May 24, 2013
Betty J. Bricker, 83, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at 2:15 a.m. surrounded by her family after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 4, 1929, in East Berlin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Preston and Hazel Himes Smith. She was married to Calvin E. Bricker Sr. on Sept. 13, 1947. He died Dec. 10, 2011. Betty was a homemaker, and had assisted her husband in the electrical and grocery business. She is survived by seven children, Julia (Mrs. Leroy) Robinson, Doris (Mrs.
May 22, 2013
Edmonious G. Torrence, 96, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa. The viewing will be Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, Pa. The service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
May 21, 2013
Paige Elizabeth Brown passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on Friday, May 17, 2013. She was born May 1, 2013, and was a beautiful baby girl who touched so many lives in such a brief time. She will forever live on in our hearts. Paige is the beloved daughter of Warren and Amber Brown of Mercersburg, Pa. She also is survived by her loving grandparents, Warren and Marie Brown, and Terry and Linda McGovern. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the March of Dimes Foundation.
May 17, 2013
Evelyn M. "Marie" Weller, 78, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Visitation will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, Pa. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.
May 15, 2013
A. Virginia Deshong, 88, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, May 14, 2013. A viewing will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka, Fla.
May 15, 2013
H. Kenneth Mellott, 81, of Mercersburg, Pa., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc. in Mercersburg and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's United Church of Christ of Upton. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters, Pa.
May 12, 2013
Clarence Ray Hornbaker, 88, of Mercersburg, Pa., died May 11, 2013, at The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa. Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Mercersburg, he was a son of the late Moody Melvin and Mary Pine Hornbaker. Early in life, he worked for the B & O Railroad in Cumberland, Md., for nine years. He later worked for Rockwell Construction of Mercersburg. Most of his life was spent as a self-employed logger and home builder. He enjoyed hunting. His first wife, Lena Mae Smith Hornaker, died in 1994.
May 12, 2013
Enjoying sips of teas such as ginger-peach and tasty treats like mango-curry chicken salad rounds and blackberry tarts, several Tri-State area mothers enjoyed a Mother's Day tea Sunday at Sereni-Tea Room in Funkstown. “Just a special event that I could bring her to ... where we could share a nice meal and ... just get out with our families and enjoy the day,” said Boonsboro resident Joanie Costlow. Ranota Marcotte said she opened the tearoom in October after her husband saw that the small cottage-type shop on Funkstown's East Baltimore Street was available for rent.
May 3, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013 PREP BASEBALL MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Colin Gibbons-Fly had three hits and scored three runs to lead Mercersburg Academy past Saint James 10-4 for the Independent-Parochial School League championship on Friday. Trustin Riley had two hits and scored two runs, and Richard Grace had two doubles for the Blue Storm (19-2). Brett Vitkun hit a two-run homer in the seventh for the Saints (13-8). Saint James 100 100 2 - 4 7 5 Mercersburg 205 210 x - 10 12 1 Vitkun, Brown (4)
April 27, 2013
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Glory Sterling of Mercersburg, Pa., was selected for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and College. Sterling is a senior secondary English education major. Sterling is a 2002 graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, and is the daughter of Thomas and Joyce Cook of Mercersburg. ERIE, Pa. - Steven Savoy of Hagerstown joined the cast of “Anatomy of Gray,” the spring production of the Studio Theatre at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.