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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
With a smooth, even stride, Robert McKenzie easily completed a 1 1/2-mile run last week on the track at North Hagerstown High School. But the 44-year-old Hagerstown police officer wasn't running for fun. He was completing part of a physical fitness test that new officers have been required to take since 2006. “It helps if you stay in some kind of shape,” McKenzie, who joined the force three years ago, said after the run. “It helps to know that if I'm (in trouble) up on a third floor, another officer will be able to get to me fairly quickly.” Kevin DeHaven, safety and loss control coordinator for the City of Hagerstown, said the physical training program nets a huge discount for the city in workers' compensation premiums.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | September 5, 2006
WILLOW, HILL, Pa. - On a blustery morning during the first week of school, Gary Hockenberry and Danny Foy's physical education class took them off the playing fields and out of the gym. The two moved with classmates through Fannett-Metal School District's new fitness trail, where Gary explained the stretches to Danny since he had used it once before. The high schoolers and their counterparts at the middle school hit the trail with the start of school, and plan to dedicate it to the community today at 1 p.m. The public was key not only in the application for the $17,000 Summit Endowment grant that paid for the trail, but also in installing it, Principal Brad Ocker said.
NEWS
December 7, 1999
photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Students at the Marshall Street School in Hagerstown were treated to an afternoon of physical fitness held by Stephanie Walker, a Frostburg University student at the Family Skating Center, in Halfway Tuesday. About 31 handicapped children, with varying degrees of physical capability participated. For an hour, the students did such exercises as modified kickboxing, square dancing and moves using a latex rubberband for resistance.
NEWS
April 8, 1998
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The staff of the health center at Mercersburg Academy is hosting a health fair for academy students, faculty and staff from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Friday in the Ford Dining Hall on the campus. The slogan for the fair is "Body, Mind and Spirit: In Synch!" Booths will feature information on prevention of tobacco use and smoking cessation, physical fitness, mental wellness and nutrition.
NEWS
July 8, 2012
Air Force Airman Jason M. Shew graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Those who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Shew is the son of Greg Shew of White Church Road, Chambersburg, Pa., and Melissa Eiker of Cascade.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 18, 2012
Mary Teal Mulligan looked the picture of poise, all smiles and elegance in her teal sequined gown and shimmering crown. But she said she was feeling a little shaky. After the curtain had gone down Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre, Mulligan stood on stage trying to take in her new title of Miss Washington County 2012. The 18-year-old Williamsport resident captured the local crown before a crowd of more than 600 people during the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Pageant 2012.
NEWS
May 14, 2008
Pack 14, Smithsburg, held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet recently at the Knights of Columbus building. The following Cub Scouts earned awards: Gregory Spear - Astronomy belt loop, Leave No Trace patch, Tiger Badge; Ryan Wetzel - Astronomy belt loop, Leave No Trace patch, Tiger Badge; Hunter Wiles - Astronomy belt loop, Leave No Trace patch, Tiger Badge; Derek Nye - Astronomy belt loop, Leave No Trace patch, Tiger Badge; James Serivener -...
NEWS
December 27, 2004
Pack 108, Leitersburg, recently held an awards ceremony at its pack meeting. The following Cub Scouts earned awards: · Patrick Coleman - Basketball, physical fitness belt loops · Patrick Conlon - Basketball, archery, physical fitness belt loops, Bobcat badge, Fort Frederick hiking badge · Heath Hott - Basketball, physical fitness belt loops, Bobcat badge, recruiter patch · Jacob Lee - Basketball belt loop, Bobcat badge...
NEWS
October 18, 2004
CPR course A Heartsaver CPR course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Community Rescue Service, 110 Eastern Blvd., Hagers-town. The cost is $35 per person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 26. Community blood screening AMBA Wellness Programs and Washington County Commission on Physical Fitness will sponsor a community blood screening from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Western Heights Middle School, 1300 Marshall St., Hagerstown.
NEWS
December 4, 1996
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer True to the motto "Semper Fidelis," or "Always Faithful," two local retired Marines are planning to re-establish Hagerstown's defunct Marine Corp League. "We want to get into the schools and get back out into the community," said Bob Glausier, who served in the Marines from June 1949 to February 1970. Glausier and Carl Lenhart, who served from April 1966 to November 1979, are joining forces to rekindle interest in the chartered veterans organization for Marines, which hasn't met locally since 1990.
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OPINION
November 17, 2012
The question most often asked of participants in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon is simply, “Why?” Perhaps the best answer is, “Why not?” Why not take the circuitous route from Boonsboro to Williamsport, turning a 12-mile trip across Md. 68 into a 50-mile trek across rural roads, the Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal towpath? Why not battle the elements, which have ranged from extreme heat (80-degree temperatures in 1967) to extreme cold (a wind chill of minus-15 degrees at the start in 1987)
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NEWS
July 8, 2012
Air Force Airman Jason M. Shew graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Those who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Shew is the son of Greg Shew of White Church Road, Chambersburg, Pa., and Melissa Eiker of Cascade.
EDUCATION
July 8, 2012
Physical fitness has been an important part of the overall development of Mother Seton School students.  This year, 43 students were awarded the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and 113 students received the National Physical Fitness Award during the annual field day events ceremony.  “I am so proud of all of the students' efforts and achievements this year,” said Danielle Kirby, physical education teacher. “I was particularly impressed by many students who were determined to achieve this level of fitness, and their commitment to keep trying throughout the year until they finally reached their goal.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
With a smooth, even stride, Robert McKenzie easily completed a 1 1/2-mile run last week on the track at North Hagerstown High School. But the 44-year-old Hagerstown police officer wasn't running for fun. He was completing part of a physical fitness test that new officers have been required to take since 2006. “It helps if you stay in some kind of shape,” McKenzie, who joined the force three years ago, said after the run. “It helps to know that if I'm (in trouble) up on a third floor, another officer will be able to get to me fairly quickly.” Kevin DeHaven, safety and loss control coordinator for the City of Hagerstown, said the physical training program nets a huge discount for the city in workers' compensation premiums.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 18, 2012
Mary Teal Mulligan looked the picture of poise, all smiles and elegance in her teal sequined gown and shimmering crown. But she said she was feeling a little shaky. After the curtain had gone down Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre, Mulligan stood on stage trying to take in her new title of Miss Washington County 2012. The 18-year-old Williamsport resident captured the local crown before a crowd of more than 600 people during the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Pageant 2012.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2011
A sign strung across a gazebo called the event an "Inspiration Walk," but that didn't stop Candi Blessing and her track teammates from getting in some unofficial practice. "We ran half of it," said Blessing, 26, of Smithsburg, as they finished their first lap around Fairgrounds Park Saturday morning. The event was a fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland of Washington County, and it is the enthusiasm of Special Olympics athletes such as Blessing that makes the cause so inspiring, organizers said.
NEWS
April 2, 2010
A warm, sunny weekend is forecast. It sounds ideal for some playtime in the park, a walk in the neighborhood or pickup game at a community ballpark. It has been a long, cold winter, and it's time to get moving outside. We especially need to encourage our children to get away from their computers, TVs and cell phones -- we may have to text them with this message -- so they can get some fresh air. These thoughts were occurring to me as my daughter shared about the physical fitness activities in her gym class.
NEWS
December 31, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation is invitating area young women between the ages of 13 and 24 to compete in their upcoming annual production and competition. Many scholarships and gifts will be awarded. Last year, more than $7,000 in scholarships was awarded with every Miss contestant receiving a scholarship. The competition is a way to earn scholarships, gain self-confidence, meet new friends, and have fun. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College.
NEWS
By JESS WEST | December 23, 2009
Local pageants seeking contestants The Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation is seeking area women between the ages of 13 and 24 to compete in their upcoming annual production and competition. The event will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College. Four winners will be selected: Miss Washington County 2010 and Miss Western Maryland 2010 and their teen counterparts, Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen 2010 and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2010.
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