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.
May 5, 2013
Birthdays Sunday, May 5 - Janice E. Kelsh, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, turned 66; Devon Gay, Millers Sawmill Road, Sharpsburg, turned 28; Betty Saylor, Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, turned 69; Erika Thompson, Ferrero Lane, Keedysville, turned 7. Monday, May 6 - Dustin McSherry, Windsor Drive, Hagerstown, turns 25. Anniversary Monday, May 6 - Steven and Darlene Akers, Greencastle, Pa., are celebrating their...
April 30, 2013
Sylvia Evelyn Poffenberger, 101, formerly of Reno Monument Road in Boonsboro, passed away on Sunday, April 28, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Chlemi (Poffenberger) Hutzel. She was a wonderful homemaker and a very loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Poffenberger; her sister, Mary Alexander and a granddaughter, Sharon Albert and her husband, Wayne Albert.
April 30, 2013
Willie Ray Wolfe, 54, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 29, 2013, at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1958, in Allegany County, Md., he was the son of the late James Thomas and Lucy Belle Lewis Wolfe. He is survived by his fiancée, Linda Maphis; one son; three sisters; two brothers; his extended family, Loretta Webber, David and Tina Maphis, Brenda Wingfield, Carolyn Maphis and Don Yingling; several nieces and nephews; a great-niece, Emma; and a great-nephew, Kaden. He was preceded in death by one brother. Graveside services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville, Md. The Rev. Robert E. Shatzer will officiate. There will be no viewing.
April 27, 2013
Devin R. Witman, 21, of Hagerstown, passed suddenly from this life Friday, April 26, 2013. Born Aug. 22, 1991, in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of Sandy C. (Hines) White of Hagerstown and the late Timothy A. Witman. Devin was at his happiest when he was motorcycle riding and working on computers. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his half sister, Destiny D. Witman of Texas; his maternal grandmother, Linda Warrenfeltz and her husband, Pete, of Boonsboro, Md.; his maternal stepgrandmother, Bonnie Hines and partner, Matt, of Emmitsburg, Md.; his aunt, Christy Webber of Hagerstown; and his uncles, Dwayne Hines of Keedysville, Md. and Jamie Hines of Waynesboro, Pa. He also is survived by several cousins.
April 26, 2013
David Hildebrand will present a concert of Music of the War of 1812 in America, Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the St. Mark's Fellowship Center, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro. For more than 30 years Hildebrand and his wife have appeared professionally at historic sites, museums and educational institutions and have collaborated on six full-length recordings. Their presentations are lively and dynamic, involving storytelling, scene-setting and humorous anecdotes. This performance is free and open to the public as part of the Maryland Humanities Council Maryland War of 1812 Commission.
April 23, 2013
William Frank "Bo" Gates, 52, of Keedysville, Md., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md., after a brief illness. "Bo" was the loving, devoted husband and friend of Charlotte L. Gates of Keedysville, Md. Born Nov. 6, 1960, in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of Frank M. Gates and the late Ruby Ilene Gates of Frederick, Md. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge 1067 and Frederick Redmen 19. In addition to his wife and father, Bo is survived by a son, Jason F. Gates and fiancée, Erin, of Bethesda, Md.; a brother, Mike "Butch" Gates, and sister Michelle "Missey" Gates, both of Frederick; stepsons, Dean H. McMillion and wife, Kim, of Keedysville, and Oscar "Peanut" McMillion and fiancée, Charlene Sentelle, of Hagerstown; nephew, Michael "M.J.
April 21, 2013
Current leaders could learn from Eisenhower's example To the editor: In these times of troubled relations between political parties, we need to take a quick look back in history to what I consider to be the “gold standard” of playing well with others. When Dwight Eisenhower was our president he famously met with Democrat Senate Leader Lyndon Johnson and Democrat Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn on a regular basis to discuss matters of importance to the American people.
April 18, 2013
Andra P. Stewart, 60, of Suman Avenue, Hagerstown, Md., graduated to heaven Monday, April 15, 2013, from Meritus Medical Center of Hagerstown. Born Sept. 8, 1952, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Tekoe (Davis) Graves of Cedar Heights, Md., and the late Philip L. Stewart. He was a graduate of Fairmont Heights High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked in the food industry and loved to cook. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Gail Y. (Crump)
April 12, 2013
Hagerstown author Preston “Toby” Law will speak to the Keedysville Historical Society on Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., Keedysville. Law will discuss his new book, “Drummer Boy for the Bonnie Blue,” which follows a 14-year-old Frederick native, Thad, as he decides to join the Confederate army as a drummer boy. The public is invited, and visitors are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.