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July 10, 2013
Bryana Lynn Bridendolph, 14, of Big Pool Road in Clear Spring, and formerly of Hancock, died Friday July 5, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.
By DON AINES | | July 10, 2013
For a dozen years, preschoolers in Hancock have been pedaling tricycles to raise money to help children facing life-threatening illnesses. The total raised from 12 Trike-A-Thons for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital surpassed $30,000 when the event was held on May 8, said January Souders, director of the Good Shepherd Preschool. Souders - who has worked at Good Shepherd since 2000 and has been its director since 2005 - is going to Memphis, Tenn., this week for St. Jude's Volunteer Appreciation Day. She has also been asked to speak at a coordinator workshop titled “Moments of Truth,” in which she will share with others how Good Shepherd has grown its event, increasing business and community support, parental involvement and backing from town residents.
June 28, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013 YOUTH SOFTBALL SHARPSBURG - Bri Pittsnogle struck out 10 and Madison Griffith drove in four runs as Sharpsburg defeated Hancock 18-14 on Friday night to win the best-of-3 Maryland District 1 9-10 championship series, 2-0. Courtney Burgan and Rachel Roupe each had two hits for Sharpsburg, which will start play in the state tournament on July 13 in Ridgely. Cora Keefer had three hits and four RBIs, Kylie Golden had two hits and Lakyn Unger scored three runs for Hancock.
June 27, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013 YOUTH SOFTBALL 9-10 District 1 Tournament Sharpsburg 8, Hancock 3 SHARPSBURG - Rachel Roupe had 13 strikeouts to lead Sharspburg past Hancock in Game 1 of the best-of-3 series. Courtney Burgan had four hits and scored four runs, Hayden Hetzer had three hits and five RBIs and Madison Griffith had two hits for Sharpsburg. Cora Keefer had 10 strikeouts for Hancock. Game 2 will be played tonight at 6 at Hancock.   YOUTH BASEBALL Hagerstown PONY League Susquehanna Bank 15, Redmen 5 Susquehanna: C.J. Bright, Jared Lazich 2 hits each; Mitch Wilson grand slam, 6 RBIs; Anthony Hodges 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Zach Martin, Jordan Wood HR each.
By JESSICA MANUEL | Special to The Herald-Mail | June 26, 2013
 To celebrate operating the C&O Canal along its 184.5 miles for almost 100 years, the town of Hancock brings the canal back into action.  The 11th annual Barge Bash, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council with cooperation from the National Park Service, rocks the boat on Saturday, June 29, starting at 10 a.m. with events lasting throughout the day. “(The bash) is designed to be a fun day along the water,” said Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy, chair of event. “It's designed to allow creativity and challenge.” Though the bash itself doesn't start until later, the day really kicks off with the Barge Bash Dash at 8 a.m., a short run beginning in the parking lot of Hancock High School.
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....
June 12, 2013
Joseph Dale Harvey Jr., 36, of Smith Avenue, Halethorpe, Md., died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, Md. Born March 18, 1977, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Joseph D. Harvey Sr. and stepson of Peggy Holland Harvey of Needmore, Pa., and son of the late Katherine Reaves Harvey. He was a graduate of Old Mill High School in Glen Burnie. He was a truck driver for National Distributors in Baltimore. Besides his father and stepmother, he is survived by his grandmother, Hilda E. Heilj of Needmore; aunts, Linda Pappas, Wanda Woodal and husband, Tommy, and Dee Tinder; uncle, Richard Harvey and wife, Ellen; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
June 11, 2013
An electrical panel box caused a fire in the basement of a home on Maple Ridge Road Monday night, according to a spokesman for the Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. The fire was reported about midnight, the spokesman said. Officials with the Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region said they gave financial assistance to a family in the home to help them replace food, clothing and other items that were destroyed in the fire. The Red Cross said they were also helping the family with temporary shelter.
By DAVE McMILLION | | June 9, 2013
Organizers of a Sunday event in Widmeyer Park to raise money for a mission trip to a Navajo Indian reserve in New Mexico were hoping to raise about $2,000. Members of the Hancock United Methodist Church have made trips to the reservation near Gamerco, N.M., before, and this year, they plan to start construction on a transition facility that will help Navajo women coming out of prison, John Pennesi said. The building will include classroom space, a dining area, a kitchen and housing, said Pennesi, a member of the church.
By DON AINES | | June 6, 2013
Scenes from their lives passed before the Hancock High School Class of 2013 Thursday evening in the form of a slideshow flashing images of the past four years across a wall of the auditorium. The musical accompaniment to the slideshow included John Mellencamp's “Small Town,” an appropriate selection for the town and the school, which sent 43 young men and women off into the adult world. “Of course, we all want to take risks and live life to the fullest,” said Valedictorian Sara Wagner, whose address theme was “You Only Live Once.” The risks chosen have to be wisely considered, she said.
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