May 17, 2013
Miss Poppy, Alexis Reel, 11-year-old daughter of Doug Reel of Sharpsburg and Stephanie Glascock of Martinsburg, W.Va., presented Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman with a poppy before the May 6 town council meeting. The presentation was planned to coincide with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and officially opened the annual poppy campaign of Antietam Unit 236 American Legion Auxiliary. Alexis is the great-great-granddaughter of Antietam Unit 236 Gold Star Mother Whylmenia Knight.
May 12, 2013
Nicholas “Nick” S. Frobouck, 62, of Sharpsburg, Md., and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. Born Nov. 10, 1950, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of Anne Stevenson of Bath, N.C., and the late Nicholas Frobouck. He was a 1968 graduate of South Allegheny High School in Glassport, Pa. Upon graduation, he attended California University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in geography. Nick owned and operated the Tall Timber Co. in Sharpsburg since 1985.
May 6, 2013
Dog Adult hound mix, male, tan and black, found on Shepherdstown Pike in Sharpsburg For more information, call the Humane Society at 301-733-2060.
May 3, 2013
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg welcomed Bishop Ralph Dunkin of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to its worship service April 21. Bishop Dunkin joined Pastor Karen Erskine Valentine and the congregation of Holy Trinity on the front steps of the church following a reception of new members into the congregation. Sharpsburg Library to show 'Lincoln' The Sharpsburg Library will show the Steven Spielberg Academy Award nominee movie “Lincoln” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The film is rated PG-13.
May 1, 2013
“I see where a Republican Congressman's rewriting history. He says there have been five terrorist attacks since President Obama's been in office. Uh, no, there's been two. Fort Hood, that guy was in the Army. These guys that did the Boston bombing were American citizens, and the other three were failures. And he said nobody, no terrorist attacks during George Bush's watch. I know I'm older and I'm losing my memory, but wasn't he president on Sept. 11, 2001? You can't rewrite history, fellas.
April 26, 2013
Three Washington County residents have been charged with stealing firearms, jewelry and other items from a Sharpsburg home, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Robert Lee Click III, 34, of 17502 Da Wrong Lane near Hagerstown, and Sydney Lee Taylor, 23, and Jarrett Kent Humphries, 22, both of 204 Carroll Ave. in Boonsboro, were charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor theft, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said the burglary occurred between the end of March and the beginning of April, when jewelry, musical instruments, tools, coin collections and a large number of firearms were stolen from a home in the 17000 block of General Stonewall Jackson Circle in Sharpsburg.
April 22, 2013
Garman “Bob” L. Bowers Sr., 85, of Fairplay, Md., passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at the home of his daughter. Born Oct. 11, 1927, in Sharpsburg, Md., he was the son of the late Kenneth W. and Nora (Benner) Bowers. His wife of 46 years, Wahneta F. Bowers, preceded him in death in 2002. Garman worked at Brandt Cabinet Works, Vertol Aircraft, Custer Channel Wing, Fairchild Industries, and retired from Mack Trucks, Inc. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown, Md. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He is survived by one son, Garman L. Bowers Jr.; one daughter, Karen W. Pierce and husband, Michael A.; two grandsons, Michael A. Pierce II and wife, Kelly G., and Garman L. Bowers III and fiancée, Olivia F. Tomsic; one great-grandson, Joseph B. Pierce; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe M. Pierce.
April 17, 2013
Birthdays Today - Brandon Hess, Ridge Avenue, Hagerstown, turns 19; Tim Getty Gay, Millers Sawmill Road, Sharpsburg, turns 53; Nevin W. Harshman, National Pike, Clear Spring, turns 22. Anniversary Today - Anthony and Kathleen Robinson are celebrating their fourth anniversary.