August 4, 2013
At the top of Lock Hill, directly across the way from the Mad Dog Saloon, sits the home of Whylmenia M. Knight. With her house situated between two roads that lead into Dargan, Whylmenia was the “gatekeeper” for all visitors to our tiny community. Whylmenia, who died last week at the age of 91, saw a lot of things from her front porch at the top of that long hill. When she was born in 1921, Warren Harding was president of the United States, War World I had ended and Adolf Hitler became chairman of the Nazi Party in Germany.
May 11, 2013
On May 10, 2013, God called home my best friend at 50 years of age. Janet was a wonderful wife and "best friend" to Doy C. Sneckenberger for more than 30 years. We met one Sunday while she was finishing up her classes at Hagerstown Business College in the fall of 1982. We were married June 15, 1985, at Devil's Backbone Park. That was one of our favorite places to walk and talk about life and make plans for the future. Today, there is no doubt in my mind that she is in paradise with her Lord, Jesus Christ, and setting up a home for us there.
April 14, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns erased a 4-2 deficit with a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 6-4 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Sunday afternoon in front of 1,083 fans at Municipal Stadium. Pedro Severino got the seventh-inning rally started with a single to center off Shorebirds reliever Kevin Jacob (0-1). Severino took second on a wild pitch and stole third on ball four to Wes Schill. Tony Renda drove in Severino with a single to left, and Khayyan Norfork followed with a double to center, plating Schill with the tying run and Renda from first with the go-ahead run. Estarlin Martinez capped the scoring in the inning with an RBI single to center off reliever Jose Nivar.
March 7, 2013
With her devoted husband, Dave, holding her hand, Carolyn Lee Hart Cummings was received into Heaven by our Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2013. She fought a grueling battle with cancer and was brave to the end. Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Betty L. Hart. Carolyn was a very successful real estate broker and notary in California and Arizona for many years. In addition to her husband, Dave, she leaves behind her father and stepmother, Lester and Kathleen Hart; son, Steve Myers and wife, Elizabeth; son, Kerry Myers; daughter, Cassie Myers-Bellamy; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon Cooper and husband, Denny; brother, Denny Hart and wife, Kim; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
December 16, 2012
As the evening light dims and the sky turns a deep navy blue, a line begins to form outside the First Church of God and Saints of Christ Church in downtown Hagerstown. A woman holds her young son, an elderly man stands alone and a middle-aged couple huddles close together, guarding against the raw December air. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., but people have started arriving well in advance, not for church services or a music program, but for the most basic of needs - an opportunity to eat a hot, homecooked meal.
October 4, 2012
Heavenly McCole Blockinger, 48, of Hancock, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home. The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home and the Rev. Carl Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Buck Valley Christian Cemetery, Warfordsburg, Pa.
August 21, 2011
Shanda Welte and Alex Morton of Hagerstown announce the birth of a daughter, Heaven Artemisia Nyx, June 4, 2011. Grandparents are Frank and Lesley Welte of Smithsburg. Great-grandparents are Marion Welte of Smithsburg, Doc and Nancy Flanagan of Carroll Valley, Pa, and Charles Seltzer of Cumberland, Md. Great-great grandmother is Jane Biggs of Frederick, Md., formerly of Western Port, Md.
July 3, 2011
Name of business: Heavenly Taste Catering Owner: Denise Mott Address: 1826 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Opening Date: Bought the business in July 2010 Products and services: Custom catering for a variety of events, including weddings, corporate events and private parties. Target market: Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, W.Va., Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. area for corporate and private events. How did you get into your business and what motivated you to start?
June 24, 2011
Jessie Irene Manning, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home. Born Oct. 12, 1919, in Callaway, Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Maud N. Kelley Guilliams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Manning, on Aug. 23, 2004. She was a member of the Church of God Universal. She is survived by four daughters, Norma Miles of Virginia, Ladena McPherson of Jacksonville, Fla., Cathy Stewart of Hagerstown, and Cynthia Idi of Delaware; two sons, Forrest McPherson of Virginia, and Jimmy Lee Humphrey of Hagerstown; and 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.
May 27, 2011
You're still here. I'm still here. The world as we know it did not end. The predictions were off, but the excuses abound. Now that May 21 has come and gone, why don't they take down their signs and admit that they were wrong? "They" are the followers of Harold Camping, a pastor in California who proclaimed that 200 million Christians were going to be taken to heaven last Saturday. Camping now says the mistake was a mathematical error. The real Judgment Day will occur on Oct. 21. His predictions were the cause of much discussion on our trek to school over the last few weeks.