December 4, 2000
Students earn news writing contest mention By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer They didn't exactly rewrite history, but a group of Washington County Technical High School students traveled back in time to dig up news that happened nearly 50 years ago. Their efforts earned them an honorable mention in a nationwide USA Today/Edgate.com News of the Century contest. Nine students in the visual communications class entered the contest as juniors last year and recently learned as seniors that they received an award.
December 11, 2008
SEPT. 21, 1933-DEC. 10, 2008 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Kenneth Eugene Knipe, 75, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Charles Edward Knipe Sr. and Jennie Eversole Knipe. He was employed by the Berkeley County School Board for 10 years. He was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, class of 1952, and graduated in 1960 from Shepherd College with a bachelor of science in chemistry.
November 4, 2002
To the editor: Rep. Roscoe Bartlett won his last election riding on the backs of Maryland veterans. A little over two years ago, I sought the help of his staff in Hagerstown to assist me with service connected claims and subsequent appeals I had with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore. When I went to his Hagerstown office I could not have been treated nicer by one of his female staff members who said she would look into my situation. For the next several months I was ignored, rebuffed and lied to. Absolutely nothing was done on my behalf.
February 10, 2009
OCT. 10, 1927-FEB. 8, 2009 SHARPSBURG - Earl Emery Conner, 81, of Chestnut Grove Road, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Albright, W.Va., he was the son of the late George Anderson and Lottie Bell Litchliter Conner. He had been employed in construction as a finish carpenter. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He is survived by two sisters, Lucy Wolfe of West Virginia and Freda Williams of Sharpsburg; and nieces and nephews.
March 5, 2009
SEPT. 7, 1930-MARCH 3, 2009 Ronald F. Slusher, 78, of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Born Sept. 7, 1930 in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Harry E. and Gertrude E. Brown Slusher. He retired as a roofer with Tri-State Roofing, Hagerstown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was a member of Funkstown American Legion Post No. 211. He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Sisk; one son, David Slusher; and one brother, Robert Slusher of Hagerstown.
January 21, 2009
FEB. 1, 1931-JAN. 19, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rex Curren Shrader, 77, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. Born Feb. 1, 1931, in Bramwell, W.Va., he was the son of the late David Shrader and Beulla Corell Shrader. He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta M. Shrader. He was a 1950 graduate of Bramwell High School. He retired from Corning Glass. He was a veteran of the the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
September 29, 2009
Big weekend ahead It's a big week with homecoming and all of the fun activities planned at South Hagerstown High School. I wanted to make sure that all parents were aware that Friday is an early dismissal - 2 1/2 hours, to be exact. So make sure you have planned accordingly. See you at the game Friday night. Open house at fire station Saturday, Oct. 10, should be a big day for the firetruck enthusiasts in your family. The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will open its station to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be firetruck rides, and loads of information and demonstrations.
April 4, 2010
AUG. 10, 1935-APRIL 2, 2010 William L. Trovinger, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully Friday, April 2, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1935, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John L. and Frances (Kondle) Trovinger. William was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. Mr. Trovinger was a retired truck driver with Consolidated Freight in Richmond, Calif. He is survived by one son, Dean Trovinger of Hagerstown; three sisters, Edith Deener of Boonsboro, Md., Virginia Henretta of Tennessee and Christina Riehn of Texas; and one brother, Tim Trovinger of California.
July 18, 2007
JAN. 30, 1933-JULY 12, 2007 HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - William P. Guilfoy, 74, of 200 Piney Lane, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Donahoe Manor in Bedford, Pa. Born Jan. 30, 1933, in Longhorne, Pa., he was the son of the late Aruther F. and Edith M. Phillips Guilfoy. He was the owner and operator of Pine Crest Inn in Harrisonville for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 561 of McConnellsburg, Pa., and VFW Post 655 of McConnellsburg.
May 27, 2009
-MAY 24, 2009 Osborne Lee "Ozzie" Thompson, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Wilbur O. and Ruth Head Thompson. He was a 1947 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in Europe. He retired from Pangborn Corp. and the State of Maryland. He was most recently employed with Turner Transportation. He was a member of First Christian Church.