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September 21, 2009
The Hagerstown Lioness Club awarded $1,000 scholarships recently to three Washington County students. From left, Lioness Rose Wood, co-chairwoman of the scholarship committee, Lioness Linda Perry, co-chairwoman of the committee, and scholarship recipients Georgia Manning from Hancock Middle-Senior High School, and Kerrington Gray and Nevin Harshman from Clear Spring High School.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
Army National Guard Pvt. Logan J. Langlais graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Langlais is the son of Dawn Marie Lee of Hagerstown. He is a 2008 graduate of Boonsboro High School. Navy Seaman Aimee R. Hoffman , daughter of Christina B. Hoffman and Abe L. Bricker, both of Hancock, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.   Hoffman is a 2011 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School.
EDUCATION
September 5, 2011
The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Tessa Walls, a 2009 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School. Walls, a 2011 graduate of Hagerstown Community College, will be attending the University of Maryland in College Park as a junior, beginning with the fall semester. Walls is majoring in microbiology and physiology. She is pursuing a career in the medical field as a neurosurgeon. Walls is the daughter of Joseph and Tammy Walls of Hancock.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox's “listening session” scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Hancock Middle-Senior High School has been postponed. A new date has not been set, but the session will be rescheduled, school system spokesman Will Kauffman said. Wilcox occasionally holds listening sessions in various parts of the county for parents, students and other members of the public. He gives a brief presentation and then takes questions. - Julie E. Greene
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | August 25, 2011
School began in Washington County Public Schools Wednesday and Hancock Middle-Senior High School has welcomed a new principal.   Rodney Gayman is getting to know Hancock and our outstanding school and has already reached out to community leaders.    Dance classes Dance classes continue Friday at the community center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For a small fee, you can swing your partner and learn to dance. Block party planned Rehoboth New Life's second annual block party is scheduled for Saturday, Sept.
NEWS
July 13, 2011
A state and federal legislative redistricting committee will hold the first of its 12 public hearings in Hancock, officials announced Wednesday. The Governor's Redistricting Advisory Committee will hold a hearing at Hancock Middle-Senior High School on July 23 at 11 a.m., according to a notice posted and distributed by the Maryland Department of Planning. A second hearing will be held that day at 2 p.m. at Hood College in Frederick, Md. A third hearing will be on July 25 in Prince George's County, Md. The other nine public hearings haven't been announced.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | September 22, 2011
The Scarecrows of Hancock arrive this Saturday.   Put yours together and get those characters down to Town Hall between 10 and 10:30 a.m.  for judging. There will be $25 cash prizes awarded in various categories, such as “cutest” and “most unique.” The seasonal creations will be displayed around town.   Kids' clothing to be sold Don't forget the fall kids resale in Widmeyer Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spaces are still available, but you must register by the end of the day Friday.  Spaces cost $10 for a 10-by-15-foot space.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | December 15, 2011
The Blue Goose Farm Market will holds its grand opening and ribbon cutting  Friday at 10 a.m. Built at the site of the old Hepburn's Farm Market, this new business in town anchors the east entrance to Hancock. The market features many of the “old favorites” such as fruit, preserves and freshly-baked pies, plus many new features and items.  It is on Md. 144 extended and can be reached from Exit 3 on Interstate 70. Christmas dinner The Hancock Lions Club will hold its annual community Christmas dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hancock American Legion on East Main Street.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 15, 1999
The 10 to 12 inches of snow that fell across Washington County on Sunday began melting Monday under sunny skies and temperatures that climbed to 49 degrees. Schools across the Tri-State area called off classes Monday in the wake of a storm that moved into the area early Sunday, bringing snow that fell throughout the day. Snow had melted from most roads in Washington County by mid-afternoon, according to Hagerstown City Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
July 26, 2004
Comer-Bailey Evelyn Marie Bailey and Thomas Maxwell Comer were married Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Shepherd's Spring in Sharpsburg. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gale Swartz of Keedysville. The bridegroom is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Jennings Comer of Mount Jackson, Va. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Boonsboro High School, a 2002 graduate of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va., with a double major in art and biology. She completed postbaccalaureate studies at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2003.
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EDUCATION
June 14, 2013
Sixth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade six - Devon M. Getz, Joshua A. Golden, Ashley L. Jenkins, Sarah D. Kerns Grade seven - Garrett M. Fox, Jennifer A. Jenkins Grade eight - Cody M. Childers, Elijah A. Divelbiss, Hope E. Hargett, Ean T. Mann  Grade nine - Emily M. Fox, Jenna N. Mitchell, David M. Wood Grade 10 - Skylar D. Faith, Morgan T. Hamil, Faith G. Hargett,  Alena L....
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NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | April 4, 2013
District Gov. Jim Eberly recently attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of Hancock to honor the club with several awards based on the giving levels that the Hancock club made to the Rotary Foundation. The first award placed Hancock among the 1,550 clubs worldwide as the highest per capita in annual giving in their district. Hancock is in District 7350.  The next banner honored Hancock as one of only 1,064 clubs worldwide to attain status as a 100 percent Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club, which means each Rotarian personally contributed at least $100 to the annual fund during the Rotary year.
SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | February 20, 2013
Todd Ruppenthal already wears a number of hats at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. On Wednesday, he added one more - that of head football coach. Ruppenthal, a 1981 Hancock graduate and longtime assistant coach, was named to succeed Dave Mahaffey, who resigned at the end of the 2012 season. “It's an exciting opportunity for me,” Ruppenthal said. “I played here, my son played here, I've been an assistant here for 17 years, so this program means a lot to me. I'm really looking forward to it.” Ruppenthal, 49, played for the Panthers when athletic director Bill Sterner was an assistant coach and served as an assistant during Sterner's tenure as head coach.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2013
David Flowers says he believes archery is the great equalizer. “It's one of the few things we do where students line up and can be equal, said the Clear Spring Middle School physical education teacher, who has been teaching archery to his students for four years. “All can shoot the bow and be successful.” “We have some very good shooters,” said Flowers, who is certified through the National Archery in the Schools Program, or NASP. “Sometimes they really surprise us and they surprise themselves.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | November 28, 2012
If you are in the mood for some Christmas shopping this weekend, check out the Hancock vendor and craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall and Community Center, 126 W. High St. in Hancock The event, sponsored by Hancock in Motion, is a gathering of local citizens who show their crafts and share products from well-known companies.   Christmas for Others asking for food donations Residents can donate to Christmas for Others by dropping off nonperishable food items or toys at Douglas Motors, 295 Resley St. Business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Donations can also be dropped off at any participating Hancock church through Sunday, Dec. 16.   Luminarias display set for Saturday, Dec. 8 The annual luminarias display at the three historic High Street cemeteries is a week away.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec. 8, and plan to ride along Cemetery Lane that night and see some 2,500 luminarias - a tribute to the season and to those who rest in these churchyards.  St. Thomas' Episcopal Church leads the way in this project and invites volunteers to help prepare the luminarias that Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.  Workers gather behind St. Peter Catholic Church.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
Army National Guard Pvt. Logan J. Langlais graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Langlais is the son of Dawn Marie Lee of Hagerstown. He is a 2008 graduate of Boonsboro High School. Navy Seaman Aimee R. Hoffman , daughter of Christina B. Hoffman and Abe L. Bricker, both of Hancock, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.   Hoffman is a 2011 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox's “listening session” scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Hancock Middle-Senior High School has been postponed. A new date has not been set, but the session will be rescheduled, school system spokesman Will Kauffman said. Wilcox occasionally holds listening sessions in various parts of the county for parents, students and other members of the public. He gives a brief presentation and then takes questions. - Julie E. Greene
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