July 13, 2012
Ag Expo and Fair 2012 announces the Iron Chef Competition 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Washington County Agricultural Education Complex, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. The event will take place at the Red Men Pavilion. Create an Iron Chef team of one chef and a maximum of four helpers. Teams will prepare an appetizer, main dish including a vegetable and one dessert for three mystery judges all in three hours. Teams will be supplied with at least three local meats for grilling, at least three local vegetables and at least three local fruits.
September 5, 2013
Blocking and tackling are usually the most important things in football. Clear Spring knows those techniques will take them places. But they add two more factors on their list - health and prayer. Coach Craig Bathgate admits he's pretty happy with the team he has taking the field for the 2013 season, but it doesn't mean he isn't looking for a safety net or two. “We have to pray to stay healthy and we have to play iron man style,” he said. Health is important when you only have 25 players on the roster.
August 13, 2000
The iron-y of it all - Forrester puts away woods to win WACO By LARRY YANOS / Mail Sports Editor photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Drew Forrester proved to be an iron man Sunday at Beaver Creek Country Club. Forrester discarded his driver after the fifth hole of the final round of the 17th annual Washington County Open Championship and used a 2-iron off the tee most of the remaining holes to claim the championship. continued The 37-year-old member of the Mount Pleasant Country Club near Baltimore carded a 71 Sunday and finished with a two-day total of 145. Greg Henry and Tim Reeves tied for second at 149. Forrester opened tournament play Saturday with a 74 and was one shot behind co-leaders Henry, Reeves and Kenny Smith entering Sunday.
August 30, 2011
Gold and silver apparently are not the only "precious" metals in the world, at least in the eyes of area thieves. In fact, just about any item containing copper or any other increasingly valuable metal - from heat pumps and air conditioners to catalytic converters - continues to be a target for theft, according to law-enforcement agencies in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle. Utility manhole covers, grates from car washes and items made with iron and steel also have been carted off to recycling facilities for quick cash, police said this week.
September 11, 2012
Everyone comes for Civil War battle re-enactments - the smoke, the noise, the advancing lines of men and horses. But who stays for dinner after the battle? As spectators dribbled out of the grounds after Saturday's "Maryland, My Maryland" re-enactment of the Battle of South Mountain, Sharon Jackson poked the fire at the 27th Virginia Company C encampment. Jackson is from Pennsylvania, but she's with the 4th Texas Company B. But on Saturday, her unit was on campaign, so she was adopted as a cook by the 27th Virginia.
July 14, 1998
photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro MONT ALTO, Pa. - The anvil on a sawed-off tree trunk next to the coal-fired forge at Antietam Iron Works was made in England, but no one knows when. A man just showed up with it one day and asked Austin Gunnell if he wanted to buy it. It weighs nearly 400 pounds and was forged from a single chunk of iron. Its builder welded an inch-thick sheet of steel on the top so it would keep its shape when iron is pounded into different forms.
November 6, 2005
"At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks "Blue Smoke" by Nora Roberts "The Camel Club" by David Baldacci "Chill Factor" by Sandra Brown "The Divide" by Nicholas Evans "Iron Orchid" by Stuart Woods "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly "Point Blank" by Catherine Coulter "Predator" by Patricia Daniels Cornwell "Toxic Bachelors" by Danielle Steel
April 12, 2013
Lawrence L. "Bud" Long, 78, of 5959 Iron Bridge Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service and burial will be private.
July 14, 2013
The community of Mont Alto owes its existence to the Mont Alto Iron Works, according to local historian Charlie Kauffman. The Hughes family from Ireland came to the United States and started the company in 1807. Company officials set up a feudal system with community offerings, like grounds for herding. Still, the growth of the coal-blasted iron company outpaced the level of goods and services being offered, Kauffman said. Families began to settle nearby on other land, he said.
March 31, 2013
From a hill, it's like a child's sandbox dream to see the giant earth movers, smaller bulldozers and dump trucks moving earth and rock on the field next to the FedEx Ground package distribution center near Hagerstown. But to the several dozen heavy equipment operators, millwrights, electricians, iron workers, plumbers, and data and security installation workers who have started building FedEx's big expansion, the activity is a dream come true, best summed up in a few words. “It's definitely job security,” said Don Fleagle, 58, who is operating one of the two mammoth pans - huge rubber-tired machines that Chambersburg, Pa.-based contractor David H. Martin Excavating Inc. is using to scrape, fill and flatten fields as part of the FedEx project.