girls ages 6-15, in which each competitor gets one punt, pass and kick and the distances of all three are combined for each individual's final score.
NEWS
August 13, 2012
The deadline for nominating farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame has been extended to Aug. 31 to give Maryland residents more time to prepare nominations. The hall honors the leaders of Maryland's thriving agricultural community and pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to Maryland agriculture. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. Since 1991, when the Hall of Fame was established, 42 farm families from 22 counties have been honored for their high standards of conduct; personal values; contributions to their community; and performance, leadership, innovation and achievement in agriculture.
SPORTS
July 20, 2012
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame has announced its scholarship winners in advance of its annual dinner and induction ceremonies tonight. The award winners: Dylan Dopson, North Hagerstown - Harry L. Cunningham Jr. Male Athlete of the Year Danielle Harbaugh, Smithsburg - Sara “Skip” Ward Female Athlete of the Year Shane Fritts, Smithsburg, and David Wilbraham, Boonsboro - Aaron “Major” Steiner Golf Scholarships ...
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