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NEWS
March 23, 2009
Due to a source's error, a photo caption on the March 9 In the Schools Page in The Herald-Mail omitted David Carr's name as being part of Clear Spring Elementary School's Golden Table Luncheon. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the mistake.
NEWS
April 12, 2009
Due to a source's error, Brandi Hambleton, an eighth-grader at Springfield Middle School, was omitted from the honor roll list that appeared in the Sunday, March 29, Herald-Mail. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the omission.
NEWS
January 11, 2009
Due to a source's error, Brooke Passarell's name was omitted from the honor roll list for the second marking period at Northern Middle School that appeared Sunday, Dec. 14, on the Neighbors page in The Herald-Mail. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the omission.
NEWS
July 13, 2008
Due to a source's error, Logan Bachtell, an eighth-grader, was omitted from the honor roll list for Smithsburg Middle School that appeared in the June 29 Herald-Mail on Page C8. The Herald-Mail apologizes for the omission.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | August 4, 2004
SMITHSBURG - A monument commemorating World War II soldiers from the Smithsburg area will be recast within weeks and will include the name of a veteran whose name was left off decades ago. Town Historian Charlie Slick said a new name plate on the monument will include Harry Brown's name. He said it will be ready in two to four weeks. Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said Brown's family members brought the omission to the attention of officials when they attended a remembrance ceremony on Memorial Day. Myers said she was proud the town quickly rectified the accidental omission.
OBITUARIES
December 21, 2012
Ray Dale Sweitzer Jr., 43, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Swanton, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1969, in Cheverly, Md., to Maureen Lee Kyle Vandevander of Kerns, W.Va., and the late Ray Dale Sweitzer Sr. He was a graduate of Southern Garrett High School. He was previously employed by D.M. Bowman, Williamsport, Md. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include, besides his mother, his stepfather, Benny J. Vandevander of Kerns.
NEWS
September 15, 2005
A story on page A14 of Wednesday's Morning Herald omitted the name of one of the judges for the Williamsport Rotary barbecue cook-off Saturday. Donnie Hoffman will be one of four judges for the event. The Herald apologizes for the omission.
NEWS
February 25, 2009
NOV. 5, 1946-FEB. 24, 2009 Preston Carl Guessford, 62, of 525 Frederick St., Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 5, 1946, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Carl William Guessford Jr. He was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He was a member of the Air National Guard in Martinsburg, W.Va. He is survived by two stepbrothers, William Gossard of Palm Coast, Fla., and Robert Gossard of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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OBITUARIES
December 21, 2012
Ray Dale Sweitzer Jr., 43, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Swanton, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1969, in Cheverly, Md., to Maureen Lee Kyle Vandevander of Kerns, W.Va., and the late Ray Dale Sweitzer Sr. He was a graduate of Southern Garrett High School. He was previously employed by D.M. Bowman, Williamsport, Md. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include, besides his mother, his stepfather, Benny J. Vandevander of Kerns.
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OBITUARIES
October 12, 2011
Theresa Ann Torsky, 57, of St. Thomas, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in Chambersburg, Pa. Born Oct. 12, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of Frank Walter Bell Sr. of Falling Waters, W.Va., and the late Betty Rayetta Stuller Bell. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Chambersburg. Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Robert Torsky of McConnellsburg, Pa.; son, Christopher S. Kovack of St. Thomas; son, Paul M. Kovack II of Ovid, Idaho; brother, John Bell of Falling Waters; brother, Frank Bell Jr. of Falling Waters; sister, Saundra Pryor of South Mountain, Pa.; sister, Debra Elliott of Bedford, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
December 31, 2010
NOV. 10, 1944-DEC. 30, 2010  Carl Edward Moats, 66, of 532 Summit Ave., died Dec. 30, 2010, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born Nov. 10, 1944, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Dorothy Moats Stottlemyer and stepson of Kenneth Stottlemyer. He was a member of the First Brethren Church, Hagerstown, and a graduate of South Hagerstown High School. He served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart in Vietnam. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a close personal friend, Karen Hart of Hagerstown.
NEWS
December 26, 2009
The following students were omitted from the honor roll list at Springfield Middle School for the second marking period: seventh-grader Logan Bishop and eighth-graders Rebecca Sullivan, Joseph Shoop and Robin Shoop.
NEWS
December 8, 2009
Editor's note: This obituary is being reprinted with a change to the time of Wednesday's memorial service. AUG. 7, 1928-DEC. 5, 2009 Harriet I. Littleton, 81, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at her home. Born Aug. 7, 1928, in Groveton, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Horatio and Mildred Hayes Allin. She was previously employed with Groveton Paper Co. in New Hampshire. She was a member of Hagerstown Bible Church. She was an avid golfer.
NEWS
October 31, 2009
An honor roll list in the Oct. 25 Herald-Mail omitted the following: Valerie N. Simon, a sixth-grader in the magnet program at E. Russell Hicks Middle School, was named to the list of distinguished honor roll students at the school.
NEWS
September 29, 2009
JUNE 22, 1923-SEPT. 27, 2009 Dorothy Mae Delauter, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Loyalton in Hagerstown. Born June 22, 1923, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Claude L. and Flavia Hartle Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence H. Delauter, on May 25, 2001. She was previously employed with Reisner's, Porter Chemical, Southern Shoe and Moller Organ Co., all in Hagerstown. She was a member of First Christian Church.
NEWS
September 9, 2009
FEB. 24, 1954-SEPT. 6, 2009 Karen Sue Pense, 55, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Julia Manor Nursing Home. Born Feb. 24, 1954, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Nancy Weber of Hagerstown and the late Rev. Charles B. Weber. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pense. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was employed with Aberdeen Proving Grounds for 25 years until her illness. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Alfred Patrick Nori; a brother, Adrian Weber of Martinsburg; and a granddaughter.
NEWS
September 3, 2009
FEB. 23, 1932-SEPT. 1, 2009 FAIRFAX, Va. -- George Anderson Michie Sr., 77, of Fairfax, Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., after a short fight with lung and brain cancer. Born Feb. 23, 1932, in Fairfax, he was the son of the late Thomas and Susan Wolford Michie. He was a decorated Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed in the HVAC Industry in the metropolitan D.C. area for more than 35 years. He leaves his loving wife, Mary E. Newton Michie, whom he married, July 21, 1979; three brothers; three sisters; one daughter; two stepdaughters; two stepsons; and 10 grandchildren.
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