December 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? Rick Conrad is the son of a career firefighter who knew he wanted to be in a helping profession like his father. He also had a gift for music and had to choose between firefighting and going to college to study music. As the bagpiper for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605 honor guard, Conrad has found a way to combine both passions. "It's the best of both worlds. I love my career. When the alarm clock goes off, I look forward to going to work," said Conrad, who lives in Clear Spring.
June 16, 2013
Quinn Alec Hoover was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout posthumously on May 18 at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. He is the son of Tom and Sonja (Bartles) Hoover of Hagerstown. Quinn was a member of Troop 2, chartered by Otterbein United Methodist Church. Master of Ceremonies Scott Paddack welcomed more than 100 people to the Court of Honor. Pastor G. Stanley Steele of St. Mark's Lutheran Church started the ceremony with the invocation. An honor guard consisting of members of various troops in Hagerstown and members of Troop 2 of Woonsocket, R.I., presented the colors.
November 5, 2009
Sunday, Nov. 8 Approximately 10:30 a.m. -- Funkstown American Legion Post 211 will lay a wreath at the veterans memorial on legion property, then will lay a wreath at the veterans monument at Baltimore Street and Alt. U.S. 40. Tuesday, Nov. 10 9 a.m. -- Southern Fulton Elementary School's auditorium in Warfordsburg, Pa., hosts a Veterans Day event. Retired Navy Cmdr. William Hine of Harrisonville, Pa., will speak and local veterans will talk about what it means to be a veteran.
September 15, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- The recently discovered remains of a Civil War soldier who died during the Battle of Antietam are headed to his home state of New York. The remains were unearthed last year after a battlefield visitor found a jaw fragment with four teeth, according to a summary of the dig. The soldier was traced to New York by his uniform buttons, but his identity isn't known. He is thought to have been about 19 years old. Archaeologists found about 20 percent of his bones when they excavated a grave on the Miller farm in December 2008, archaeologist Karen Orrence said.
April 28, 2011
The Lord needed a good Marine To the editor: This past week, Washington County and the USA lost a tough Marine by the name of Vern Brintzenhofe. I had trouble pronouncing his last name so I just called him Pappy. He is of the greatest generation I have known in my lifetime. He fought for our country in World War II, and was wounded in Iwo Jima, where he lost three of his buddies. He returned to fight again and was wounded a second time. He was a member of the Marine Corps League Bulldog Detachment, and president of the 4th Marine Division Association, which he was proud of. He was with the Honor Guard right up to the last.
September 10, 2009
Music, honor guards and a parade are among observances Friday in Washington County to remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The City of Hagerstown is holding a remembrance service at City Hall at 8:30 a.m., Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 1 is conducting a community ceremony at 1 p.m. and The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro is holding a remembrance parade along the town's Main Street at 7 p.m. o The city's service, to which the public is invited, will be in the council chamber on the second floor of City Hall.
February 10, 2003
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fifty-seven years after the end of World War II, 2nd Lt. William G. Lane Jr., 80, received a Purple Heart for wounds he received in battle in France. Lane, of Hustontown, Pa., had previously received two Purple Hearts for wounds and two Bronze Stars for valor. Lane's nephew, Walter Lane Sr., said he loved to hear his uncle's stories of the war, but wondered about something. "He was wounded three times, and he received two Purple Hearts. I asked him why, and he said, 'The corpsmen were busy.
October 1, 2006
ZULLINGER, PA. - "Today, we honor those of our own who served - brothers, cousins, fathers, all heroes. " The words of state Rep. Pat Fleagle echoed through the rain as he spoke to hundreds of local residents huddled under umbrellas Saturday at the rededication service for the Zullinger World War II memorial. For some, the rain was a fitting backdrop for the ceremony. "The sky was almost black in 1946 when we dedicated this the first time, so rain seems only right," said Paul Benchoff, a Washington Township supervisor and World War II veteran.
January 30, 2009
MARCH 15, 1924-JAN. 28, 2009 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Raymond J. McCabe, 84, of Cumberland, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Born March 15, 1924, on top of Green Ridge, he was the son of the late Michael E. and Effie (Hartman) McCabe. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Reta (Hiett) McCabe; and nine of his siblings, Arlie Ray Byrd, Edna McCabe, Mollie Robinett, Pat McCabe, Arveda Piper, Elva Slider, Michael McCabe, Roy McCabe and Viola (Sissy)
March 21, 2003
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd College head football coach Monte Cater announced that five high school players have signed letters of intent to play for the Rams in 2003. Among the group is Scott See, who played last season at Hampshire High School in Romney, W.Va. Leonard Ferguson, Sherrod Jeffery and Demetrius Weeden attended high school in Maryland last year before signing with Shepherd. Michael Portch of Staunton, Va., rounds out the five signees.