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By DAN DEARTH | | July 17, 2013
A rescue operation for a 19-year-old man trapped in a silo Tuesday off Lehmans Mill Road north of Hagerstown ended after nearly three hours, when the victim was placed in a basket and hoisted through the top of the structure. Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Jason Eckstine said Andrew Horst, who had been trapped inside the silo after falling at about 10:30 a.m., was flown by a Maryland State Police helicopter to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He was listed in serious condition Wednesday morning, said a hospital spokeswoman.
February 26, 1998
Educational alliance formed FREDERICK, Md. - Officials from Hood College, Fort Detrick, the National Cancer Institute's Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Disease-Weed Research Unit signed the Hood College and Fort Detrick Educational Alliance Wednesday at Fort Detrick. The agreement establishes a partnership that will help ensure a well-educated work force for the 21st century while allowing the sharing of expertise in the fields of technology and research, according to a press release from the college.
April 3, 2006
The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, held its meeting March 23 at Dutch's Daughter in Frederick, Md. The speaker for the event was John Gregg, business development specialist at Fort Detrick. Gregg spoke about the construction future at Fort Detrick, and on the various construction projects taking place now. He answered numerous questions from the members. ABC is a national trade association with more than 24,000 firms across the nation.
August 9, 2010
Nathan Brandt of Hagerstown is a recipient of a $1,500 scholarship from Military Children Program. The scholarship was awarded at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. Fort Detrick is one of more than 250 commissaries operated worldwide by the Defense Commissary Agency. Nathan,the son of Jeffrey Brandt, is a student at Virginia Tech. In high school, he was in the National Honor Society, and participated in Young Life, cross country and outdoor track at Clear Spring High School.
December 16, 2009
Former correctional officer gets 8 years for child abuse Funkstown bypass moves up the list Fort Detrick lab employee released from hospital Arlington, Va. stabbing suspect found in Washington County Free Library House decoration, ornament contest winners named
By DAN DEARTH | April 23, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Public Schools is seeking 100 students from four middle schools to participate in a science program that will be sponsored this summer by Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. The Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Sciences/Young Engineers and Scientists Program will be held during four, four-day sessions this summer at Washington County Technical High School. Sixth- and seventh-graders from E. Russell Hicks, Northern, Springfield and Western Heights middle schools will have a chance to participate in the program.
October 8, 2003
FREDERICK, Md. - Fort Detrick in Frederick will receive $88 million for a bioterrorism defense campus, U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., announced Tuesday. The money is part of a Homeland Security Appropriations bill that President George W. Bush signed into law Oct. 1, Bartlett's office said. The Interagency Biodefense Campus at the fort will serve as "the Department of Homeland Security's primary center for the development of defenses against chemical and biological terrorist attacks," Bartlett's office said.
April 23, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Army officials say an investigation of three disease samples missing from a Fort Detrick lab found that the samples were likely destroyed. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick said Wednesday that the samples of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis were discovered missing last year in an inventory of a group of samples left by a departing researcher. Spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden says the report that the vials were missing triggered the investigation, which found that the samples were likely among those destroyed when a freezer malfunctioned.
July 2, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Essex Community College will offer its veterinary technology program in Frederick this fall through a partnership with Frederick Community College and Fort Detrick. Students can take their general education courses at Frederick Community College. The veterinary technician courses will be offered on-site through an electronic distance learning network at Fort Detrick. Students who complete the program will be eligible to take the registration exam given by the Maryland Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
June 23, 2013
Caroline Strite of Williamsport has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Scholarship for Military Children program. The scholarship was awarded at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. She is the daughter of Charles Strite. Caroline plans to attend James Madison University in the fall. Caroline's school and community activities include marching band, soccer, basketball, Link Crew and National Honor Society.
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