August 21, 2006
The Rotary District 7350 Scholarship Committee met Aug. 12 in Bedford, Pa., to interview 10 candidates for the 2007 ambassadorial scholarship. This was a record number of candidates from the 45 clubs in the district, which covers parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. After reviewing the applications and interviews with each of the young adults, the committee selected Michael Snyder of Frostburg, Md., for the $26,000 award to be used in fall 2007 to study in a country outside the U.S. Growing up in Frostburg, Snyder graduated from Beall High School in Frostburg and took classes at Allegany College in Cumberland, Md., before he enrolled in Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. During his junior year at Dickinson, Snyder spent five months in New Zealand studying geology at the University of Otago.
July 17, 2003
Former Hagerstown Mayor Steven T. Sager soon will be working for a different city, Frostburg, as its community development director. Sager said Wednesday he plans to move to Frostburg, which has a population of about 9,000. "Frostburg is a fun little city," he said. Sager was mayor of Hagerstown from 1985 to 1997. For the last six years he has been the regional representative for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. That state job, which paid about $52,000 a year, ended July 3, he said.
May 21, 2006
HANCOCK - Big Country of Frostburg, Md., took the top three prizes Saturday at the fourth annual Chili Bowl Cook-Off at Widmeyer Park. Big Country took first place in the No-bean Chili category and second place in the Chili with Bean category. They also won the highest score category. Kim and Todd Sloane, owners of Big Country, are used to winning. They were the 2005 Mountain City District champions in Frostburg. Kim Sloane said they have been making contest chili for two years.
February 1, 2005
The top finisher in each male and female division of the Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday advances to the Maryland/Delaware/Washington, D.C., contest on Feb. 19 in Frederick, Md. The top two finishers in each male and female division on Saturday received a trophy. The winners are listed with their hometown or the location of the Elks lodge that sponsored them. The number of made free throws out of 25 is in parentheses. Boys 8-9 First - Trace Russ, Hagerstown (18) Second - Josh Van Meter, Cumberland (15)
December 2, 2006
COLLEGE INDOOR TRACK & FIELD HCC Invitational Men 55 hurdles - 1. Ryan Knight (HCC) 8.8; 2. Kevin Gill (McDaniel) 14.9. 55 dash - 1. Dadre Williams (HCC) 6.6; 2. Ryan Knight (HCC) 6.7; 3. Gill (McDaniel) 6.8. 300 - 1. Williams (HCC) 38.3; 2. Matt Snyder (McDaniel) 38.6; 3. Kyle Levers (McDaniel) 43.3. 600 - 1. Ryan Knight (HCC) 1:38.7. 1,000 - 1. Matt Rouse (McDaniel) 2:40.9; 2. Cody Crutchley (McDaniel) 2:51.5. 3,000 - 1. John Edmunds (HCC) 9:49.7; 2. Kevin Bowman (McDaniel)
February 18, 2009
-FEB. 14, 2009 FROSTBURG, Md. - Craig Kerr, formerly of Frostburg, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009. He is survived by one daughter, Dana G. Denault; three brothers, Charles Kerr, Jeff Kerr and Jim Kerr; and two grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Slack Funeral Home, Ellicott City, Md. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Craig Kerr Foundation, c/o Slack Funeral Home P.A., P.O. Box 268, Ellicott City, MD 21041.
February 16, 2009
AUG. 4, 1938-FEB. 12, 2009 Maureen C. Durst, 70, of Oriole Circle, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at her home. Born Aug. 4, 1938, in Frostburg, Md., she was the daughter of Joseph Michael Donahue of Frostburg and the late Margaret Cecelia Lucas Donahue. She was a 1957 graduate of Beall High School in Frostburg. She retired from Laytonsville Farms in 2005. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hagerstown. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dennis Wade Durst; two sons, Lee M. Durst of Bethesda, Md., and Timothy L. Durst of Hagerstown; two daughters, Patricia A. Shoemaker of Hedgesville, W.Va.
July 31, 2013
Ellen Marie (Witt) Sperry Lewis, originally from Hancock, Md., passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Md. Mrs. Lewis was born in Eckhart Mines, Md. She was the daughter of the late George Witt Sr. and Marie Witt. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis; and one brother, Charles Witt. Ellen is survived by three children, William Sperry and wife, Joyce, of Glen Burnie, Md., Russell Sperry and wife, Joyce, of Hancock, and Della Gleeson and husband, Warren, of Cable, Ohio; sister, Kathleen Anderson and husband, James, of California; brothers, Paul Witt and Howard Witt, both of Leesburg, Fla., and George Witt of Paoli, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
April 1, 2009
DEC. 17, 1978-MARCH 28, 2009 Heather Renee Crawford, 30, of Hagerstown, and formerly of Sampson Rock Road, Frostburg, Md., died Saturday, March 28, 2009, of an accidental fall in Daytona Beach, Fla. Born Dec. 17, 1978, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Timothy Stakem and Kitty Ann (Garlitz) Stakem, Sampson Rock Road, Frostburg. Heather was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Charles and Pearl Garlitz. Ms. Crawford was a 1997 graduate of Beall High School and a waitress at the CafÃ© Italia, Hagerstown.
May 4, 2013
Willard E. "Butch" Wilt, 66, of Boonsboro, Md., and formerly of Jennings, Md., died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home. Born June 23, 1946, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Frances (Wilt) Greene and Ray Butler. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Clair "Nook" Wilt and Willard R. "Jake" Wilt; and two sisters, Phyllis "Dean" Donahue and Hattie Housel. Mr. Wilt graduated from Northern High School in 1966 and worked for Lutz Meats in Frostburg and later at A&P Store in Keyser, W.Va., before moving to Boonsboro, where he worked for the state of Maryland Animal Health Lab in Frederick, Md., as a necropsy technician until his retirement.