June 24, 2011
The Rev. Kathryn Hames Letto has been named the new pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in Keedysville and Mount Lena United Methodist Church in Boonsboro. Letto is a summa cum laude graduate of Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She also is a graduate of Howard University School of Divinity. Letto has served under appointment in the Baltimore-Washington Conference for 20 years — six years part time as a student and 14 years as an ordained deacon and elder.
December 19, 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.
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.
November 13, 2011
Name of business: Inn at Red Hill Owner: Cindy Neugebauer Address: 4936 Red Hill Road, Keedysville Opening date: Oct. 27, 2011 Products and services: Bed and breakfast featuring elegant lodging, and freshly prepared, hot breakfasts served each morning. Whenever possible, locally grown foods will be used. The inn is ideal for wedding photos, small business meetings, getaways for couples, and girls' or guys' getaway weekends. Target market: Weekend travelers from the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas; visitors to sites such as Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Appalachian Trail and Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and recreation enthusiasts such as cyclists, hikers, kayakers and rafters.
May 8, 2002
KEEDYSVILLE - Keedysville's town charter requires residents to live in Keedysville for a minimum of six months in order to run for office, Town Clerk Amy Simmons said Tuesday. During Monday night's town meeting, Assistant Mayor Matt Hull said there was a question about whether newly elected Town Council member Jackie Stranathan had lived in the town long enough to be eligible. Stranathan has lived in town for a little less than a year. Simmons said the town charter cleared up the confusion Tuesday.
June 11, 2009
KEEDYSVILLE -- An electrical fire early Thursday at a Keedysville home caused an estimated $10,000 in damage, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said in a news release. The fire at 4217 Chestnut Grove Road started in basement dust collector and was ruled accidental, Deputy State Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said in the release. The fire was reported at 12:46 a.m. and took 10 minutes to control, Ernst said. Units from Potomac Valley, Sharpsburg, Boonsboro, Rohrersville, Fairplay, Special Operations, Jefferson County, W.Va.
January 2, 2009
Samples Manor to hold candlelight service Samples Manor Church of God will hold a candlelight service to remember loved ones Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church on Harpers Ferry Road. Everyone is invited. Sharpsburg Lions to meet The Sharpsburg Lions will meet Thursday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg. The Lions will also conduct a singalong at Fahrney-Keedy Home on Thursday, Jan. 8. Share your news Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at terp72@myact.
July 9, 1997
BY DON AINES Staff Writer KEEDYSVILLE - The response was not overwhelming, but the majority of Keedysville residents who responded to a survey for a comprehensive plan update cited growth management as the No. 1 priority. About 180 of the surveys were sent to households last month, but only 34 had been returned by Monday, according to Planning and Zoning Board Chairman Matt Hull. In ranking the most important issues facing the town over the next decade, 84 percent of the respondents listed managing growth, 75 percent listed code enforcement and 72 percent want to maintain the town's "village atmosphere.