March 24, 2009
Hagerstown resident Mary Haines on Tuesday told the City Council that it should take advantage of the city's Civil War history to garner more tourist dollars. She said the city should use the city-owned Alms House at 239 N. Locust St. as one of the marketing tools. During her presentation to the council, Haines said Civil War soldiers were shot in front of the Alms House and probably were treated there during the Confederate retreat from the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863.
March 20, 2009
AUG. 9, 1937-MARCH 18, 2009 FAIRFIELD, Pa. - Cloyd William Spence, 71, of 2170 Mount Hope Road, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital of amyloidosis. Born Aug. 9, 1937, in Mount Carmel, Pa., he was the son of the late James E. and Gladys V. Kime Spence. He was a 1945 graduate of Gettysburg (Pa.) High School. Before retiring in 2000, he was a machine operator for Westinghouse, presently Schindler, in Gettysburg. He was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, where he served as a Sunday school superintendent, lay leader, usher, served on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Board, and helped care for the cemetery.
March 17, 2009
JULY 3, 1950-MARCH 16, 2009 BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Kenneth E. Shilling, 58, of 13113 Pennersville Road, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at his home. Born July 3, 1950, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Braden L. Shilling Sr. and Annie Chitboy Shilling, both of Blue Ridge Summit. He was a 1968 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He was last employed at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital as a pharmacy technician. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He played bass guitar for many years in a local band.
February 15, 2009
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1862, a train departed Washington, D.C. It headed northeastward to Relay, Md, thence westward to Monocacy Junction and Point of Rocks. On board was John W. Garrett, the President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Ward Hill Lamon, some politicians from Illinois and none other than President Abraham Lincoln. He was headed for Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg. His purpose was to visit the troops and to plot strategy with commander of the Army of the Potomac, George B. McClellan.
February 14, 2009
A stimulus plan for Hagerstown To the editor: I would like to suggest the Alms House as a cornerstone, as it were, of an economic stimulus package for the downtown that would include a walking tour of Civil War sites and other historic areas of Hagerstown. If we got it up and running by 2011, we would be in time for the beginning of the four-year observance of the 150th anniversary of The Civil War. No, we could not rival, but we certainly could supplement, the activities of Gettysburg and Antietam.
February 12, 2009
A great escape Check out classical music from across the pond. The works of three of England's greatest composers are featured in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks III this weekend. See story . Got talent? Please, no heckling. The fifth annual Talent Show at Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg, W.Va., is Saturday at 7 p.m. He's back! "Don't go out there! He's not here to play hockey!" Jason's back in "Friday the 13th. " Go, Abe, it's your birthday If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, it'd be his 200th birthday.
January 20, 2009
When Abraham Lincoln got to the last line of what he apparently believed would be a few boilerplate comments memorializing the war dead at Gettysburg, he tentatively mentioned a "new birth of freedom. " Sen. Charles Sumner of Boston picked up on the significance. The battle, he later remarked at the great president's funeral, was less important than the speech. History's movements are both slow and fast. A half-century later, President Woodrow Wilson marked the Gettysburg anniversary by calling the Civil War a forgotten quarrel.
January 8, 2009
JUNE 2, 1918-JAN. 5, 2009 HANOVER, Pa. - Dorothy Savanna Mandilla Wentz Becker, 90, of Hanover, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Gettysburg (Pa.) Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 2, 1918, in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Paul Irvin and Marie Catherine Crumrine Wentz. Her husband, Ray Kenneth Becker, died March 25, 1985. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1935. She was co-owner of the Carlisle Street Tavern until 1985.
January 3, 2009
MEN'S BASKETBALL MC-Rockville 91, HCC 86 ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Raason Young scored 28 points and Amaurys Fermin added 18 to lead Hagerstown Community College, but the Hawks couldn't hold a six-point halftime lead in their first Maryland JuCo loss this season. Jeremy Myers had 13 points, while Jordan Brooks and K'yan Andrews added 10 apiece for HCC (11-3, 5-1). Montgomery-Rockville improved to 7-6, 3-3. MC-Rockville 91, HCC 86 HAGERSTOWN (11-3, 5-2)
December 10, 2008
MAY 16, 1952-DEC. 8, 2008 FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - Donna C. Masters, 56, of 4585 Cold Springs Road, Fayetteville, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Born May 16, 1952, in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late George W. Masters Jr. and the late Naomi Louise Funk Masters. She was a 1970 graduate of Fairfield (Pa.) High School. She was employed at Gettysburg (Pa.) Shoe Factory. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Quincy, Pa. She is survived by her companion, Roger L. Smith of Fayetteville; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.