March 13, 2013
Walter Eugene "Mickey" McDonough, 92, of Flintstone, Md., died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Md. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock. Burial with a military service will be at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone.
March 5, 2013
R. Weldon Schline, 92, formerly of Warfordsburg, Pa., died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Woodland Retirement Center in Orbisonia, Pa. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Warfordsburg United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Jerusalem Christian Cemetery, Amaranth, Pa.
February 27, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Fort Hill 89, Hancock 42 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Jarrett Wolfe scored a game-high 33 points to lead Fort Hill past Hancock in the Maryland 1A West Region West section quarterfinals. Chad Sipe had nine points and nine rebounds for the Panthers (8-13), who trailed 19-7 after the first quarter. HANCOCK (8-13) Tosten 6, Anderson 2, Edgerton 2, H. McKinley 4, Sipe 9, T. Manning 6, Mitchell 9, N. Tosten 1, Teeter 3. Totals 16 3-10 42. FORT HILL Carroll 7, Gaus 11, Bush 13, Proretti 4, Wolfe 33, Jackson 2, Stewart 6, Thornton 9, K. Jackson 2, Painter 2. Totals 36 13-22 89. Hancock 7 15 11 9 - 42 Fort Hill 19 24 23 23 - 89 3-point goals - Hancock 7 (Tosten 2, T. Manning 2, Mitchell 3)
February 25, 2013
A Monday morning fire that destroyed the Reel Deal Bait & Tackle shop at 26 Canal St. in Hancock caused an estimated $300,000 in damages, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Officials were investigating the cause of the fire, which was reported by a neighbor at 2:56 a.m., according to a fire marshal's office news release. Hancock Fire Chief Danny Shirley said Monday afternoon that flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived. “There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters,” he said.
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.
February 18, 2013
Walter Lewis Morris, 56, of Hancock, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Lowell Bard will officiate. Burial will be in Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery near Hancock.
February 17, 2013
Hancock Middle-Senior High School Third marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade six - Devon M. Getz, Joshua A. Golden, Hannah L. Hogbin, Ashley L. Jenkins, Sarah D. Kerns, Kayla M. Wood Grade seven - Jennifer A. Jenkins Grade eight - Cody M. Childers, Christopher T. Wagner Grade 10 - Alena L. Knable, Brianna M. Knable Grade 11 - Hannah A. Bishop, Shelby A. Brown, Leah B....
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.
February 16, 2013
A strategic plan commissioned for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission suggests a greater effort to market the small towns and rural areas of the county, an idea Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy welcomes. “I certainly would agree. They need to become familiar with us on the fringes of the county,” Murphy said recently. “It's not the Hagerstown Economic Development Commission.” Communication between the county and Hancock has improved in recent years, but Murphy said he could remember a time not so long ago when it seemed that the town at the western edge of the county was mostly forgotten.
February 14, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Clear Spring 87, Hancock 67 HANCOCK - Joey Fisher led five Clear Spring players in double figures with 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the Blazers past Hancock on Thursday. Ryan Aaron had 14 points, Jake Brant had 12 points and nine rebounds, Michael Riley had 11 points, David Moser had 10 points and Collin Schultz had 15 rebounds for the Blazers (7-12). Clear Spring took control in the second quarter, outscoring Hancock 19-5 in the frame to take a 43-22 halftime lead.