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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 8, 2011
They have been likened to “skeletons walking around,” so emaciated that their rib cages are showing and the tops of their backs are sunken. Many of the 13 horses brought to Days End Farm Horse Rescue from a farm in Queen Anne's County, Md., are suffering from heavy infestations of parasites such as lice and worms, said Brooke Vrany, assistant director of the horse rescue group. They were in such an advanced state of emaciation that normal deposits of fat around their eyes were gone, she said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2011
Eight fire companies from three counties in Maryland and West Virginia battled a fire Thursday night that destroyed a two-story house at 3212 Gapland Road in Rohrersville, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Deputy Fire Marshal Ed Ernst said Friday morning at the scene that he believed the fire started in the living room. "I'm still trying to come up with a cause," Ernst said. "Right now the structure is still unstable. " The fire, which was reported by a neighbor at about 9 p.m., took 54 firefighters about 75 minutes to bring under control, a fire marshal's office news release said.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 4, 2012
Val Sasmore of Keedysville said his vehicle sometimes defies car-show classification. For starters, it has demilitarized grenade launchers with bomber-goggled rubber ducks perched upon them. Then, there is the oddity of the small machine gun turret. Sasmore drives a 1960 British armored scout car, a fighting vehicle designed and built for reconnaissance purposes. Organizers of the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro and the Pleasant Valley Ruritan Club faced the challenge of classifying the car Saturday at the eighth annual car show at Station 8 in Rohrersville.
NEWS
September 22, 2008
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Rohrersville is holding a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held indoors at Friendship Hall at the intersection of Md. 67 and Locust Grove Road. Furniture, clothing, children's toys and other items will be offered at the free yard sale (donations will be accepted). Country ham sandwiches, homemade soups and baked goods will be on sale. Proceeds will go to the Mt. Zion Needy Family Fund.
NEWS
September 18, 2000
Rohrersville open house held at fire station By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer ROHRERSVILLE - Quietly, 5-year-old Elizabeth Fraser said the numbers 9-1-1 to herself as she tentatively dialed and waited for an answer. "What is your emergency?" a woman's voice on the phone asked. Uncertain of what to say Fraser looked up at Mary Dorsey a social member of the Rohrersville substation of the First Hose Company of Boonsboro. "If your cat was in a tree would you dial 911?"
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 10, 2009
ROHRERSVILLE -- On Friday, Oct. 13, 1967, navigator James Warner and his pilot took to the air on a bombing raid over North Vietnam. Warner, 68, said their objective was to destroy a Soviet-made cannon that the North Vietnamese Army was using to shell villages south of the demilitarized zone. But as the two Marines flew north in their F-4 Phantom, the pilot broke off from his flight path to attack a tracked vehicle. "We dropped six bombs," said Warner, of Rohrersville.
NEWS
September 25, 2008
Birthday Today - Dustin Keckler, Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, turns 25; Patsy Keedy, Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, turns 69.
OBITUARIES
September 17, 2012
Ronald Leon Mentzer, 61, of Rohrersville, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at his home in Rohrersville. Professional services provided by the John T Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, Md.
NEWS
May 17, 2009
Gary Stephen and Melissa Jene House Melissa Jene Leonard And Gary Stephen House were married May 10, 2008, at Rohrersville Bethel United Methodist Church in Rohrersville. The bride is the daughter of George and Michelle Leonard of Hagerstown. She is a 1999 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She attends Hagerstown Community College. The bridegroom is the son of Kathy Jo House of Rohrersville. Mr. House is a 2001 graduate of Boonsboro High School, a 2008 graduate of University of Maryland, and is pursuing a master's degree.
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OBITUARIES
September 1, 2013
Helen “Bonnie” Lillian Deener, 75, of Rohrersville, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Fahrney-Keedy Nursing Home in Boonsboro. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Harold Jones Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Brownsville (Md.) Heights Cemetery.
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OBITUARIES
July 10, 2013
Pamela Jean (Porter) Perkins, 60, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born June 28, 1953, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of James A. Porter Jr. of Boonsboro and the late Janice Dolores (Grubb) Porter. Pam was a 1971 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She had worked as the manager of the Hallmark stores at Fredericktowne Mall in Frederick, Md., and Valley Mall in Hagerstown. Pam worked as a volunteer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | May 5, 2013
The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will open its 277th season Sunday, May 19.   The spring concert in the band hall on Main Street in Rohrersville  will begin at 3 p.m.  Holly Feather will direct the band as it performs concert favorites and introduces new compositions. Sherry Kemp (flute) and Jack Emanuelson (trumpet) will be featured soloists. The concert is free and open to all. Donations are accepted and appreciated. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 301-992-9767 or go to www.rohrersvilleband.com . Halfway  Little League selling discount cards Halfway Little League has discount cards available.
OBITUARIES
April 22, 2013
Mrs. Elaine MacMaster, 78, beloved wife of Bruce MacMaster Jr., and a resident of Onley, Va., and formerly of Laurel, Md., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at her home. Born April 18, 1935, in Boonsboro, Md., Elaine was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. Thompson and Dortha Gilbert Thompson. She was a Diploma Graduate of Nursing from the University of Maryland and was a Registered Nurse in intensive care units, and was a critical care unit supervisor. Elaine was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Onley; member of the American Nurses Association and the Johns Hopkins Nurses Association; and enjoyed belonging to a stitching club and a bridge club.
OBITUARIES
April 15, 2013
Mary E. (Grimm) Hepner, 82, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her daughter's home in Rohrersville, Md. Born Dec. 21, 1930, in Boonsboro, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Vada (Beechley) Grimm. Mary worked as a bartender around the Boonsboro area for 35 years. She is survived by her lifelong companion of 46 years, Atlee Sheiss; two daughters, Torri T. Moats and husband, Terry, of Rohrersville, and Shelly Tigner and husband, John, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
April 4, 2013
Charles E. Reeder Sr., 87, of Rohrersville, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Sept. 10, 1925, in Rohrersville, he was the son of the late Emons and Gertrude (Stull) Reeder. His wife of 41 years, Helen L. (O'Neal) Reeder, preceded him in death in 2007. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He retired from Beachley Furniture Co. in 1987. Charles was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro, Md., and had formerly been a member of AMVETS Post 10 in Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
December 26, 2012
Marietta June (Clopper) Haynes, 87, of Rohrersville, Md., passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, surrounded by her family. Born on June 24, 1925, in Boonsboro, Md., she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ruth E. (Itnyre) Clopper. She was a 1943 graduate of Boonsboro High School. June was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Rohrersville. She was also a member of the Fidelis Circle and Senior Bowling League.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | November 24, 2012
No hunters showed up Saturday morning, the opening day of Maryland's rifle season for deer, for the Rohrersville Ruritan Club's first Hunters Pancake Breakfast. Organizers including Lloyd “J.R.” Smith kept an eye on the front door, but no hunters walked in between 7 and 11 a.m., the stated hours of the breakfast. By 11 a.m., 35 meals had been served, all to nonhunters who came in for the $6 all-you-can-eat breakfast. A sign on the road leading into Rohrersville from Md. 67 announced the breakfast and the hours.
LIFESTYLE
September 25, 2012
Birthdays Today - Abigail Cottrill turns 26; Rick Showe, Clear Spring, turns 48; Kory John Zeigler, Leitersburg, turns 14.   Anniversaries Today - Dave and Patty Johnston, Hagerstown, are celebrating their 25th anniversary; Leon and Janice Bowers, Rohrersville, are celebrating their 20th anniversary.
OBITUARIES
September 17, 2012
Ronald Leon Mentzer, 61, of Rohrersville, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at his home in Rohrersville. Professional services provided by the John T Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick, Md.
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