May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
April 20, 2013
Betty Tressler Fish, 87, of Spotsylvania County, Va., peacefully passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at home. She was born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Mrs. Fish was a registered nurse with an ophthalmologist's practice. She was very active in her community at Chancellor's Village, loved to travel and was an avid bridge player. She was a member of Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of the late Wilmer D. Fish. She is survived by her daughter, Susan F. Weber (James)
April 10, 2013
Mayor Daniel Murphy gave an encouraging report Tuesday night about business growth in town but asked county officials for help in bringing back another business and pitched an idea for a new library. Evolve Composites, which manufactures heating and air-conditioning condenser pads, Handi-Block lightweight deck piers and other products, has moved into the former Fleetwood building. Murphy said the company has been doing well and is expected to increase its work shifts. Also, local businessman Jerry Spessard has invented a device that automatically will call balls and strikes at home plate in baseball games and he plans to start manufacturing the devices in a building next to Evolve Composites, Murphy told the Washington County Board of Commissioners during a meeting at town hall.
March 2, 2013
Registration for Fort Ritchie Community Center's second annual Bass Fishing Tournament is now open. The tournament will consist of three heats this year: March 16, April 13 and May 11 with anglers competing for more than $15,000 in cash prizes. Winners of each of heat will be invited to compete in a Championship “Fish Off” on June 22, which will allow boat fishing on Fort Ritchie's Lake Royer for the first time in 15 years. The 20-acre lake is privately owned and restricts fishing during all other times of the year.
December 25, 2012
Frank M. Panek will be the guest speaker at the Williamsport Lions Club meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, at Williamsport American Legion Post 202. Panek's topic will be “Persistent and Emerging Diseases in Fish and Other Aquatic Resources in the mid-Atlantic Region.” Panek is the branch chief for fish health at the U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown (W.Va.) Science Center. He manages research programs in aquatic animal health to ensure that research conducted by scientists at Leetown meets the needs of resource and fishery managers, is scientifically and technically sound and properly focused on emerging and known disease problems, infectious and noninfectious.
December 19, 2012
Registration for the Fort Ritchie Community Center's second annual Bass Fishing Tournament is under way. The tournament will consist of three heats on March 16, April 13 and May 11, and anglers will compete for more than $15,000 in possible cash prizes. Winners of each of the three heats will be invited to compete in a championship fish-off on June 22, when boat fishing will be allowed on Lake Royer for the first time in 15 years. Fort Ritchie's Lake Royer is a 22-acre privately owned lake that restricts fishing during all other times of the year.
June 11, 2012
One Mountain Foundation will host the Children's Fishing Rodeo from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 1, as part of Mountaintop Heritage Days. The event is open to ages 4 to 12, at Lake Royer on Fort Ritchie, off Castle Drive, Cascade. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. A parent or guardian must stay with the child during the rodeo. Prizes will be awarded for the top five biggest and heaviest fish in each of the age divisions. In addition to these prizes, anyone catching a tag fish that is left over from the Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 12, will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card from Sportsman Liquidation.
May 30, 2012
The Russell Francis Tonoloway Fishing Rodeo takes place Saturday at Tonoloway Lake on Woodmont Road just west of Hancock. Those ages 13 and younger can fish from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be prizes, food available. Organized by Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club, the event is free for youths accompanied by an adult. No reservations are necessary. Just show up with your fishing gear and have a great time. School wins contest How many phone books does it take to win a contest?
May 6, 2012
The 15th annual Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club Trout Derby hooked fishermen from as far away as South Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey, but it was a Franklin County, Pa., man who took biggest fish honors. Kenneth Wink of Waynesboro, Pa., caught a trout weighing 2 pounds, 9 ounces at almost 19 inches long. That netted him $1,100. Proceeds from the two-day trout derby, which drew 1,100 anglers, benefit Chambersburg Noontime Lions Club's vision initiatives and other local charitable causes.