May 29, 2013
Goldie Mae Collins, 69, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Needmore, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, surrounded by family and loved ones at home. Born July 26, 1943, in Needmore, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Carnell Stevens. She was the widow of the late Ernest Leon Collins. She is survived by one brother, Robert Stevens of Needmore; two sisters, Daisy Stelk of Montgomery, Ala., and Mary Mellott of Baltimore, Md. She was beloved mother of three daughters, Cindy Presgraves and husband, Kirk, of Hancock, Md., Kim Jackson and husband, Dion, and Crystal Feiser of Hagerstown.
May 28, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was searching for the person who set fire to the interior of a stolen car Monday night in the 14300 block of Hixon Road near Hancock. The fire, which was reported at 9:30 p.m. by a neighbor, caused $5,000 in damages to a 2002 Dodge Intrepid, according to a news release from the fire marshal's office. Authorities said the Dodge was stolen in Cumberland, Md. It took 12 firefighters from Hancock and Orleans about 10 minutes to get the fire under control, according to the release.
May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 PREP BASEBALL St. Maria Goretti fell to Avalon 1-0 in the championship game of the Maryland Private Schools 'B' Division Tournament on Wednesday. Casey Bartholomew had two hits for the Gaels, who finish the season 11-15. Mercersburg 7, Episcopal 0 MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mike Collins pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts and top-seed Mercersburg Academy shut out Episcopal Academy in the quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament.
May 21, 2013
Mary Ann Foble, 82, of Magnolia, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with the Rev. Leonard A. Smith as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery in Hancock. Arrangements are by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs.
May 20, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office was investigating the cause of a fire that caused $10,000 in damage to a 2008 Mercedes Benz in western Washington County on Sunday morning, according to a news release. The fire at 13700 Orchard Ridge Road was discovered by a passer-by and reported at 4:42 a.m. Sunday, the release states. That area is southeast of Hancock, north of Interstate 70. Anyone with information about the incident may call the state fire marshal's office at 301-766-3888.
May 15, 2013
Chlorous Linda Little, 98, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her daughter's home in Great Cacapon. Born March 14, 1915, in Cold Run Valley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Underwood and Martha Irene Henry Hovermale. She was a Christian. She attended the Valley School in Cold Run Valley and worked seasonally at Milton Michael's Canning Factory. She was a member of AARP and had worked at the Interwoven Hosiery Mill in Martinsburg, W.Va.
May 13, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 PREP BASEBALL Allegany 6, Hancock 3 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Allegany scored five runs in the first two innings and made that cushion hold up in a win over Hancock in the Maryland Class 1A West Region West Section semifinals. Darren Lashley and Chad Sipe each drove in a run for the Panthers, who finished the season 10-10. North hosts 3A game North Hagerstown will meet Linganore today in a Maryland Class 3A West Region game at 4:30. On Monday, Linganore defeated Thomas Johnson 1-0 in 12 innings, a game that was resumed from Friday.
May 11, 2013
Fifth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade six - Devon M. Getz, Hannah L. Hogbin, Ashley L. Jenkins, Sarah D. Kerns, Hayden A. Norris, Kayla M. Wood Grade eight - Cody M. Childers, Ean T. Mann Grade nine - Emily M. Fox, Jared I. Hose, Jenna N. Mitchell, Harmony B. Stotler, David M. Wood Grade 10 - Morgan T. Hamil, Alena L. Knable, Brianna M. Knable, Eva C. Smith Grade 11 - Hannah A....
May 9, 2013
The Hancock Town Council voted Wednesday to provide a $200,000 loan to the company planning to build electronic home plates there later this year. The council voted to loan the money to Spessard Manufacturing with a personal guarantee from owner Jerry Spessard. Spessard is the co-inventor of the Eagle Eye Electronic Home Plate, which can call balls and strikes, as well as record pitch speed and other data. He plans to build a 6,000-square-foot facility in the town-owned Stanley Complex property.
May 6, 2013
Carrie Belle Shoemaker, 73, of Big Pool, passed away April 30, 2013. Carrie was born June 16, 1939, in Hancock, Md. She moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1986, where she worked at Dobbs International. In 2004, she returned to Big Pool. She was an animal lover, and during her retirement, she enjoyed bird-watching, gardening and traveling to visit family. She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Shoemaker; five sisters, Irene Hull, Alice Shoemaker, Bessie Culler, Patsy Weller and Nell Mills; two brothers, Richard Wagner and Quinten Wagner; three children, Sandra Ruchlewicz, Robin Porter and Donald Shoemaker Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Michelle Thomason, Jacob Cherry, Alli Porter, Randy Shoemaker, Taylor Porter, Ashley Cherry and Brandi Helman.