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NEWS
July 28, 2013
Weis Markets recently announced the rollout of its annual Your Neighbors, Our Farmers local produce program. The campaign promotes the quality and longevity of Weis Markets' local produce program and highlights the contributions of 13 farmers and their families who supply Weis Markets' stores with produce. “We were local before local was cool,” said Kurt Schertle, executive vice president of sales and merchandising for Weis Markets. “Although this is the peak season for buying local produce, we are year-round customers of locally sourced agricultural products, including milk, eggs, pork, beef and poultry.
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NEWS
July 27, 2013
A Sharpsburg man who was immobilized in his yard for three days after falling 4 feet from his porch was rescued Saturday and flown to Meritus Medical Center, according to a fire official. The man was discovered Saturday afternoon outside of his home on Hoffmaster Road in Sharpsburg by a tenant who rents property from him, Potomac Valley Fire Co. Chief Eric Gray said. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center by a Maryland State Police helicopter, Gray said. The man had been immobilized since Wednesday, Gray said.
OBITUARIES
July 25, 2013
Whylmenia Margaret "Willie" Knight, 91, of Dargan, Md., passed away at her home on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Dargan, she was the daughter of the late Arnold James and Lilly Mae Jamison Ingram. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis W. "Skunk" Knight, in 1999. She worked at Dorbee Manufacturing in Hagerstown and retired from Amstrahm Electronics in Maugansville. Willie was a member of Samples Manor Church of God and a Gold Star member of American Legion Post 236 Sharpsburg, Md. She is survived by a daughter, Doris L. Shoemaker and her husband, Ernie and a daughter, Frances "Cookie" Grim and her husband, Bob, all of Dargan; granddaughter, Wanda Poffenberger of Sharpsburg, whom she raised; a sister, Evelyn Longerbeam of Millville, W.Va.; a brother, Thurston Ingram of Dargan; an aunt, Eloise Grim; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
NEWS
July 22, 2013
Conococheague, Sharpsburg played great games To the editor: On Friday, July 5, the Conococheague 11-12 Little League All-Stars went to Sharpsburg, where they beat the Sharpsburg team on its turf. It was a good night and a good game, and both teams played well. Conococheague definitely had some “angels in the outfield,” as they had some great defensive plays. They came Tuesday, July 9, at Conococheague's home field in Williamsport. The “angels” took a break as the team had some costly errors in the first few innings.
SPORTS
July 22, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013   YOUTH SOFTBALL BRISTOL, Conn. - A nine-run first inning spelled doom for Sharpsburg in the Little League 11-12 Softball Eastern Regional on Monday in a 10-4 loss to New Jersey (Robbinsville). Maryland fell to 1-1 in pool play and returns to action tonight at 8 against New York. The final game of pool play is scheduled for Wednesday against Pennsylvania at 5 p.m. Karly Payne and Payton Smith had two hits each for Valley. Maryland outhit New Jersey 7-6 and scored its runs in the third and sixth innings in a comeback effort.
OPINION
July 16, 2013
“I'm calling to congratulate the 11-12 Sharpsburg girls softball team for continuing on to the state championship on Wednesday. The girls are doing a wonderful job. Let's keep going, let's take that state title and move on to Connecticut. Way to go, Sharpsburg girls 11 and 12 softball team.” - Boonsboro “Will you please publish the names of the people who play in Williamsport Community Band? They do such a wonderful job. We always hear the name Susie Kunkle, their leader, but without the members, she would have no band.
SPORTS
July 16, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 YOUTH BASEBALL WILLARDS, Md. - The Sharpsburg Little League 9-10 All-Stars were eliminated from the Maryland State Tournament on Tuesday, falling 4-1 to Elkton in the losers' bracket semifinal at Willards Little League. In what was primarily a pitching duel, Nolan Tull and Christopher Pearce each went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Elkton. Sharpsburg was held to two hits - one each by Josh Giffen and Josh Grubb. On Monday, Sharpsburg stayed alive with a wild 16-15 victory over Easton.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
The Washington County Historical Society will hold a free tour day Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Miller House Museum for employees, retirees and their families of the firms participating in the “Made in Washington County: Our Rich Industrial Heritage” exhibit. A new item was added to the exhibit since its initial opening. A Marker rifle, made in Sharpsburg in the 1800s, was a late arrival and joined the many historic and current examples of industries that have been a part of the county's long economic success.
SPORTS
July 14, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013 YOUTH SOFTBALL Maryland 9-10 State Tournament CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. - The Sharpsburg Little League team started the state tournament with two victories. Sunday, Sharpsburg stayed alive in the winners' bracket with a 3-2 win over Tri-City as Sylvan Downin and Madison Griffith pulled off a double steal for the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth. Pitching was strong for Sharpsburg in both games. Sunday, Bri Pittsnogle allowed only one hit and struck out nine.
OBITUARIES
July 11, 2013
Terence John Hopkinson Sr., 68, of Chestnut Grove Road in Sharpsburg, Md., passed from this life on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Feb. 20, 1945, in London, England, he was the son of the late Daniel and Florence Elizabeth Hopkinson. Terry was the head of security for 30 years at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. He also worked occasionally as a master barber at Rocco's Barber Shop in Hyattstown, Md. He was member of the Pigeon Club in Hagerstown for many years, and will be fondly remembered for his love of all things outdoors.
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