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OBITUARIES
July 22, 2013
Leatrice M. Fisher, 89, a resident of ManorCare Health Services of Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died  Saturday, July 20, 2013, in the nursing home. There will be no public viewing. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.  Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle, Pa.
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OBITUARIES
July 22, 2013
Charles Linford “Peewee” Benner Sr., 72, of Hagerstown died on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 4, 1940, in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Arthur Henry and Martha (Butts) Benner Flook. He was employed by Victor Products for 17 years. He married Kathleen (Cook) Benner on Sept. 14, 1973. Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Kathleen; his children, Charles Linford Benner Jr. of Greencastle, Tina Marie Benner Hummer of Waynesboro, Lisa Ann Benner Briggs of Greencastle, Charles Lee Benner Sr. of Hagerstown, Wayne Eugene Benner and wife, Robin, of Greencastle, and Diane Michelle Benner and fiance, Mario Dattilio, of Greencastle; daughter-in-law, Pristina Funk Benner of Hagerstown; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carolyn Benner of Hagerstown; brother-in-law, Danny Kline of Smithsburg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Harley.
OPINION
July 21, 2013
“Congratulations to Gov. O'Malley. According to the July 2013 issue of the American Legion magazine, Maryland was named with two of the dumbest taxes: The rain tax and the flush tax. Thank you, Gov. O'Malley, for receiving the tax-free publicity for Maryland.” - Halfway “This is for the caller who wants feedback on 'the only time people or family know you is when they want something.' How true the statement is. I have experienced the...
OBITUARIES
July 19, 2013
Todd C. Ball, 69, of Mercersburg Road in Greencastle, Pa., died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home. The services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.
OBITUARIES
July 18, 2013
Harry H. "Jigs" Strait, 91, formerly of Mercersburg, Pa., died Thursday, July 18, 2013. Viewing will be Tuesday one hour prior to the service at Guitner's Ebenezer United Brethren Church, Greencastle, Pa. The service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church.  Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.           
OBITUARIES
July 18, 2013
June Elizabeth Horst Swope, 89, a resident of Providence Place of Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Chambersburg Hospital. The family will receive friends Saturday at Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, one hour before the service. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Norland Cemetery in Chambersburg.
OBITUARIES
July 18, 2013
Lois I. (Risser) Horst, 93, of Long Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in her home. Born Sept. 5, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Adin and Ida (Meyers) Risser. Her husband, Phares S. Horst, died March 28, 1989. Lois was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Olive Mennonite Church near Maugansville. Surviving family include two daughters, Ellen M. Horst at home, and Cora L. Plank and husband, Eli, of Arthur, Ill.; three sons, Donald A. Horst and wife, Lois, of Hagerstown, Harold R. Horst and wife, Ella, of Greencastle, Pa., and Leon R. Horst, at home; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Cora Horst and husband, Edgar, of Maugansville, Md.; and one brother, Benjamin Risser and wife, Barbara, of Harrisonburg, Va. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Lester Horst; one great-grandson; and two sisters.
OBITUARIES
July 18, 2013
Joe Martin Sr., 58, of Keedysville, Md., passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home. Martin was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Howard Joseph and Hilda Lee Welch Martin. He was a 1972 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Karen K. Jones Martin of Hagerstown; sons, Joe Martin Jr. of Winchester, W.Va., William Martin of Greencastle, Pa.,  Joshua Martin of Hagerstown and David Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; granddaughter, Sarah Martin of Winchester; grandson, Logan Martin of Greencastle, Pa.; granddaughter, Abigale Martin of Hagerstown; sister, Nancy Bussard of Hagerstown; brother, Roscoe Martin of Rohrersville, Md.; and longtime friends, Butch and Kathy Main of Keedysville.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
It's been slow going for motorists in Greencastle's West End since November. They have experienced traffic congestion and backups at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 16, Greencastle Borough Manager Susan Armstrong said Tuesday. With Old Home Week just 17 days away, concerns have escalated about traffic backups during one of the busiest weeks in the town every three years.  “The borough reached out to PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) to see if they could cease construction during ... Old Home Week,” Armstrong said.
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