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March 8, 2013
Caroline Regina Beall Long, 96, passed peacefully into the next life Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Formerly of Williamsport, Md., she resided at Sterling House in Rotonda West, Fla. She was the widow of Charles Amos Long. Born June 27, 1916, in Davidsonville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lemon and Lucy Collinson Beall. She is survived by daughters, Priscilla Long Kanet of Clemson, S.C., and Ann Caroline Long Jasper (Eric) of Rotonda West; grandchildren, Caroline Kanet Peani (Pablo)
July 31, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1963 recently held its 50-year reunion.  Activities offered during the weekend included: • Friday - Tour of Pry House Field Hospital Museum and lunch at Bonnie's at the Red Byrd, tour of Antietam National Battlefield, Meet and Greet at Elks Lodge 378. • Saturday - Breakfast at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, tour of the Hager House and lunch at Schmankerl Stube Restaurant, walking tour...
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 11, 2013
Antietam Academy Principal Ike Williams said Tuesday that he is retiring from Washington County Public Schools to become assistant principal at the new Spring Mills High School in nearby Berkeley County, W.Va. Williams, 60, who lives in Berkeley County, has worked in Maryland education for 36 years. “I thought it was a neat opportunity to go back to my roots,” to a comprehensive high school, Williams said. Being involved with a new high school and helping to set the tone appealed to him, Williams said.
By JANET HEIM | April 1, 2008
KEEDYSVILLE -- The influence of 4-H on Mary Ellen Waltemire's life is immeasurable. The Howard County, Md., farm girl was an active 4-H member, then chose a career with Maryland Cooperative Extension, a job that seemed a perfect fit for her 4-H experience and education. With a bachelor's degree in home economics, a master's degree in psychology and an M.B.A., Waltemire has honed her skills to suit the diversity of her career. Waltemire began as an extension educator for MCE in 1976 and is now the regional extension director for the Maryland Cooperative Extension west region, based in Keedysville.
April 22, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Jennifer Ruppenthal spoke rather quickly as the key points flashed on the large screen to her left. But the Hancock Middle Senior High School teacher had a lot of ground to cover with the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday night. Screen after screen listed the school's many needs, ranging from more books and space in the library media center to a new activities gymnasium. The school - of the same vintage as South Hagerstown High School - needs a lot of things, including some new construction and major renovation work, said CAC chairman/parent Daniel Murphy, who made the presentation with Ruppenthal.
November 24, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The wide hall in front of the principal's office in Waynesboro Area Senior High School was made narrow Monday with great piles of clothes stuffed into plastic bags, the result of efforts by nearly all of the school's 1,350 students to help the people of hurricane-ravaged Honduras. The clothes, enough to fill a tractor-trailer, were collected by the students, most of whom cleaned out their family's closets in search of T-shirts, blouses, sweaters, light jackets, jeans, skirts, dresses and shoes.
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | January 11, 2000
BOONSBORO - Washington County lost a devoted volunteer Saturday when Margaret Karr Comstock died at Washington County Hospital after being ill for several months. She was 91. She married George W. Comstock when he was a third-year medical student and moved with her husband 10 times during his 21-year career as a U.S. Public Health Service officer. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 1999. The Comstocks moved to Washington County in 1963, and Margaret Comstock set about creating a legacy of volunteerism.
October 18, 2011
Martha Gall Breakall, age 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born Sept. 28, 1930, in Belington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Orion Hoyt and Carrie Edna Summers Gall. She was a member of Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. She was a 1948 graduate of Moundsville High School and earned a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1952. She came to Morgan County right out of college to work for the Potomac Edison Power Co. as a home demonstrator.
January 20, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - If she knew you were coming, Carol Gillespie would bake a cake, cookies or bread. Gillespie, 59, of 57 Glen St., Chambersburg, has been baking since she was a young girl, and has entered dozens of baking contests since 1971. "It's her hobby," said her husband, Sam Gillespie. "If she sees a contest she enters it. " Gillespie's original recipes have appeared in Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and Better Homes and Gardens.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | June 21, 1998
by MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer enlargement WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Eighteen months ago, Terry Pelton dismantled Burns Cabin, one of Waynesboro's oldest and most historic buildings. Pelton, a restoration craftsman, submitted the only bid to rebuild the cabin - $14,000 to $19,000. He said he would do it by hand with 18th-century technology using a broad ax and an adz. Local schoolchildren raised $4,000 for the project and turned it over to the Waynesboro Beneficial Fund Association, a local philanthropic group organized in 1912.
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