April 10, 2009
JULY 25, 1930-APRIL 8, 2009 RINGGOLD - C. Louise Frey, 78, of Ringgold, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born July 25, 1930, at Ringgold, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Mary C. Leather Herbst. She graduated from Smithsburg High School in 1948 and from Hagerstown Business College. She was employed as an executive secretary for various businesses and church. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and Ringgold Ruritan Club.
April 7, 2010
The Leitersburg and Ringgold Ruritan Clubs will sponsor a free pancake breakfast for seniors 62 and older Saturday, April 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the old schoolhouse at 14247 Windy Haven Road. The breakfast is for seniors in the Leitersburg, Smithsburg and Ringgold areas. Others may attend by giving a donation. Seniors are asked to RSVP to John at 301-824-3084 for Ringgold calls and to Lynn Bibbee at 301-733-7888 or Jake Green at 301-739-0109 for Smithsburg and Leitersburg calls.
April 21, 2013
Frances Lucille Bayer, 88, formerly of Ringgold, Md., died peacefully April 20, 2013. She was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Hagerstown Md., daughter of the late Frank and Sophie Miner Barkdoll. She retired from Pangborn Corp. after many years. She was a lifelong member of Ringgold Church of Christ, where she taught young children's Sunday school classes for 35 years. She also was a member of the Ringgold Ruritan, Sunshine Leisure and Leitersburg Homemakers clubs. She is survived by four sons, Larry, husband of Susan, Denny, husband of Barbara, Randy, husband of Vicky, and Tony O'Hara, husband of Liz; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara Cannon; and several other nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Arthur; one sister; two brothers; and one great-granddaughter.
December 26, 2009
AUG. 21, 1928-DEC. 23, 2009 RINGGOLD - On Dec. 23, 2009, Marguerite Virginia "Maggie" Newcomer, 81, left this world to join her husband, Frank R. Newcomer Sr., who passed away Dec. 26, 2006. She was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Clear Spring, Md., to the late William and Bertha (Hose) Weaver. She was employed at Prince George's County Hospital, Montgomery County Public Schools and served as vice president of U.S. Delivery Inc. before retiring in 1990. She was a member of Ringgold Church of Christ and Rockville Christian Church.
June 7, 2006
Ruritan Club to host strawberry festival RINGGOLD - The Ringgold Ruritan Club will hold its annual strawberry festival Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Ringgold Ruritan Building on Windy Haven Road. The festival features strawberries in many varieties, including pies, shortcakes and ice cream. In addition, soups, country ham sandwiches, hot dogs and steamers will be available. The event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 301-824-3881. Katrina relief concert scheduled for July 21 A Hurricane Katrina relief concert will be Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre.
December 23, 2011
Jody Lynn Jacques, 48, of 13442 Station Lane in Smithsburg, Md., went to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at her home. Born Tuesday, July 30, 1963, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of James A. Angle of Chambersburg and Cecile J. (Starliper) Angle of Mercersburg, Pa. She graduated from James Buchanan High School and later attended Hagerstown Community College. She was formerly employed by the Washington County Free Library and currently was taking care of the operations of the family business.
May 30, 2006
RINGGOLD - One person died Monday night in a crash in northern Washington County, according to Maryland State Police. Police said the deceased was "a young man" and that a second occupant of the vehicle was transported by ambulance to Washington County Hospital. The accident occurred on Md. 64 (Smithsburg Pike) north of its intersection with Md. 418 (Ringgold Pike) about 10 p.m., police said. The vehicle left the road and struck a tree, police said. The investigation was continuing at 11:30 p.m.
June 26, 2013
A 17-year-old male was transported to Meritus Medical Center following the single-vehicle crash, according to Maryland State Police. A Honda automobile rolled several times down an embankment and came to rest in a cornfield along Grove Road and Ringgold Pike. The accident, which was reported at 11:48 a.m., blocked Ringgold Pike for a short period of time. A state police helicopter was called but canceled before it arrived on the scene, police said. Further details of the crash were unavailable Wednesday.
June 16, 2009
JUNE 14, 1920-JUNE 14, 2009 BOONSBORO - Arthur Franklin Bayer, 89, of Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, and formerly of Barkdoll Road, Ringgold, Md., died at Washington County Hospital Sunday, June 14, 2009, on his 89th birthday following an extended illness. He was born June 14, 1920, in Edgemont, Md., the son of the late Ira F. and Mary (Benedict) Bayer. He retired from Landis Tool Co. in Waynesboro, Pa. He and his wife would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 18, 2009.
February 22, 2008
Clemens reveals identity of 'Mystery Man' as Ringgold During a talk given to the Keedysville Historical Society Monday, Feb. 18, Professor and historian Tom Clemens of Keedysville revealed the identity of Washington County's forgotten military hero as Samuel Ringgold. Ringgold, who was born in 1800 at the family estate, Fountain Rock (now the site of Saint James School), was appointed to the Military Academy at West Point at the age of 14. He graduated fifth in his class of 23 and is considered the "Father of Flying Artillery" for his innovations in artillery tactics and equipment.