November 22, 2011
Special to The Herald-Mail The wall clock at Memorial Recreation Center strikes 6 p.m. above the heads of young Tigers, Wolfs, Bears and Webelos. It is Wednesday evening. The weekly Cub Scout meeting has just begun on time and well-prepared, as it does every Wednesday evening. Before this meeting begins, Anthony Holmes, the Cub Scouts cubmaster, arrives at the recreation center to gather materials for the Cub Scouts meeting. Holmes, 50, of Hagerstown, leads Cub Scout Pack 75 in the Jonathan Street neighborhood and its surrounding community.
February 15, 2011
NOV. 29, 1955-FEB. 10, 2011 PRESTON, Md. — Curtis A. Barnhart Sr. died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Feb. 10, 2011. He was 55 years old. Born in Hagerstown on Nov. 29, 1955, he was the son of the late Richard L. and Peggy Ann Miller Barnhart. Mr. Barnhart graduated from St. Michaels High School in 1972, and earned his associate degree in accounting from Chesapeake College in 1974. He continued his education by earning a bachelor of science degree from Salisbury University in 1977, with a concentration in accounting.
December 2, 2010
Thomas Hunt Hardinge III did not achieve the rank of Eagle Scout growing up in Hagerstown, but an extraordinary percentage of boys have done just that in his 25 years of Scoutmaster leadership with Boy Scout Troop 10. Hardinge, who was honored and roasted Nov. 27 at Elks Lodge 378 by members of Troop 10 and the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boys Scouts of America, has witnessed 41 Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank in his tenure. Scott Paddack, committee chairman for Troop 10 and senior district executive in charge of Scouting in Washington County, said Hardinge has an ability to keep Scouts interested in staying involved in Scouting.
March 31, 2009
APRIL 17, 1935-MARCH 29, 2009 DOWNSVILLE - Warren Elwood Miller Sr., 73, of Downsville, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born April 17, 1935, in Downsville, he was the son of the late Wilfred Leroy Miller and Pearl Virginia Metz Miller Hoffman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Maxine Plume Miller, in 1995. He was owner/operator of Warren Miller Home Improvements in Downsville for 37 years. He was a member of Downsville Christian Church.
February 12, 2009
AUG. 26, 1940-FEB. 10, 2009 Fred A. Gaylor, 68, of 12318 Walnut Point Road West, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at his home. He was a 1958 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was the owner/operator of Fred A. Gaylor Builder and General Contractor Inc. for 40 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple of Hagerstown. He was a deacon, head usher, Sunday school teacher and received the faithful servant award for the church. Fred was also a former member of Troop 17 and Scoutmaster from May 1962 to May 1968 of Williamsport, Md., and was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow.
December 30, 2008
APRIL 6, 1943-DEC. 28, 2008 Glenn Eugene "Gene" Marks Jr., 65, of 723 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born April 6, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Glenn Eugene and Nellie LaRue Barrow Marks. He was married for 46 years to his wife, Penelope Ann Lowman Marks. They were married Nov. 17, 1962, at Otterbein United Methodist Church (the former St. Paul's E.U.B. Church) in Hagerstown.
June 8, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America held its annual volunteer recognition dinner March 1 at the Savoy Restaurant. The following Scout leaders were recognized for their years of service: Johnie Simpson, Frederick Shetter, Doug Henneberger, Chris Richwine and Julia Grove, 25 years; Robert Avey, 30 years; H. Ron Keefer, 40 years; and John Kinney, 65 years. Joe Bach was presented with the James E. West Award for his endowment contributions to the Boy Scouts.
October 24, 2007
Boy Scout Troop 2 of Hagerstown celebrated 80 years of service to the youth in Washington County at an event Aug. 11 at Washington County Regional Park. Advancement Chairman John Ewan shared the following information to the audience. Troop 2 started serving Scouts in 1927. The first Scoutmaster was Ernest Nichols, who served for six years. The first Troop Committee members were O. W. Dellinger, the Rev. F. Berry Plummer, M. B. Keener, Philo Statton and E. N. Funkhouser. There have been nine Scoutmasters, with Harry L. Salvator serving the longest term, 29 years from 1956 to 1984.
September 6, 2005
HAGERSTOWN email@example.com While serving as a Scoutmaster at a leadership camp in the late 1970s, Hagerstown resident Jerry Hoak was inspired. "I saw boys become young men in a week's time. That stayed with me," Hoak said. Hoak went on to become president of the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America and today, at 72, he continues to serve the group as a member of the executive board of directors. On Aug. 31, at the Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway, the Mason-Dixon Council presented Hoak with the distinguished citizen award for his 44 years of service.
May 11, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org When Boy Scouts go hiking, the slowest person sets the pace for the group. In Troop 100 of Hagerstown, that person is usually Scoutmaster Jack McCarter Sr. At 77, McCarter may not be as quick as he used to be, but he still loves camping and spending time with "his boys. " The Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America said McCarter is the oldest active Scoutmaster in the council, which covers the Tri-State area. He's guided his two sons and two of his grandsons to the rank of Eagle Scout and touched thousands of other lives along the way. One of the first people whose life he touched was Washington County Treasurer Todd Hershey, who said McCarter helped him overcome the loss of his father when he was in his early teens.