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January 5, 2012
James Ernest Pantle, formerly of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan, 4, 2012, at his home south of Martinsburg. W.Va. Born in Burlington, Kan., he was the son of the late Earl D. Pantle and Helen K. Pantle Clark. Jim graduated from Topeka High School and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baker University in Baldwin, Kan. He taught both instrumental and choral music for three years in Harveyville, Kan. He then earned a master's degree in music from the University of Oregon, and continued graduate studies for one year in Oldenburg, Germany, at the University of Oregon center for music education.
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by TAMELA BAKER | January 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - They weren't wearing uniforms, but they were uniformly dressed in black and white. And as their parents, grandparents, siblings and friends filled the auditorium at North Hagerstown High School Saturday night, Washington County's best student musicians could be heard warming up down the corridor. In the auditorium, the grandparents of young Ryan Socks, a bassist from South Hagerstown High School, perused the program for the evening's concert by the All County Middle and Senior High School Orchestras.
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By TAMELA BAKER | November 30, 1999
They weren't wearing uniforms, but they were uniformly dressed in black and white. And as their parents, grandparents, siblings and friends filled the auditorium at North Hagerstown High School Saturday night, Washington County's best student musicians could be heard warming up down the corridor. In the auditorium, the grandparents of young Ryan Socks, a bassist from South Hagerstown High School, perused the program for the evening's concert by the All County Middle and Senior High School Orchestras.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 21, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com INWOOD, W.Va. - And the band marched on ... in old uniforms that are hot, too few in number and that have been "patched and repatched," a parent of a Musselman High School marching band member said Monday night. Speaking to Berkeley County Board of Education members, Shelly Kesecker asked the board to come up with $40,000 to buy new band uniforms and three needed instruments - a tuba, a bassoon and a set of chimes. Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon said he will meet with the band boosters president and Musselman High School principal and draw up a contract.
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October 7, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The image Alesha Brechbiel had in her head of Miss Pennsylvania didn't match the woman she met Thursday at the Penn State Mont Alto campus. "I pictured someone in a big gown. ... I was thinking royalty or something like that," the Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School fourth-grader said after taking the stage with Susan Spafford. Instead she met a petite woman with a love of music in a conservative, two-tone gray suit.
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February 27, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer The Washington County Board of Education is crunching numbers to see how much it will cost to add instrumental music to elementary schools. The Board of Education has asked Music Resource Specialist Susie Kunkle and Supervisor of Fine Arts Lee Weaver to determine how much it will cost to teach instrumental music in elementary schools. A group of parents and teachers who have been trying to convince school officials to return instrumental music to classrooms has suggested the program can be added at a cost of $225,000.
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By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | January 14, 2013
The Tuscarora School Board officially approved a new superintendent of schools at its meeting Monday night. Charles Prijatelj, director of curriculum and instruction at West Middlesex (Pa.) Area School District, will replace Rebecca Erb, who is retiring after about five years as superintendent of the Tuscarora School District. The board approved a three-year contract for Prijatelj (pronounced pray-uh-tell) at a starting salary of $102,500. The wording in the deal approved by the board calls for pay increases of 2 percent each year of the contract.
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September 9, 1999
New officers elected to board At the official August meeting of the Board of Trustees of Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown the following were elected officers for the ensuing year: John R. Hershey Jr., president Philip L. Rohrer, vice president D. Blaine Weaver, treasurer Robert W. Startzman, secretary Symphony operations manager appointed Elaine Braun has been appointed operations manager of the Maryland Symphony...
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by JANET HEIM | April 27, 2006
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Georgiann Toole Age: 47 Occupation: Director of The Antietam Women's Ensemble and Choir Director at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Hometown: Weirton, W.Va., near Pittsburgh Where would you see Toole? The fruits of Toole's labor will be heard loud and clear this weekend as the Antietam Women's Ensemble presents its spring concert, "The Poet Sings.
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BY JULIE E. GREENE | March 25, 2002
Editor's note: This is the last installment of a weeklong series during National Women's History Month, recognizing women in the Tri-State area who make a difference in their communities. When Kate Levy sees toddlers and preschool children tapping their legs in rhythm to a performing string quartet or a trio of drummers, she feels hopeful. "I hope that they will continue to have opportunities to experience music," said Levy, creator of the Kinder Konzerts series that provides young children an opportunity to see live concerts up close.
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