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October 22, 2007
On Sept. 30, G. David Shreeves of Martinsburg, W.Va., completed 62 years in church ministries, when he retired after nine years as minister of visitation at First Christian Church, Hagerstown. Beginning weekly preaching at age 19 in 1945, he served Virginia congregations in Crewe, Richmond and Virginia Beach, and Capitol area parishes in Arlington, Va., Washington, D.C., and Hagerstown. He and his wife Dale, who directed music and education in three congregations, retired in Martinsburg.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | June 1, 2012
At the end of the month, Stan Stouffer will be able to wake up and start his day without worrying about spending the endless hours it takes to be a high school athletic director. Stouffer, who turns 66 in August, will spend a final month as Williamsport's A.D., starting a smooth transition of power to his unnamed predecessor before his retirement. With that, he will leave a job that he got just by writing a simple letter in 2007 after a stellar career as the Wildcats' boys varsity soccer coach.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | May 11, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Jeanne "Dusty" Graham joked that she's going out in a "blaze of glory. " Graham, one of four Williamsport High teachers retiring at the end of the school year, accidentally caused a fire on one of the stoves in her family consumer science class this school year. She left a box on top of a stove, the oven below which recently had been turned off. She turned the incident into a teaching moment, quizzing her students on what she did wrong and what she did right, which included her proper use of a fire extinguisher.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | December 20, 2010
The Berkeley County Board of Education Monday night reluctantly approved personnel actions that included the retirement of Deputy Superintendent Frank Aliveto. Aliveto declined to comment about his retirement, which is slated to take effect June 30, 2011. After not immediately hearing a motion to approve the personnel actions, Board President William F. "Bill" Queen suggested the board could "pull that one name (Aliveto's) and discuss it individually ... beat him up a little bit. " After the meeting, Berkeley County Superintendent Manny P. Arvon recalled looking for "a top notch" school administrator after he was appointed to run the school district in 1997.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
The retirement of five school principals and two teachers who have been honored as Berkeley County's best were among several personnel actions approved Tuesday night by the Berkeley County Board of Education. The retirement of principals Linda Ghion (Bedington Elementary), Paul Tyson (Hedgesville Elementary), Stephen Crowell (Potomack Intermediate), John Spataro (Tomahawk Intermediate) and Lawrence “Larry” Hitt (Tuscarora Elementary), will be effective June 30. Past Berkeley County Teacher of Year honorees V. Colleen Miller, a fourth-grade teacher at Orchard View Intermediate School, and Terry Lamp, a social studies teacher at Martinsburg South Middle School, also are retiring as of June 30. “Normally, we average about 50 (retirements)
NEWS
November 4, 2012
A retirement celebration for retired Chief Warrant Officer Richard F. Jordan of Hagerstown was held Aug. 26 at American Legion Post 183 on Putty Hill Road in Parkville, Md. Jordan was recognized for more than 70 years of service to the state and nation. His military career began when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1942. He served on cruisers, destroyers and at various Naval bases in Navy communications during World War II and the Korean War. In March 1951, he entered the Maryland Army National Guard, serving in many leadership positions.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Maryland Public Safety Secretary Mary Ann Saar announced her retirement Wednesday from an agency stung by the murders of two correctional officers this year. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
July 30, 1997
The Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association asked the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday night to pay $225,000 for a retirement program for 25-year volunteers. The program, which the association had requested previously, would give monthly checks of up to $350 to volunteer firefighters with more than 25 years of active service after they reach age 65. Under the proposal, the retirement program would cost about $7.4 million over 20 years. Up to 15 years of service would be grandfathered in to existing firefighters, so the first payments would be at least 10 years away.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 9, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Robert T. "Bob" Crawford, the executive director of Berkeley County Development Authority for more than 17 years, announced his retirement Wednesday. "For me, this has been a team effort," Crawford, 74, said in an interview after the Authority's board of directors accepted his decision to step down at year's end. "It has not been a one-man show by any stretch of the imagination, by any means. " Crawford said he didn't have any immediate plans other than to "sit back and enjoy life.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | June 11, 2003
kauffman@herald-mail.com When Eugene "Yogi" Martin sought retirement advice some years ago, the Supervisor of Health Education, Physical Education and Athletics for the Board of Education of Washington County went to the man, Doug Cochrane, who held the job until Martin took over in 1987. "Eugene asked me, 'How will I know when it's time to retire?' I said, 'You'll know,'" Cochrane said Wednesday night at a retirement tribute dinner for at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel. "He asked me, 'How long will it take to get used to being retired?
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EDUCATION
September 5, 2013
Retired teachers will be recruited to expand a Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park program for Washington County Public Schools students, the National Park Service announced on Thursday. In 2011, park officials partnered with the school system to create a series of fourth-grade programs for the classroom and for field trips to the canal's Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, according to a C&O Canal National Historical Park news release. When students visit the canal in Williamsport, they participate in three programs allowing them to explore a historical lockhouse, operate a canal lift lock, as well as activities that focus on science, math, technology, history and environmental education, the release said.
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NEWS
August 12, 2013
On Aug. 7, active and retired members of the Maryland State Police honored William "Bill" Henry for his nearly 33 years of service to the citizens of Maryland at a retirement celebration. Henry spent the majority of his career as a dispatcher at the Hagerstown barrack after being transferred from the College Park, Md., barrack early in his career. Henry was honored as a dedicated employee who always went above and beyond his job description. He had many achievements and received awards while dispatching.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
At least 12 groups are considering submitting proposals to buy the Franklin County-owned Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, county officials said Thursday. County officials have distributed packets to a dozen skilled nursing providers seeking information about the possible sale of the nursing home, according to Franklin County Commissioner David Keller. “At least two vendors have been in to tour the facility, and I believe a couple other tours are in the works,” Keller said Thursday.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2013
When Boonsboro Town Clerk and tax collector Barbara Rodenhiser started her job nearly 35 years ago, she said Boonsboro was a laid-back agricultural town that had a fraction of the traffic it does today. Rodenhiser prepared town residents' utility bills by hand back then, and her office was in a tiny building on St. Paul Street. A cat came around in the mornings and she let it in the window so she could feed it. If that sounds a bit like Mayberry, “It was, in essence,” Rodenhiser said.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Three recent retirements have forced the Hagerstown Police Department to move some officers off bicycle and foot patrols in the downtown area to cover mandatory patrol shifts throughout the city, according to city police. Police Lt. Paul Kifer said several officers who were dedicated to the force's downtown substation have been moved temporarily into vehicle patrol positions. The department is working to fill the downtown jobs, he said. “It's just a temporary manpower issue,” Kifer said at police headquarters earlier this week.
NEWS
July 8, 2013
The Communications Workers of America Local 2105's retired members quarterly meeting will be Tuesday, July 16, at Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the back dining room. Those planning to have lunch should arrive between 11:30 a.m. and noon. The guest speaker will be Brad Sell from the Community Foundation of Washington County. For more information, call Roger Grimes at 301-223-7982 or Vickie Layton at 301-791-1486.
EDUCATION
July 7, 2013
The Lake/Lytton Scholarships, awarded by the Retired Educational Personnel Association, were given to six Washington County students, all aspiring to become teachers. The scholarships were $1,000 for each student and were presented by Leon Brumback, scholarship chairman, at the association's annual spring luncheon. Students and the colleges they are attending:   Brian Weyant , Frostburg State University   Jennifer Moore , Towson University  Kayla Grout, Towson University   Elizabeth Coburn , Salisbury University  Sally Johnston , Hood College  Emily Taylor , Liberty University
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 15, 2013
The words of the Gettysburg Address thundered from the pavilion of the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport on Saturday. Nelson Deal of Maugansville delivered the address with the colorful, commanding style of an early TV commentator, underscored by the patriotic tunes of the Williamsport Community Band. U.S. flags fluttered in the breeze as a crowd looked solemnly on at the Red Men's annual flag-retirement and recognition ceremony. Event chairman Tom Burke said the retirement ceremony, which invites community members to bring in their worn flags for proper retirement, is a Red Men tradition.
NEWS
By RAYCHEL HARVEY-JONES | Raychel@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
Howard Leedham spent a year in Pakistan leading a force of soldiers who, among other things, raided Taliban camps and conducted other anti-terrorist activities. The retired British Royal Navy lieutenant commander recounts his experiences in a new book, “Ask Forgiveness Not Permission: The true story of an operation in Pakistan's badlands.” The book recounts how Leedham was recruited by the U.S. State Department to activate a fleet of anti-terrorist helicopters given to the Pakistan armed forces to combat terrorist activity in the region, according to a news release.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 11, 2013
Antietam Academy Principal Ike Williams said Tuesday that he is retiring from Washington County Public Schools to become assistant principal at the new Spring Mills High School in nearby Berkeley County, W.Va. Williams, 60, who lives in Berkeley County, has worked in Maryland education for 36 years. “I thought it was a neat opportunity to go back to my roots,” to a comprehensive high school, Williams said. Being involved with a new high school and helping to set the tone appealed to him, Williams said.
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