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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
Cramped quarters in the Greencastle-Antrim School District have caused the school district to take another look at a building project it shelved two years ago because of the economic downturn. On Thursday, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board held a work session to revisit a renovation plan for the middle and high schools. Mark Barnhardt, senior vice president of EI Associates in Harrisburg, Pa., who completed the district's original feasibility study, prepared a PowerPoint presentation on the project.
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OBITUARIES
August 29, 2013
Robert L. "Bob" Whitfield, 58, of Buchanan Trail West in Greencastle, Pa., died Thursday morning, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home.  Born Sept. 1, 1954, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Earl R. and Grace M. (Schooley) Whitfield. Bob was a 1972 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.  He and his wife of more than 34 years, Vicki L. (Shindle) Whitfield, were married April 7, 1979, in Leitersburg, Md. They moved to their home on Buchanan Trail West in 1982.  Bob worked at various locations throughout his life, including Grove Manufacturing, Hennessy Products, Baer Packing, Fresh Express, Borden Foods, Eldorado Stone, ProTube and Advanced Drainage Systems.  He was a member of Moose Lodge 1790 in Mercersburg, Pa.; and Dark Hollow Bassmasters, where he was past president and secretary, and was honored as Angler of the Year three times.  Bob was an avid hunter, fisherman and wood carver.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stephanie K. Whitfield of Greencastle, and Jessica R. Hoffman and her husband, Brandin, of McConnellsburg, Pa.; two grandchildren, Caitlyn Noel and Fischer Hoffman; one sister, Patricia Keith and her husband, Alan, of Chambersburg; six half sisters, Harriet McCleaf of Waynesboro, Pa., Shirley Flook of New Cumberland, Pa., Darlene Fordyce of Chambersburg, Donna Burns of Fayetteville, Pa., Carol Shetter of Chambersburg and Sharyle Goshen of Chambersburg; two half brothers, Merle Jay...
OBITUARIES
August 27, 2013
Philip Clark Strite, 57, of 21345 Old Forge Road in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Saturday, June 16, 1956, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Elmer Charles Strite and the late Ada Florence (Keener) Strite. He was a 1975 graduate of Smithsburg High School, and spent his life as a farmer. He was a member of Upton Church of the Brethren in Upton, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dawn Lynette Strite; daughter, Andrea Danelle Long and husband, Eric, of Greencastle, Pa., son, Eric Delwin Strite and wife, Becky, of Greencastle, daughter, Annette Emily Strite of Hagerstown; brothers, James Carl Strite of Chambersburg, Pa., and Stephen Charles Strite of Hagerstown; grandson, Ian James Long; granddaughter, Amber Dawn Long; and granddaughter, Rylee Paige Strite.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2013
It's time. This is what it's all about for guys like Matt Montedoro, Ashtin Byers, Jackson Hall and Kristian Sheeley to name a few. There are 13 more like them on the Greencastle-Antrim football team. It's what playing football is all about. “When a program gets to a certain point, you get between 15-20 kids from each class every season,” said Greencastle coach Chuck Tinninis. “Most of them only get one shot - and it comes in their senior year. The moment of truth is here.” And what a shot it could be. The Blue Devils have 17 seniors who can basically control their own destiny.
OBITUARIES
August 22, 2013
Janet Louise Suffecool, 89, of Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in her home after a lengthy illness. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle. The service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Drahus Oslik officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
OPINION
August 18, 2013
“Just wondering what ever happened to firing squads for traitors.” - Hagerstown “I'm calling in regard to the man who was inquiring about the ducklings. I saw them on Sunday, going up in to Emma K. Doub school. There were just three of them. I also would like to know, if you have empty prescription bottles, is there anyplace here in town that would take the empty prescription bottles, because I have a lot of them.” - Hagerstown “I read the letter to the editor, the gentleman running for the 6th District next year.
OBITUARIES
August 17, 2013
Richard Coyle "Red" Wingerd, 87, of Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
LIFESTYLE
August 15, 2013
Birthdays Aug. 13 - Debbie Kline, Florida Avenue, Hagerstown, turned 51. Today  - Steven Tasker, Hagerstown, turns 20; Ezra Burton, Greencastle, Pa., turns 2; Donald Kershner, Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, turns 70; Janet Folmer, Old Forge Road, Hagerstown, turns 66; Sean Thomas Buckley, Greencastle, Pa., turns 1. Saturday - Dylan Neff, Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, turns 7; Joshua Bachtell, Maugansville Road, turns...
OBITUARIES
August 13, 2013
Samuel N. Christophel Sr., 84, of Jack Road, Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa., and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at West Side Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg. The service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
A Greencastle, Pa., man has been charged with trying to run a woman off the road Monday afternoon in Franklin County, Pennsylvania State Police said. Devin Spoonhour, 19, was charged with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering, disorderly conduct and harassment, according to a state police news release. Troopers said the incident happened at 3 p.m. Monday, when Spoonhour allegedly tried to run a 20-year-old woman off Ragged Edge Road as she drove to work. Police alleged that Spoonhour then followed the woman to her place of employment and caused a disturbance there.
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