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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 15, 2010
State Sen. Donald F. Munson said Wednesday he's no longer considering a write-in campaign and has conceded to Christopher B. Shank, the hands-down winner in Tuesday's Republican primary. But Munson -- who was trying for a sixth Senate term -- said he won't support Shank and considers him a liability for Washington County in Annapolis. Shank, finishing his third term as the Subdistrict 2B delegate, received about 57 percent of the vote Tuesday and will take over for Munson in the coming session of the Maryland General Assembly.
NEWS
April 20, 2010
In Annapolis, there are talkers and there are doers. If Washington County had any doubts about who was whom among its elected lawmakers, this just-ended session certainly cleared the air. Credit goes to state Sen. Donald F. Munson and Del. John P. Donoghue for doing the heavy lifting in a lean budgetary year and ensuring that the people of Washington County will have something to show for the 2010 session. Washington County will receive $2.5 million for the Washington County Free Library; $2.53 million for a new Maryland State Police barrack; $75,000 for construction of the Rural Heritage Transportation Museum in Boonsboro; $50,000 toward the expansion of the Deafnet Association Inc. building; and $50,000 for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
OPINION
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | August 23, 2010
While I was the warden of a local prison I would always invite Sen. Don Munson to come down and visit during each election. When he visited, he would spend a few hours at the prison talking with staff and listening to their problems. I thought it was a good way to educate the senator. On occasion, I, too, extended the same invitation to Chris Shank. He also came down to visit the prison and made his rounds. Both Munson and Shank are Republicans, and both want to represent District 2-C as the next state senator.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | July 21, 2006
MAUGANSVILLE - Washington County Commissioner John C. Munson blasted Allegheny Power Wednesday night, saying the company wasn't trying hard enough restore power to Maugansville residents after Tuesday night's storms. Allegheny Power restored service to roughly 1,000 Maugansville customers Thursday about 4 a.m., company spokeswoman Janice Lantz said. Lantz said six poles had to be replaced as a result of Tuesday night's thunderstorms. Many residents were without power for more than 24 hours, which Munson called unacceptable.
OPINION
September 19, 2010
Those familiar with the phrase, "It was quiet - too quiet" already understand what happened in Del. Christopher B. Shank's unseating of incumbent state Sen. Donald F. Munson. Shank's hand, brilliantly played, was this: Tap in to anti-establishment anger, steer the debate away from real issues and pray for low turnout. When at midday, voter turnout in Boonsboro was only 10 percent, Shank had to like his chances. Shank's win ranks perhaps as the greatest upset in Washington County politics, or at least as far back as anyone can remember.
OPINION
September 2, 2010
The Herald-Mail typically does not offer endorsements in the primaries, leaving it to the parties to sort out their respective candidates for the general election. We break with this informal policy in this year's District 2 state senate Republican primary race between sitting Sen. Donald Munson and the challenger for the seat, Del. Christopher Shank, for two reasons. One is the importance of the seat, which is really the gateway through which many benefits flow for Washington County.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | March 17, 2000
ANNAPOLIS - Sen. Don Munson said he's confident that Hagerstown won't lose the University System of Maryland education center. cont. from front page "The sky is not falling. Cooler heads seem to be prevailing," Munson, R-Washington, said Thursday. On Wednesday, Gov. Parris Glendening told Del. John Donoghue, D-Washington, and Del. Sue Hecht, D-Frederick/Washington, that he would cut the project unless a site comparison study was removed from the 2001 budget. Procedurally, it's too late for Munson to amend it out of the budget, which the Senate is scheduled to vote on today.
NEWS
by Terry Headlee | December 23, 2002
Having covered politics and observed politicians for more than 20 years, I've seen my fair share of flip-flops by candidates who develop mild to major cases of amnesia once they're sworn into office. But Washington County Commissioner John Munson's rationale this week as to why he has no choice but to take the $10,000 pay raise he railed against as a candidate takes some guts. Why? Because he's not only been been caught cold in a campaign fib, he's also trying to paint himself as a victim, saying the pay raise he so despised before Election Day had been approved by the Maryland General Assembly so he can't give it back now even if he wants to. You might be interested in some history from the campaign trail.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 12, 2002
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County Commissioner John C. Munson says he plans to fight proposed legislation that would give the Humane Society's animal control officers the authority to file criminal charges against violators of the animal control ordinance. Munson said this week he believes that power should lie solely with law enforcement officers. Washington County government is considering pushing for that legislation in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | October 10, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Sen. Donald F. Munson, a longtime opponent of legalizing slot machines, said Wednesday he would consider allowing the issue to go to referendum to raise money for education. With the state facing a $1.7 billion budget deficit, the state won't be able to fulfill its promise to boost aid to local school boards in future years without a new revenue source, Munson, R-Washington, said at a candidates forum organized by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
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OBITUARIES
September 3, 2013
Irene J. (Carbaugh) Munson, 99, of Hagerstown passed away on Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at Ravenwood Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since November 2007. Born Feb. 20, 1914, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Maude I. (Ridenour) Carbaugh. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded in death in January of 1969 by her loving husband, Floyd E. Munson Sr., whom she married March 7, 1939. She graduated with honors from Washington County Hospital in 1936, having received all A's in training for 36 months.
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OBITUARIES
August 27, 2013
Doris Elaine Munson, 81, peacefully passed into heaven on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the home of her son, surrounded by her family. Born May 23, 1932, in Boonsboro, Md., Doris was the daughter of the late Calvin L. and Edith E. Babington Moser. Her husband, Maurice E. Munson, died Sept. 27, 2002. Doris was a member of Boonsboro Bible Church and the Sunshine Sunday School class. She worked at Hanover Shoe, Ingalls Lumber, Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home and Servpro of Washington County.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
After months of public inaction, a majority of the five-member Hagerstown City Council is now in favor of building a new multiuse stadium for the Hagerstown Suns at a controversial downtown site. Councilman Donald F. Munson - who got elected last year running on a platform that opposed a downtown stadium - publicly pledged his support for the downtown location on Tuesday at City Hall, saying he sees little else in the way of large projects that can help re-energize the city's downtown tax base while retaining the minor league baseball team.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
A program for Grace M. Snively's 100th birthday celebration Sunday afternoon at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge 278 put things in perspective. Snively has witnessed 1,200 months, 5,200 weeks and 36,500 days, not to mention hundreds of full moons and nearly 100 spring seasons, according to the program. But just as impressive is Snively's dedication to her community, which was celebrated by a fitting crowd of about 100 guests at the local Elks Lodge. Snively's volunteer work included visiting inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown, where she talked to them about living life on a “higher level,” according to guests who attended Sunday's event.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2013
As a decision on a site to build a new stadium for the Hagerstown Suns still hangs in the balance, one city councilman believes little can be resolved locally until Fredericksburg, Va., officials make a decision of their own about the team. “At this point, the site's not the issue” here in Hagerstown, Councilman Donald F. Munson said Thursday. “Everything depends on what's going on down in Fredericksburg,” he said. “That's my view of it at this point.” Munson said the interest shown by Fredericksburg officials in attracting  Hagerstown's minor league baseball team is a serious concern to him. The next few months will be a matter of seeing how things shake out in the Virginia city 55 miles south of Washington, D.C, he said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2013
Attracting professional baseball continues to be a major talking point in Fredericksburg, Va., and it's drawing concern from at least one Hagerstown City Council member. A study that examines the economic feasibility of a multiuse stadium in Fredericksburg will be presented Monday to the city's economic development officials, according to an agenda found on the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority's website. “I get a feeling that the Fredericksburg proposal, the movement down there is a serious proposal,” Councilman Donald F. Munson said Thursday.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2013
City of Hagerstown officials expect later this month to approve a balanced budget for fiscal year 2013-14 without raising taxes, but over the next few years that might prove to be extremely challenging financially, some city council members said Thursday. With city property values expected to decrease by about 8 percent in the 2013 triennial reassessment this December, the Hagerstown City Council has been asked by city staff to consider a tax increase in the next budget cycle for fiscal year 2014-15 to account for an anticipated shortfall of about $3.2 million.
OBITUARIES
March 21, 2013
A memorial graveside service for Rethabelle Munson of Clear Spring, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Little Rose Hill Cemetery of Clear Spring. The Rev. Clark D. Carr will officiate. Arrangements are by Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc. Clear Spring.
NEWS
November 30, 2012
A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man convicted in September of first-degree robbery in a November 2011 home invasion was sentenced Thursday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to 44 years in state prison, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory K. Jones said. Tyler Shane Munson also was sentenced by Judge John Yoder to one to 15 years for burglary, one to five years for criminal conspiracy and two to 10 years for assault in the commission of a felony, Jones said. The sentences are to be served consecutively, he said.
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