September 21, 2008
Long shot: Man finds rifle his dad used in Korea DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - As gifts go, Jim Richardson's choice for his father's 79th birthday was a long shot. Virgil Richardson fondly remembered the .30-caliber M1 Garand rifle he carried during his time as a soldier during the Korean War. He even still had the weapon's serial number. Using that number, Jim Richardson went online and found the firearm at a Kentucky gun broker. "I couldn't even talk when he gave it to me," Virgil Richardson told The Flint Journal.
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.
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.
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.
March 6, 2009
APRIL 28, 1920-MARCH 4, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Wade Brown Ropp, 88, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Born April 28, 1920, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry B. Ropp and Jane Ridgeway Ropp. He was preceded in death by his wife, Majorie Barnhill Ropp. He graduated from Martinsburg High School, class of 1938, and continued his education at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va. He worked for the U. S. Government Civil Service and his last job was personnel director for the Department of Commerce.