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July 17, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer HANCOCK - Opinions differ on whether the former Woodmont Rod and Gun Club will become a public lands playground for a special group, or whether a Department of Natural Resources proposal to lease part of the property to an Izaak Walton League chapter is a way to maintain the historic lodge at little cost to the taxpayer. The state is in the midst of negotiations with the Izaak Walton League of America and the newly created Woodmont chapter, which is interested in a 15-year lease on the property.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | May 10, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - It's like golfing with a shotgun, said Ron Nobles of the Izaak Walton League of America, Washington County Chapter, describing the sporting clays fun shoot Sunday. Halfway's Janet Gigeous, taking advantage of the free round for all mothers Sunday, called it "a lot more fun than golf. " On Sunday, the Izaak Walton League of America held its second of six fun shoot events of the year at its Independence Way property, near the Hagerstown Speedway.
NEWS
September 3, 1997
Izaak Walton: We deserve shot at making lease work To the editor: Over the past few weeks, a great deal has been written about the Izaak Walton League's new lease of the historic Woodmont Rod and Gun Club - much of it based on misinformation. In December 1995, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) acquired the historic Woodmont Lodge and surrounding 3,400 acres for nearly $1 million less than its appraised value. DNR immediately made 2,000 acres available for unscheduled public use and retained 1,400 acres near the lodge for scheduled activities.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
POOLESVILLE, Md. -- The Potomac Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, in conjunction with the BCC Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, will hold a Fun Shoot and Sporting Clays Challenge on Saturday at the League's shooting grounds, Izaak Walton Way (off West Willard Road), Poolesville.  According to Terry Oland, the entry fee for the 50-target event (25 trap and 25 sporting clays) is $40, and includes dinner, trophies and prizes. The event is open to the public. The shoot is limited to 50 participants.
NEWS
June 9, 2009
NOV. 30, 1952-JUNE 5, 2009 HALFWAY - Stephen Garry Thomas, 56, of Halfway, passed away Friday, June 5, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clifford and Frances (Smith) Thomas. Following his graduation at South Hagerstown High School in 1970, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. in Martinsburg, W.Va. Stephen was a member of Williamsport Harley Owners Group and the Izaak Walton League.
NEWS
January 15, 2009
SEPT. 11, 1946-JAN. 13, 2009 James Allen Davis Sr., 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at City Hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles William Davis Sr. and Joyce Medrow Davis. He retired from Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Navy He attended Independent Bible Church. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Martinsburg Combined Honor Guard, Cast Bullet Association, IR 50/50, Izaak Walton League of Jefferson County and The Loyal Order of Moose.
OBITUARIES
December 13, 2010
JULY 15, 1937-DEC. 10, 2010 David Eugene Teter, 73, of 16612 Johnson Drive, Williamsport, Md., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at his home in Williamsport. Born July 15, 1937, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Rev. Lester Teter and Ethel Miller Teter. He was employed in sales and marketing at Master Supply Co. in Hagerstown. He was an active member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, where he was known for his dedication to the congregation and the community.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 25, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County Administrator Rodney Shoop said Monday a shooting range might be included in plans for the former Resh Sanitary Landfill on Greencastle Pike. Shoop said the concept is being worked on by county officials as a result of requests from residents. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the interest in a range has been around for the last several years, but cost estimates or whether the landfill is suitable for such a setup never have been determined.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | June 23, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - Between gun blasts, kickbacks and gunpowder Sunday at the Washington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, a group of 36 women took aim at being safe and sharp shooters. The Outdoor Sports Program and The National Rifle Association Foundation Women on Target co-sponsored the all-day Women's Firearms Shooting Clinic, which brought in 17 instructors to teach women for $10 how to properly shoot muzzleloaders, shotguns, handguns and rifles, said Steve Palmer, founder and director of The Outdoor Sports Program.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 19, 2012
When the sun goes down, anxiety sets in. Howard Burch is haunted by sounds, smells, horror and grief. After the 1983 suicide bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Burch was among the U.S. Marines on body detail. “We had to go in and take the 63 bodies out of the embassy,” Burch said. “My job was to bag 'em and tag 'em. That's something you can never live down, never forget.” He returned home, terrified of sleep and the nightmares that menaced him. Life centered around avoiding sleep at any cost.
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LIFESTYLE
BY MEGAN MOWEN | megan.mowen@herald-mail.com | October 25, 2011
Tucked behind the Hagerstown Speedway along Conococheague Creek, the Washington County chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America reaches beyond the shooting ranges into the community with a mission that draws enthusiastic responses from chapter members. The mission of giving back to the community ranks high, which members actively show in their attitudes and activities. Membership The chapter, founded in 1947, is the third largest Izaak Walton chapter in Maryland with 520 men, women and youth as members.
OBITUARIES
December 13, 2010
JULY 15, 1937-DEC. 10, 2010 David Eugene Teter, 73, of 16612 Johnson Drive, Williamsport, Md., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at his home in Williamsport. Born July 15, 1937, in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Rev. Lester Teter and Ethel Miller Teter. He was employed in sales and marketing at Master Supply Co. in Hagerstown. He was an active member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, where he was known for his dedication to the congregation and the community.
NEWS
September 10, 2009
POOLESVILLE, Md. -- The Potomac Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, in conjunction with the BCC Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, will hold a Fun Shoot and Sporting Clays Challenge on Saturday at the League's shooting grounds, Izaak Walton Way (off West Willard Road), Poolesville.  According to Terry Oland, the entry fee for the 50-target event (25 trap and 25 sporting clays) is $40, and includes dinner, trophies and prizes. The event is open to the public. The shoot is limited to 50 participants.
NEWS
June 9, 2009
NOV. 30, 1952-JUNE 5, 2009 HALFWAY - Stephen Garry Thomas, 56, of Halfway, passed away Friday, June 5, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 30, 1952, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clifford and Frances (Smith) Thomas. Following his graduation at South Hagerstown High School in 1970, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. in Martinsburg, W.Va. Stephen was a member of Williamsport Harley Owners Group and the Izaak Walton League.
NEWS
January 15, 2009
SEPT. 11, 1946-JAN. 13, 2009 James Allen Davis Sr., 62, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at City Hospital. Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles William Davis Sr. and Joyce Medrow Davis. He retired from Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Navy He attended Independent Bible Church. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Martinsburg Combined Honor Guard, Cast Bullet Association, IR 50/50, Izaak Walton League of Jefferson County and The Loyal Order of Moose.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | May 10, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - It's like golfing with a shotgun, said Ron Nobles of the Izaak Walton League of America, Washington County Chapter, describing the sporting clays fun shoot Sunday. Halfway's Janet Gigeous, taking advantage of the free round for all mothers Sunday, called it "a lot more fun than golf. " On Sunday, the Izaak Walton League of America held its second of six fun shoot events of the year at its Independence Way property, near the Hagerstown Speedway.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | June 23, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - Between gun blasts, kickbacks and gunpowder Sunday at the Washington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, a group of 36 women took aim at being safe and sharp shooters. The Outdoor Sports Program and The National Rifle Association Foundation Women on Target co-sponsored the all-day Women's Firearms Shooting Clinic, which brought in 17 instructors to teach women for $10 how to properly shoot muzzleloaders, shotguns, handguns and rifles, said Steve Palmer, founder and director of The Outdoor Sports Program.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 25, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County Administrator Rodney Shoop said Monday a shooting range might be included in plans for the former Resh Sanitary Landfill on Greencastle Pike. Shoop said the concept is being worked on by county officials as a result of requests from residents. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the interest in a range has been around for the last several years, but cost estimates or whether the landfill is suitable for such a setup never have been determined.
NEWS
By ERIN HEATH | July 22, 1999
When Steve Palmer was a teenager growing up in Keedysville, he almost was shot twice while hunting. About 30 years later, Steve and his wife, Celia, started a youth education program to help young people avoid the kinds of near-misses he experienced as a young hunter. Last week, the Keedysville residents were rewarded for their commitment to teaching people about outdoor sports and the environment with one of three Conservation Awards from the Izaak Walton League of America, a national conservation organization.
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