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BUSINESS
July 1, 2012
Three small businesses in the Eastern Panhandle were recognized in June in local ceremonies as recipients of the 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia Small Business Week awards program. They also were honored at the annual awards celebration May 30 at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown, W.Va. • 2012 Entrepreneurial Success Award: Michael P. and Peter M. McKechnie, Mountain View Solar, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Mountain View Solar is owned by Michael P. McKechnie, president, and Peter M. McKechnie, vice president.
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NEWS
February 19, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Daryl E. Cowles will seek re-election to a second two-year term to the West Virginia House of Delegates. In 2006, Cowles was elected to the state Legislature representing the 51st Delegate district, which covers most of Morgan County and a portion of Hampshire County. "Although the state government is moving in a positive direction, there remains much work to be done," Cowles said in a news release. "Tax reform and stimulating the West Virginia economy are critical to improve the daily lives of our citizens, especially in the Eastern Panhandle.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
JULY 25, 1925-FEB. 2, 2009 BOONSBORO - Ralph Leon Jones, 83, of Amos Reeder Road, Boonsboro, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born July 25, 1925, at Zittlestown, Ralph was a son of the late Luther Martin and Mary Etta Long Jones. He had attended Park Hall School. Ralph had helped farm his family farm and was then employed by R.F. Kline in Frederick, Md. He retired in 1992 as a custodian at Boonsboro High School.
NEWS
January 23, 1998
To Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, for his commitment of $13.5 million to upgrade the Interstate 81 intercharge at Halfway Boulevard. The economic benefits will be tremendous. To Rosemary Burtner, who taught for 45 years in the Washington County schools, touching the lives of countless local youngsters with her caring nature and her exuberant attitude toward life and all that can be learned. To James Michael Borum, a 25-year-old Hagerstown man who stole more than $20,000 in jewelry from his own grandmother.
OBITUARIES
September 20, 2011
Lorraine A. (Baker) Baechtel, 84, of East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born April 24, 1927, in Downsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Lillian R. (Davis) Baker. Lorraine attended the old Fairplay School and Boonsboro High School. When she was younger, she worked on the family farm in Tilghmanton, Md., and later was employed as a presser at the Londontown Corporation factory in Boonsboro.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Family's pet deer shot, left for dead By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer DOWNSVILLE - Bucky, a candy bar-loving pet deer who chummed around the neighborhood with a family dog, was shot last week and left for dead, his owner said Saturday. "He was suffering so we put him down," said Roger Burkholder, whose family adopted the orphaned fawn in the summer of 1999 on the family farm off Md. 63. "We saw him down by that fence. He got his head caught in the fence.
OBITUARIES
January 3, 2011
MARCH 2, 1914-JAN. 2, 2011 Gareth S. Flook, 96, of Myersville, Md., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown. Born March 2, 1914, in Myersville, he was the son of the late Jacob E. and Vergie I. Pettingall Flook, and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Gareth attended the New Well Ministry Church in Myersville. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, as a construction worker, he helped build the Washington National Airport, Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. 40 in the Frederick County area.
OBITUARIES
October 27, 2011
Mrs. Barbara Jean Lieboldt, 69, of Boonsboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Sept. 11, 1942, on the family farm near Wolfsville, she was the daughter of the late Maurice S. and Edna L. Grossnickle Pryor. Barbara graduated from Middletown High School with the Class of 1960. She was a member of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren and also attended the Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg. She was employed with Doubleday Printing Co., Smithsburg, Md., for seven years and retired from the graphic arts department of The Herald-Mail Co. after 29 years.
OBITUARIES
September 3, 2011
Donald Lee Coe, 67, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born Jan. 25, 1944, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Vincent Spiker and Catherine (Beahm) Coe. He was a 1962 graduate of Boonsboro High School. Donald was a lifelong dairy farmer in partnership with his parents on their family farm in Gapland, Md. He was a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau, the Southern States Co-Op, Sire Power and the Maryland Virginia Milk Producers.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
The Maryland Farm Bureau has announced the hiring of Michael Amoss as a regional director in field services, covering Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties.  Amoss grew up on a family farm in Harford County, Md., and recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. His farm bureau roots run deep as he has been involved in the Maryland Farm Bureau Young Farmer program, worked at the Maryland State Fair as a U-Learn Farm coordinator and a Dairy Bar manager, and interned with Maryland Farm Bureau assisting in the government relations and field services areas.
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