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May 17, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The search for a Gaithersburg, Md., man who is presumed to have drowned in the Potomac River on Saturday resumed at first light Monday morning, a Maryland Department of Natural Resources official said. Daniel Figueroa, 37, was fishing with another man Saturday when they tried to swim to a better spot in the river, Sgt. Art Windemuth said Monday morning. He disappeared near Lock 32, about 300 yards downstream from a footbridge crossing the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
NEWS
April 4, 2008
Melvin Straight nets a rainbow trout from Beaver Creek on Thursday. He often comes from his Huyetts home to fish the stocked stream.
NEWS
BY DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 11, 2011
One of three Washington County fisherman who were thrown into the frigid Chesapeake Bay when their boat capsized Thursday said they owe their lives to the rescue efforts of other anglers. "Had Mr. Fleming not been there, we would have died," Kevin Lynn Gladhill, 32, of Boonsboro, said Friday. "There would be three bodies in the morgue. " Gladhill and fellow fishermen, Michael George Krall, 35, of Keedysville, and Russell Uger Neff III, 55, of Boonsboro, were pulled from the water by Dennis Charles Fleming, 51, of Mechanicsville, and Grady Terry Warhurst, 64, of Upper Marlboro.
NEWS
by Kevin G. Gilbert | February 17, 2006
A fisherman takes advantage of Thursday's warm weather and recent stocking to fish the Opequon Creek near Scrabble Road in Berkeley County, W.Va.
NEWS
April 30, 2005
Ronald Strader fishes for rainbow trout Friday in Antietam Creek. The fisherman from Edenville, Pa., was using live minnows at Devil's Backbone Park.
NEWS
September 4, 2009
OCT. 20, 1979-SEPT. 3, 2009 Todd Michael "Mike" Gerberich, 29, went home to our heavenly Father on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at his home at 230 Lynnhaven Drive in Hagerstown, Md. He was born Oct. 20, 1979, in Hagerstown. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Nancy L. Gerberich of Maugansville, Md.; his loving wife, Crystal Ann Wood-Gerberich; one sister, Victoria Hockaday and husband, Julius; one niece, Jocelyn; one nephew, Darius Hockaday; uncle and aunt, Dr. Terry E. Litton and wife, Murelee, of New Concord, Ohio; and uncle, David W. Gerberich of Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
May 4, 2008
The Maryland Natural Resources Police, based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, has warned that boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams, should be avoided at this time. The advisory extends through Monday and will be updated then if necessary. Due to recent precipitation, river levels are hazardous for recreational use on the main stem of the Upper Potomac River from Cumberland, Md., to Little Falls in Montgomery County, Md. Hazardous stages are defined as those that can create life-threatening conditions for nonwhitewater vessels, tubers, swimmers and wading fisherman.
NEWS
July 19, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer SANDY HOOK - A fisherman found a partially decomposed body at Dam No. 3 on the Potomac River in Washington County near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Maryland State Police said. Police said the body, which could not be positively identified, may be that of a 60-year-old local woman reported missing Jan. 1. The woman's vehicle was found about four miles upstream from where the body was recovered. Police refused to release the name of the missing woman.
NEWS
By LISA GRAYBEAL | April 26, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement A family fishing trip on the Antietam Creek almost turned deadly Sunday afternoon when churning waters sucked a boat back into a dam, capsizing it and throwing its three passengers into the chilling water beneath the Mount Aetna Road bridge. --cont. from front page-- When rescuers arrived at the scene at about 3:30 p.m., two adults, a teenager, and a 7-year-old child were hanging on to each other and the overturned fiberglass boat at the base of the dam as the water pounded onto them from above.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Millard “Sam” Rock raised four daughters and was a father figure to many over the years. His sunny disposition reflected his boundless faith, which he was eager to talk about with everyone he met. “He influenced so many people's lives,” said daughter Kristi Lisech of Stafford, Va. Life did not get off to an easy start, though. Sam was the youngest of seven children and named for his father, Millard Harry Rock. When he was 2, Sam and his mother both were diagnosed with tuberculosis and sent to a sanitarium.
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OPINION
July 14, 2013
Memories of Sam Rock, fisher of men To the editor: Sam Rock's love of fishing goes way back. It was a hobby that brought him great enjoyment. When he could get some time away from his other love - barbering - he would get up early and slip off to one of his favorite fishing spots around the county. He thought nothing of spending hours in the quiet solitude of the natural beauty away from the busyness of work in the city. Catch and release was his custom because, while he loved the sport of catching, he preferred to let the beautiful creatures live to be caught another day. In May 1972, at the age of 34, Sam would become the “caught one” by the master fisherman.
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OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Millard “Sam” Rock raised four daughters and was a father figure to many over the years. His sunny disposition reflected his boundless faith, which he was eager to talk about with everyone he met. “He influenced so many people's lives,” said daughter Kristi Lisech of Stafford, Va. Life did not get off to an easy start, though. Sam was the youngest of seven children and named for his father, Millard Harry Rock. When he was 2, Sam and his mother both were diagnosed with tuberculosis and sent to a sanitarium.
NEWS
BY DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 11, 2011
One of three Washington County fisherman who were thrown into the frigid Chesapeake Bay when their boat capsized Thursday said they owe their lives to the rescue efforts of other anglers. "Had Mr. Fleming not been there, we would have died," Kevin Lynn Gladhill, 32, of Boonsboro, said Friday. "There would be three bodies in the morgue. " Gladhill and fellow fishermen, Michael George Krall, 35, of Keedysville, and Russell Uger Neff III, 55, of Boonsboro, were pulled from the water by Dennis Charles Fleming, 51, of Mechanicsville, and Grady Terry Warhurst, 64, of Upper Marlboro.
NEWS
May 17, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The search for a Gaithersburg, Md., man who is presumed to have drowned in the Potomac River on Saturday resumed at first light Monday morning, a Maryland Department of Natural Resources official said. Daniel Figueroa, 37, was fishing with another man Saturday when they tried to swim to a better spot in the river, Sgt. Art Windemuth said Monday morning. He disappeared near Lock 32, about 300 yards downstream from a footbridge crossing the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
NEWS
September 4, 2009
OCT. 20, 1979-SEPT. 3, 2009 Todd Michael "Mike" Gerberich, 29, went home to our heavenly Father on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at his home at 230 Lynnhaven Drive in Hagerstown, Md. He was born Oct. 20, 1979, in Hagerstown. He is survived by his parents, Terry and Nancy L. Gerberich of Maugansville, Md.; his loving wife, Crystal Ann Wood-Gerberich; one sister, Victoria Hockaday and husband, Julius; one niece, Jocelyn; one nephew, Darius Hockaday; uncle and aunt, Dr. Terry E. Litton and wife, Murelee, of New Concord, Ohio; and uncle, David W. Gerberich of Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
January 18, 2009
Ken Working Sr. shows the 20 1/2-inch-long rainbow trout he caught Jan. 10 at Devil's Backbone County Park in the Antietam Creek.
NEWS
May 4, 2008
The Maryland Natural Resources Police, based on information received from the National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, has warned that boating and other recreational uses of the Upper Potomac River, including creeks and streams, should be avoided at this time. The advisory extends through Monday and will be updated then if necessary. Due to recent precipitation, river levels are hazardous for recreational use on the main stem of the Upper Potomac River from Cumberland, Md., to Little Falls in Montgomery County, Md. Hazardous stages are defined as those that can create life-threatening conditions for nonwhitewater vessels, tubers, swimmers and wading fisherman.
NEWS
April 4, 2008
Melvin Straight nets a rainbow trout from Beaver Creek on Thursday. He often comes from his Huyetts home to fish the stocked stream.
NEWS
April 2, 2008
Week of March 30, 1958 · A man who resides in the Licking Creek section near Parkhead is mighty thankful he had his cigarette lighter with him Saturday afternoon, when he was toppled from his boat in the high and swift waters of Licking Creek. It all happened about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and it was not until 7 o'clock that he was rescued by Clear Spring firemen who were called to the scene. The man had been fishing from his boat some distance upstream when it pulled its anchor and was caught up in the swift waters.
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