September 1, 2013
Football is always a numbers game at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. The good news for the Panthers is the numbers are up in the first year under coach Todd Ruppenthal. “We're only carrying 19 on the varsity roster this year, but we were able to field a junior varsity team for the first time in more than five years and we have 17 players on that roster,” said Ruppenthal. “We have 79 boys in the school and nearly 40 are playing football. That's good for us.” However, only 19 players on the varsity roster leads to ironman football in many cases for the Panthers, and sometimes a lack of depth.
August 29, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013 GIRLS SOCCER St. John's 5, Goretti 4 FREDERICK, Md. - Cassie Lavin scored two goals for St. Maria Goretti in a season-opening loss to St. John's Catholic Prep on Thursday. Taylor Blenckstone and Kirsten Searcy each had a goal for the Gaels, while Abby Pasierb had two assists, Peyton Lavin added an assist, Megan Rock had seven saves and Alisha Swope had six saves. BOYS SOCCER Hedgesville 1, Goretti 0 Drew Katrina had 15 saves for St. Maria Goretti (0-2)
August 28, 2013
The main character in David P. Bridges' last three books, Maj. James Breathed, buried in Hancock, will be honored with a parade Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. on Main Street in Hancock. The parade route will pass by Breathed Memorial Park ending at his grave for the ceremonial awarding of the Confederate Medal of Honor. Maj. Breathed, who was a doctor, is the recipient of the Confederate Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, bravery, and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, while engaged in action.
August 21, 2013
Opposition to a Washington County proposal to change land-use regulations around four towns including Hancock showed no signs of abating Wednesday night when about 65 people turned out for an informational meeting - including one resident who brought a petition with 66 signatures of people against the plan. Residents who would be affected by the land-use changes said they are afraid of being forced to hook up to public water and sewer service, and that they will be forced to pay town taxes if the regulations are passed.
August 21, 2013
The Hancock High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th class reunion July 13 at Raystown Lake Resort in Huntingdon County, Pa. Eighteen class members, two faculty members and their guests were in attendance. Each class member received a video of yearbook memories and family photos. Door prizes were awarded. After dinner, the group took an evening cruise around the lake.
August 14, 2013
“I'm a big Yankees fan, but A-Rod has to go. And never compare him to Derek Jeter, because Derek Jeter is a super ballplayer, and person.” - Williamsport “Hats off to the mayor and city council for finally making a stand on something, without having to do a study or paying for an outside group to do it. I'm referring to disbanding the food for soul downtown in the city market lot. ... It's not the place to hand out food. They can find another place, I'm sorry.” - Hagerstown “I'd like to know if the U.S. still has a vice president, and if we do, where is he?
August 14, 2013
Glenn Edward Flowers, 87, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Jan. 4, 1926, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Loney and Anna Marie Powell Flowers. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution for 30 years, and was a former member of Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, and especially adored his great-grandchildren.
August 13, 2013
Arthur Leonard Lucas, 86, of Hancock, Md., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born April 10, 1927, in Warfordsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard Lee and Margaret Elizabeth Hill Lucas, and the husband of Idella Vernedia Trail Lucas, who died Aug. 21, 2008. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 1989 as a superintendent for Maryland State Park Service at Fort Frederick. He is survived by one son, Arthur Norty Lucas of Big Pool, Md.; six grandsons, Marty Adams, Randy Adams, Darren Lucas, Devin Lucas, Dereck Wollaston and Shane Wollaston; and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Trenton Lucas.
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.
July 15, 2013
Having experienced success in marketing the Stanley E. Fulton Industrial Complex to manufacturers, the Hancock Town Council is taking steps to purchase the Maryland State Highway Administration's former Western Regional Laboratory. The council voted unanimously on July 10 to tender its acceptance of an offer on the building through the state clearing-house process, Town Manager David Smith said. The town could purchase the building from the state later this year for $110,000, he said.