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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.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | 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.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | 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.
NEWS
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 Café Italia, Hagerstown.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
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)
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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.
NEWS
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.
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OBITUARIES
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.
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OBITUARIES
July 10, 2013
Lawrence Hanna Middleton, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Village of Robinwood. Born Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1921, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Floyd S. Middleton and the late Vera E. Daley. He retired from the Washington County Board of Education as a teacher. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was very proud of being able to donate more 30 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris Marshall Middleton; daughter, Patricia L. Whittier and husband, Timothy L. Whittier, of Columbia, Md.; son, Lawrence M. Middleton and wife, Kerry Middleton, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Betty Harden of Frostburg; grandchildren, Timothy L. Whittier Jr. of Silver Spring, Md., Catherine L. Finman of Pasadena, Md., Jennifer L. Wilkie of Columbia, Md., and Zachary Middleton and Roxanne Patik, both of Colorado Springs; and 12 great-grandchildren, Max, Charlotte, Charlie, Hannah, Jack, Nick, Jordan, Liam, Keira, Aiden, Roman and Bear.
OBITUARIES
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.
EDUCATION
March 17, 2013
The Frostburg State University Alumni Association has honored Mel Malchenson of Hagerstown with the Service to Alma Mater award for her consistent dedication to the advancement of FSU. The award was presented at FSU's annual Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership on March 8. “Mel's love for Frostburg State University is seemingly unparalleled,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. “While she credits us for giving so much to her, it is her selfless dedication that has been and continues to be a gift to us.” Malchenson earned two master's degrees from Frostburg in 1981 and 1993.
EDUCATION
November 4, 2012
Frostburg State University soprano Patricia Malatt will present her junior vocal recital Saturday at 7 p.m. in the FSU Performing Art Center's Pealer Recital Hall. The recital, during which she will be accompanied by Sean Beachy, is free and open to the public. Malatt will perform several vocal pieces involving nature. Roger Quilter's “Dream Valley,” composed after a poem written by William Blake, tells of a time when the speaker was in touch with nature and the beauty that it holds.
EDUCATION
June 29, 2012
The following area students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University: Boonsboro - Samantha Barger, Spencer Leggett, Tyler Walsh Cavetown - Robert Hall Clear Spring - Elizabeth Andrews, Karen Humbertson, Samuel Myers, Rachael Poet, Cory Shives Hagerstown - Justin Anderson, Kimberly Bachtell, Amy Belliotti, Jennifer Bowlus, Robin Cheng, Benjamin Clevenger, David...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2012
The Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots eighth annual Toy Thunder will be Friday, July 6, through Sunday, July 8, at Glendening Park on Shaw Street in Frostburg, Md. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, July 6. There will be food and beverages, bands and raffles. The bands start at 7 p.m. On Saturday, July 7, the gates open at 6 a.m. A flea market and motor swap-meet will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The 2012 Toy Thunder Ride will be Saturday, July 7, with registration from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The cost is $20 per driver and $15 per passenger.
EDUCATION
June 11, 2012
Two local students were among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University's Honors Convocation in May. Carla Maria Flessner of Williamsport, who received honors in educational professions in early childhood/elementary education, was recognized by her professors as one of the best students in the FSU undergraduate education program at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. She often has earned a place on the dean's list and is the recipient of several scholarships.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | March 12, 2012
Most high school seniors are faced with the same exciting - and sometimes frightening - decision about where to attend college. Finances, curriculums, proximity to home and campus lifestyle all go into that decision. For an athlete, coaches, athletic facilities, program stability and prestige also figure heavily into that choice. For Pat Sweeney, that decision-making process was no different. Sweeney, a standout baseball player at Clear Spring in the mid-1990s, had plenty to think about during his senior year of high school.
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