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October 31, 2008
Bussard receives Masonic award Masons of Antietam Lodge 197 of Keedysville bestowed a 50-year Masonic service award on Thomas W. Bussard Sr. of Sharpsburg in a recent ceremony. Bussard originally joined Eureka Lodge in Sharpsburg in 1958, then transferred to Antietam Lodge upon the closure of Eureka. He served in all chairs of the lodge, except worshipful master, and was a catechism coach for more than 10 years. Grand Inspector John Bradfield bestowed the award, special certificate and pin for Bussard's many years of Masonic service to the fraternity as well as to his community.
By KYLE RAIOS | June 27, 2009
HALFWAY -- With a pitch sitting up nice and high, Ryan Downs had no doubt where the ball was going. Somewhere over the fence in left-center field. Downs hit a three-run home run -- his fourth homer in two days -- on Saturday to lead the Halfway to a 12-0 victory over Sharpsburg in the second round of the District 1 9-10 All-Star Tournament. Meanwhile, Jordan Wood struck out nine of the 12 batters he faced, while walking only two in a dominating, no-hit performance for Halfway.
November 8, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - Back on the job for nearly two months, the chief of Sharpsburg volunteer ambulance company is approaching a massive reorganization as if he is starting a new service. The Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services Inc. still is on probation, but Larry Myers said he hopes new bylaws, new officers and help from the Washington County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association will put the company back on track. It has been a tumultuous year for the service, marked by infighting and staffing shortages.
February 21, 2013
A 66-year-old woman from Sharpsburg is Washington County's latest lottery jackpot winner. The woman claimed a $625,000 Multi-Match jackpot Friday, according to a press release from the Maryland Lottery. She correctly matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing. “I found out I won late Monday night when my twin sons woke me up with the news,” the woman said in the release. “They came knocking on my door screaming that I had hit the jackpot.” The woman's sons checked her ticket online and saw that all her numbers matched.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | | December 22, 2010
A Sharpsburg teen died Wednesday when the vehicle he was riding in struck a fence and two trees, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Reed Alexander Cantler, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene of a late afternoon crash on Geeting Road near Sharpsburg, Washington County Sheriff's Department Deputy 1st Class David Izat said. At about 3:50 p.m., Reed and three other Sharpsburg teens were traveling southbound on Geeting Road when the driver lost control, a sheriff's office news release said.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | June 22, 2013
A three-run deficit before its first at-bat? No problem for Sharpsburg's 9-10 All-Stars. Sharpsburg's hitters made short work of the deficit, scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the first and rolling to a four-inning 17-7 victory over American on Saturday afternoon in a Maryland District 1 9-10 tournament game. “We hit the ball well,” Sharpsburg manager G.E. Ingram said. “We were down 3-0, but our kids didn't hang their heads. When all 13 kids can put the bat on the ball, that is a real plus.
By WILL ROBINSON | | June 29, 2013
No one knows if anyone wins when an irresistible force faces an immovable object. In the case of the Maryland District 1 Little League 9-10 tournament championship game, it was who caught fire first. Federal had a five-game winning streak, but Sharpsburg was the winners' bracket champion when they met on Saturday. Federal couldn't budge Sharpsburg as it came away with a 8-4 victory. It was Sharpsburg's third title of the 2013 tournament season, adding the 9-10 crown to the 9-10 and 11-12 softball titles.
By PAT SCHOOLEY / Special to The Herald-Mail | November 16, 2008
o This is the 172nd in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. The house at Belinda Springs sits south of Sharpsburg on a private gravel lane a half-mile east of Harpers Ferry Road. Mature woodlands line the lane, then open on the right into a broad flood plain that slopes gently to Antietam Creek. On the left, a massive stone chimney dominates the stone faade of the house facing the lane. Behind the stone section of this house stands a log wing sheathed in clapboard.
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