July 16, 2000
Local roundup - Funkstown's Keyes locks up Post 202 FUNKSTOWN - Billy Keyes took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Matt Allen hit a first-inning grand slam Sunday as Funkstown won for the 14th time in 17 games with a 6-2 win over Williamsport for an American Legion win. Funkstown (9-2 in the second half, 22-8) added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings as Danny Fowler collected three hits, and Matt Johnson and Allen each had two hits. Keyes (6-3), who struck out 13, also walked nine as he toosed a complete-game, one-hitter.
June 4, 2003
Four generations of the Taylor family lived in lockhouse 49 at Four Locks. The last of the lockkeepers was Samuel Taylor, who tended locks 47-50 from 1889 until 1924. His grandson, Fonrose Taylor Jr., was the last of the family to live in the brick structure, which is part of the Four Locks complex under the jurisdiction of the C&O Canal National Historical Park today.
December 31, 2006
On Nov. 22, Amanda Wink of Greencastle, Pa., donated her 12-inch ponytail to Locks of Love in memory of her Grandma Dee. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from hair loss.
April 25, 2007
Hannah Grim, 9, of Sharpsburg donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that uses donated hair to make hairpieces for children who have lost their own hair. Hannah's hair was cut April 10 by Kathy Muck of Kathy's Hair Care in Sharpsburg, who donated the cut and style.
November 20, 2012
Good morning friends. Such a busy week. Turkeys are thawing, pie recipes are ready, decorations are being moved from storage and families are preparing for a day of food and reflecting on all of the blessings for which we are indeed thankful. The calendar is inching closer to December and all the good tidings that it brings. Let's look at the calendar and see what awaits us: Bus trip to D.C. St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown is planning a bus trip to Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Dec. 2. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. and head to Washington to hear the U.S. Army Band perform a holiday concert.
June 29, 2008
Katrina Celestial, 7, a second-grader at Smithsburg Elementary School, recently donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. She is the daughter of Conrad of Chambersburg, Pa., and Joann of Smithsburg. Dusty Murray did the honors at Simplicity Salon and Spa in Hagerstown. Katrina has grown her hair since birth and after learning about cancer and the hair loss associated with the disease, said that she wanted to give her hair to the kids who had lost their hair to cancer.
August 3, 2008
Rachael Coldsmith of Greencastle, Pa., recently had her hair cut for Locks of Love. Rachael is a 9-year-old student at Greencastle Antrim Elementary School and will be going into the fourth grade this fall. She is the daughter of Donnie and Stacey Coldsmith of Greencastle. After the recent loss of her great-aunt, Rachael said she wanted to do something positive for someone going through the difficult battle and treatment for cancer. She got on the Internet and found the Web site for Locks of Love.