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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 19, 2010
FEB. 25, 1924-AUG. 17, 2010 Rodger Paul Barger, age 86, of Glenwood, Md., died at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Clarksville, Md., he was the son of the late Timothy Paul and Sarah Isabelle Blaney Barger. He was the husband of Rose Marie Barger (nee Paris) of Glenwood. Rodger had been a lifelong farmer. He had farmed on the family farm in Clarksville and his farm in Glenwood. He raised dairy and beef cattle until 1980 and then crop farmed until recent years.
March 13, 2009
MAY 29, 1929-MARCH 11, 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Betty E. Sollenberger, 79, who had been living with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Alice and James Eaton of 4625 Railroad Road, and formerly of 3583 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday March 11, 2009, at her home. Born May 29, 1929, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Bruce and Mary Jones Rupert. Her husband, Roy L. Sollenberger, died May 29, 2006. They were married Nov. 18, 1949.
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.
March 9, 2012
Mary Elizabeth Flook, 86, of Myersville died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1926, in Myersville, she was the daughter of the late Ray A. and Cora Flook Schroyer. Mary Elizabeth was the wife of the late Dennis Flook who preceded her in death on June 26, 2005. They were married Dec. 24, 1944, by his Uncle Berry Plummer in Hagerstown, Md. Mary Elizabeth and Dennis farmed the family farm at Myersville most of their married life. They started the first Myersville 4-H Club.
June 23, 2013
Nancy Darlene (Grosh) Baker, 72, of Boonsboro, Md., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born March 4, 1941, she was the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Lenharr) Grosh. Her husband, John N. Baker, preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2000. In her early life, Darlene was employed at Frick Co. She spent most of her life working on the family farm and raising her family. She was a member of the Farm Bureau and was a very active member of Benevola United Methodist Church in Boonsboro.
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