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September 22, 2005
Mayor: Lee Brandenburg, 301-739-4294 Assistant Mayor: Matt Hull, 301-432-7976 Town Council: Barry Levey, 301-432-5584 Jacki Stranathan, 301-432-6261 Richard Walton, 301-797-3304 The Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 22 Taylor Drive, Keedysville. Municipal building: 301-432-5795; fax, 301-432-4520
September 16, 2011
Coffman Farm Road in Keedysville has reopened to through traffic between Millrace Lane and Md. 845. The road had been expected to remain closed until 6 p.m. Friday, according to Sarah Lankford, director of public relations and community affairs for Washington County. The road had been closed since Tuesday for work on the bridge over Little Antietam Creek, according to a press release from Washington County. It had originally been scheduled to close Tuesday, Sept. 6, and reopen on Friday, Sept.
January 5, 2012
The water infrastructure upgrades in Keedysville are mostly complete, according to the town of Keedysville's website, Included in the upgrades are a new 300,000 gallon water storage tower, a new booster pump station that is pumping water to the reservoir in Boonsboro, and approximately 6,000 feet of new water line on Main Street, according to the website. According to a published report in September, work crews from C. William Hetzer Inc. had been working to replace a water main on Main Street (Md. 845)
February 20, 2013
Fire destroyed a wood shed on Dogstreet Road in Keedysville on Wednesday night, said Oley Griffith, chief of the First Hose Company of Boonsboro. The building, which measured about 20-feet-by-25-feet, was engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived, Griffith said. The shed at 19606 Dogstreet Road was next to an outdoor wood furnace, which might have started the blaze, Griffith said. The owner of the property was home but the owner did not know about the fire until a neighbor noticed it, Griffith said.
April 29, 2012
Police said dense fog was a factor in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning at the intersection of Shepherdstown Pike and Coffman Farm Road. Daniel Houston Nicely, 20, of 6332 Coffman Farm Road, Keedysville, pulled onto Shepherdstown Pike from Coffman Farm Road in a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer at about 7:40 a.m. and was struck by a 2003 Saturn being driven by Gloria Jean Herren, 60, of 3418A Whitings Neck Road, Martinsburg, W.Va., according to the Washington County...
May 13, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was investigating a fire that caused $3,000 in damages to a car Saturday night in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road near Keedysville. The fire started in the interior passenger compartment of a 1996 Chevrolet Beretta that was parked in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road, according to a Fire Marshal's Office news release. The fire was reported by the owner at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. It took 14 firefighters about 10 minutes to get it under control, the release says.
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | December 23, 2011
Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ in Keedysville invites the community to a Christmas Eve service for family, friends, neighbors and their pets. The service will be Saturday. The church doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the service begins at 5 p.m.  The church staff asks that pets be on a leash or in a pet carrier, and under the owner's complete control. Each dog and cat will receive an animal goody bag and a holiday scarf to celebrate the season. Refreshments will be served following the service.
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | July 22, 2011
Water service for the town of Keedysville will be unavailable Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. and for most of the day. Ferri Contracting Inc. will install a new valve for the booster pump station. Residents are asked to plan accordingly. The inclement weather date for the outage will be Wednesday, beginning at 9 a.m. Relay for Life meeting   The American Cancer Society 2012 Relay for Life of Southern Washington County will hold an informational meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St. in Boonsboro.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | | April 20, 2011
A Hagerstown woman was in serious condition Wednesday at Meritus Medical Center after the car she was driving veered off the road into flowing water in a ditch along a road southeast of Keedysville. The driver, Judy Burnham, 41, of Hagerstown was transported to Mertius near Hagerstown with what were believed to be minor injuries. However, a hospital representative said Wednesday evening that Burnham had been moved to the operating room in critical condition. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the blue Chevy Z26 Burnham was driving hit some water running across Mount Briar Road near the intersection with Marble Quarry Road before swerving off the road into the ditch, where it also struck a small tree, Deputy Ken Cain said.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | August 25, 2013
When Katie Marshall of Keedysville heads back to classes Aug. 26 at Salisbury University, she'll have one amazing what-I-did-over-summer-break story. Marshall, 22, who is a senior, took part in 4K for Cancer's Ride Across America in which she bicycled from Baltimore to Seattle -  a 70-day 4,423-mile trip -  to help bring awareness to cancer. According to the organization's website,, 4K for Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Its mission is “dedicated to empowering young adults in uniting communities across the country in the fight against cancer through community service and support.” Marshall, a 2009 Boonsboro High School graduate, was part of one of four teams.
August 23, 2013
June Marie “June Bug” (Saville) Vance, 64, of Keedysville, Md., passed from this life to the next on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born April 29, 1949, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Leona Saville of Keedysville and the late Hubert Oates Saville. June was a 1967 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She had formerly worked at London Fog in Boonsboro and Montgomery Ward in Hagerstown, and most recently was the owner and operator with her husband of the Deerview Home for the elderly in Keedysville.
August 12, 2013
The Maryland Department of Agriculture and University of Maryland Extension will offer a one-day course titled “Practical Experiences in Nutrient Management” Thursday, Sept. 12, at the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville. Topics include plan writing for perennial fruit operations, calibrating manure spreaders, soil nitrate testing, the new Phosphorus Management Tool, yield checks for corn grail and silage and features of NuMan Pro 4.0. The fee is $20 per person and covers learning materials, morning break and lunch.
August 9, 2013
David Wesley Walker, 75, of Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, while in the presence of family and friends, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Nanty Glo, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter Emmanuel and Erma Melissa (Boring) Walker. His loving wife of 50 years, Carol Jean (Rish) Walker, preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2010. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was known for cherishing his time with his family.
August 6, 2013
Guy Louis Varron, 59, of Keedysville, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. The service will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.
July 18, 2013
Joe Martin Sr., 58, of Keedysville, Md., passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home. Martin was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Hagerstown, Md., to the late Howard Joseph and Hilda Lee Welch Martin. He was a 1972 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Karen K. Jones Martin of Hagerstown; sons, Joe Martin Jr. of Winchester, W.Va., William Martin of Greencastle, Pa.,  Joshua Martin of Hagerstown and David Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; granddaughter, Sarah Martin of Winchester; grandson, Logan Martin of Greencastle, Pa.; granddaughter, Abigale Martin of Hagerstown; sister, Nancy Bussard of Hagerstown; brother, Roscoe Martin of Rohrersville, Md.; and longtime friends, Butch and Kathy Main of Keedysville.
June 27, 2013
There will be a Twilight Goat Tour on Thursday, Aug., 1, from 5:30 p.m. to dark, at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville. In addition to wagon tours of the facility and research program, there will be an opportunity to taste recipes prepared with goat meat. The recipes will be prepared by a local chef. To make sure there is enough meat, registration is required in advance. A small donation is requested to help cover the cost of the meat. Register by calling Pam Thomas at 301-432-2767, ext. 315, or send an email to . The registration deadline is July 26. The center is the location of the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test.
June 11, 2013
Terry L. Moore, 59, of West Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 7, 2013, from The Johns Hopkins Hospital of Baltimore, Md., after a brief illness. Born Feb. 2, 1954, in Butler, Pa., he was the son of Margaret E. (Trimbur) Moore of Butler and the late Kenneth P. Moore. He was a 1972 graduate of Karns City Area High School. He was formerly employed with the ARC of Washington County and worked with the GBCS Methodist Group of Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church of Boonsboro, where he served as a deacon and the United Christian Fellowship Church of Keedysville.
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | May 31, 2013
Two Sharpsburg gardens will appear on the fourth annual Washington County Garden Tour to be held Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The German Four-Square Garden, on the grounds of the Rural Heritage Museum at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, and Kathy's Garden at 106 N. Potomac St., Sharpsburg, will be included on the tour. The Root Garden, at 64 N. Main St. in Keedysville, is another local garden on the tour. Four other gardens, two in Hagerstown and two in Clear Spring, are included on the tour.
May 27, 2013
Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth Brown Bachtell, 94, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown. She was the wife of the late James Ira Bachtell, her husband of 66 years, who died Nov. 22, 2008. Born June 15, 1918, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Amos Franklin Sr. and Estella Bernice Dunham Brown. She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School. Mrs. Bachtell was a member of Mount Vernon United Church of Christ, Keedysville; and was past Matron of the former Olive Branch No. 34, Order of the Eastern Star, Keedysville, now Hagerstown Chapter No. 89. Surviving is her son, James B. Bachtell and wife, Joan, of Hagerstown; as well as stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
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