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EDUCATION
May 30, 2011
The Town and Country Garden Club recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Joshua Chester Ernst of Clear Spring. Joshua is a senior at Clear Spring High School. He will pursue a career in resource management at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va. He plans to have a career in agriculture and will continue to help run the family farm. He is vice president of the National Honor Society, president of his church’s youth group and enjoys playing soccer.
EDUCATION
July 4, 2011
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded two scholarships to area students. Tyson Cline, a graduate of Williamsport High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the club. He plans to attend Allegany College of Maryland and major in forestry. Joshua Ernst, a graduate of Clear Spring High School, received a $500 scholarship from the club. He will attend Potomac State College and major in resource management. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in the natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
EDUCATION
June 13, 2011
The Community Foundation of Washington County has announced that the Ryan Myers Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Ernst of Clear Spring.   The scholarship was created in memory of Ryan Myers by his family, and is supported through contributions from family and friends, and proceeds from the annual Race For Ryan. The $1,000-per-year renewable award is given to a student from any accredited public, private or home-school program in Washington County who demonstrates a solid Christian character.
NEWS
March 28, 2013
Two Martinsburg brothers are among the many Eastern Panhandle students who qualified Wednesday for the West Virginia State Math Field Day in April. David Zollinger and Robert Zollinger took first place in their age groups to qualify for the state competiton. In addition, their brother, Matthew, is an alternate for the state competition. There were approximately 250 students in grades four to 12 who competed in the Regional Math Field Day at Potomac State College in Keyser. Participants represented Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties.
EDUCATION
June 21, 2013
FROSTBURG, Md. -   Christopher James “C.J.” McMurtrie of Hagerstown was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.  He is an art and design major.  C.J. is a member of the Mu Omicron Chapter of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity at FSU and is serving as president.  He is the son of Jim and Kristi McMurtrie of Hagerstown and the grandson of Ruby Anderson of Williamsport and Pat McMurtrie and Jim McMurtrie,...
OBITUARIES
July 10, 2012
Thomas Clifton Shockey, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center. He was the son of the late James Walter Shockey Sr. and Margaret Leary Shockey. He was born in Morgan County on July 8, 1925. He was retired from U.S. Silica, Quality Control Laboratory. He was a graduate of West Virginia University and attended Potomac State College. He was a member of Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Alderton Dawson American Legion Post 60 and DeFord Masonic Lodge No. 88 A.F. & A.M. Scottish Rite of Free Masonry 32 of Martinsburg.
OBITUARIES
October 21, 2011
Kenneth Gerald Crippen, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of the late James and Ruby (Tyler) Crippen. Kenneth attended Fort Hill High School and Potomac State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Enterprise during World War II and the USS Wedderburn during the Korean War. Kenneth had worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., and the Washington County Bus Co. Kenneth, at one point, owned and operated Crippen's Driving School.
OBITUARIES
January 15, 2013
William W. “Bill” Long III, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Monday, June 6, 1932, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late William W. Long Jr. and the late Alyce (Cauldwell) Wagner. He attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed as a mechanical engineer with Fairchild Aircraft and later retired from the Pangborn Corporation after 41 years. Bill was a member of B.P.O.
EDUCATION
May 13, 2012
The Town and Country Garden Club of Hagerstown recently awarded two $500 scholarships to local students. The winners of the 2012 scholarship are Joshua Ernst of Clear Spring and Logan McSherry of Smithsburg. McSherry, a senior at Smithsburg High School, holds a 4.0 grade-point average. He plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall, eventually transferring to a four-year institution, where he will complete his studies for a degree in landscape architecture. He hopes to eventually design golf courses.
OBITUARIES
March 16, 2011
MARCH 1, 1936-MARCH 15, 2011 Robert Ernest "Bob" Beyer, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his home in Hagerstown. Born March 1, 1936, in Davis, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert Theodore and Mildred Louise (Tyson) Beyer. He was the husband of 36 years to Victoria Ann (Gilbert) Beyer, whom he married in June 1974. Bob graduated from Ridgley High School, Class of 1954. He studied at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va., and later obtained his pharmacy degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va.
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EDUCATION
June 21, 2013
FROSTBURG, Md. -   Christopher James “C.J.” McMurtrie of Hagerstown was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Frostburg State University.  He is an art and design major.  C.J. is a member of the Mu Omicron Chapter of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity at FSU and is serving as president.  He is the son of Jim and Kristi McMurtrie of Hagerstown and the grandson of Ruby Anderson of Williamsport and Pat McMurtrie and Jim McMurtrie,...
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NEWS
March 28, 2013
Two Martinsburg brothers are among the many Eastern Panhandle students who qualified Wednesday for the West Virginia State Math Field Day in April. David Zollinger and Robert Zollinger took first place in their age groups to qualify for the state competiton. In addition, their brother, Matthew, is an alternate for the state competition. There were approximately 250 students in grades four to 12 who competed in the Regional Math Field Day at Potomac State College in Keyser. Participants represented Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton counties.
OBITUARIES
March 26, 2013
Ned Augustus Martin, age 81, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at Grant Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Williamsport, Md., and was a son of the late Gussie Benjamin Martin and Lucy (Poffenberger) Martin. Mr. Martin graduated from Williamsport High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Potomac State College and West Virginia University with a bachelor's and master's degree in agricultural education.
OBITUARIES
January 15, 2013
William W. “Bill” Long III, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Monday, June 6, 1932, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late William W. Long Jr. and the late Alyce (Cauldwell) Wagner. He attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed as a mechanical engineer with Fairchild Aircraft and later retired from the Pangborn Corporation after 41 years. Bill was a member of B.P.O.
OBITUARIES
July 10, 2012
Thomas Clifton Shockey, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center. He was the son of the late James Walter Shockey Sr. and Margaret Leary Shockey. He was born in Morgan County on July 8, 1925. He was retired from U.S. Silica, Quality Control Laboratory. He was a graduate of West Virginia University and attended Potomac State College. He was a member of Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II; and a member of Alderton Dawson American Legion Post 60 and DeFord Masonic Lodge No. 88 A.F. & A.M. Scottish Rite of Free Masonry 32 of Martinsburg.
EDUCATION
May 13, 2012
The Town and Country Garden Club of Hagerstown recently awarded two $500 scholarships to local students. The winners of the 2012 scholarship are Joshua Ernst of Clear Spring and Logan McSherry of Smithsburg. McSherry, a senior at Smithsburg High School, holds a 4.0 grade-point average. He plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall, eventually transferring to a four-year institution, where he will complete his studies for a degree in landscape architecture. He hopes to eventually design golf courses.
OBITUARIES
October 21, 2011
Kenneth Gerald Crippen, 84, of Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Born Dec. 5, 1926, in Rockford, Ill., he was the son of the late James and Ruby (Tyler) Crippen. Kenneth attended Fort Hill High School and Potomac State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Enterprise during World War II and the USS Wedderburn during the Korean War. Kenneth had worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa., and the Washington County Bus Co. Kenneth, at one point, owned and operated Crippen's Driving School.
EDUCATION
July 4, 2011
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded two scholarships to area students. Tyson Cline, a graduate of Williamsport High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the club. He plans to attend Allegany College of Maryland and major in forestry. Joshua Ernst, a graduate of Clear Spring High School, received a $500 scholarship from the club. He will attend Potomac State College and major in resource management. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in the natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
EDUCATION
June 13, 2011
The Community Foundation of Washington County has announced that the Ryan Myers Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Ernst of Clear Spring.   The scholarship was created in memory of Ryan Myers by his family, and is supported through contributions from family and friends, and proceeds from the annual Race For Ryan. The $1,000-per-year renewable award is given to a student from any accredited public, private or home-school program in Washington County who demonstrates a solid Christian character.
EDUCATION
May 30, 2011
The Town and Country Garden Club recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Joshua Chester Ernst of Clear Spring. Joshua is a senior at Clear Spring High School. He will pursue a career in resource management at Potomac State College in Keyser, W.Va. He plans to have a career in agriculture and will continue to help run the family farm. He is vice president of the National Honor Society, president of his church’s youth group and enjoys playing soccer.
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