May 4, 2013
As Nicole Glaze of Waynesboro, Pa., fiddled with her cap and gown before Saturday's spring commencement at Penn State Mont Alto, she remembered the obstacles she faced to achieve her dream. “I've worked really hard to get here. I got pregnant when I was 16,” said Glaze, now 20. So many teens give up on their dreams when that happens, she said. But she vowed to herself not to let anything stop her from an education. “To be able to graduate from college is a big thing for me,” she said.
April 22, 2013
Two people kicked in the door at a home near Penn State Mont Alto on Monday morning and stole $5,000 from a woman, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. One of the male suspects held a gun to the 24-year-old victim's head during the 8:30 a.m. robbery in the 7300 block of Slabtown Road, police said. The college campus issued a warning that individuals stay inside and lock their doors. That warning was later lifted, and classes were to be held as regularly scheduled, according to Penn State Mont Alto's website.
April 12, 2013
Penn State Mont Alto will change its nursing program from a two-year degree to a four-year degree beginning in the fall of 2014. “Hospitals are changing their employment pattern. They aren't hiring associate degree nurses like they had in the past. They are looking for the entry-level professional, which is the bachelor's degree,” said Carranda Barkdoll, Penn State Mont Alto's coordinator for nursing. As the health care delivery system increases in complexity, more education is needed to support the nurses who must navigate it, Barkdoll said.
March 22, 2013
The second annual "Blue and White" 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto. At 8 a.m., children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to join the Penn State Nittany Lion for the "Little Lion" Run, a free one-mile trip across campus. Participants will have an opportunity to win prizes, which will be awarded in four categories, including men and women 30 years old and younger, and men and women 30 years old and younger. Each of the top three finishers in each category will receive a medal and a VISA gift card.
March 8, 2013
Betty Lou (Buracker) Ryman, 77, of Mont Alto, Pa., died Friday, March 8, 2013. She was born June 6, 1935, in Luray, Va. She is survived by her husband, Isaac Raymond Ryman, whom she married Aug. 1, 1951. Also surviving are daughter, Diana Ruth (Ryman) Scarbrough of Beverly Hills, Fla., son, Isaac Raymond Ryman of Dunnellon, Fla.; daughter, Patricia Ann (Ryman) Glew of Mont Alto; daughter, Susan Elizabeth (Ryman) Fogle of Waynesboro, Pa.; daughter, Betty Jane (Ryman) Cannaday of Florida; 18 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.
January 27, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - Rae E. Schoenberg of Boonsboro was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Towson University. A freshman, she graduated from Boonsboro High School in 2012. She is the daughter of Lori Schoenberg of Boonsboro, and the granddaughter of David and Gloria Smith of Boonsboro. MONT ALTO, Pa. - Victoria J. Rohrer of Hagerstown, the daughter of Tom and Suzann Rohrer of Hagerstown and a 2011 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Penn State University Mont Alto campus.
January 21, 2013
Brian T. Foltz, 37, of Mont Alto, Pa., passed away Jan. 19, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born April 17, 1975, in Alamogordo, N.M., he was the son of John C. and Gail A. (Shutts) Foltz of Waynesboro, Pa. He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, Class of 1994. He was employed by McKenzie Welding of Frederick, Md. He was a loving and hard working husband and father who enjoyed watching his kids play sports. He is survived by his wife, Kristy D. (Anders) Foltz; son, Austin Foltz; daughter, Hannah Foltz; sister, Aretta Hropovich and husband, Richard, of Seward, Pa.; brother, Cheyenne Foltz and wife, Jennifer, of Zullinger, Pa. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
November 15, 2012
Milton M. Kosfeld, 87, of 13 Aspen Drive, Mont Alto, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Services will be private. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa.
October 19, 2012
Antietam Watershed Association will be planting 250 trees and shrubs at the Mont Alto Waste Treatment Plant along Pa. 997 just south of Mont Alto, Pa., from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. For more information, call 717-762-9417 or go to www.antietamws.org .
October 13, 2012
Alma Jeanette Johnson, 82, of 121 Harbaugh Ave. in Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at her home. Born Wednesday, May 7, 1930, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Earl J. Miles and Lola (Hawbaker) Miles. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Johnson, in 1998. She graduated from Clear Spring High School in 1948, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Clear Spring. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl A. Grossnickle of Waynesboro and Susan K. Wilson of Mont Alto, Pa.; sons, Troy E. Johnson of Waynesboro and Michael D. Johnson of Lancaster, Calif.; sisters, Ida Mason of Clear Spring, Thelma Burke of Hagerstown, Md., and Judith Burgan of Hagerstown; brothers, Glen Miles of Hagerstown and David Miles of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.