June 20, 2013
Sharpsburg picked up where it left off Wednesday, scoring 10 runs in the second inning of Game 2 of the Maryland District 1 11-12 softball best-of-3 series Thursday to secure a spot in the state tournament with a 14-11 victory over Halfway. Sharpsburg opened the series with a 6-2 win Wednesday. There was a definite disparity between Games 1 and 2 as both Sharpsburg and Halfway had their bats working and were both able to capitalize on opportunities presented by the other team. But it was Sharpsburg that was able to profit from the chances it was given.
June 11, 2013
Replacing Sharpsburg Elementary School remains Washington County Public School's next construction priority - after replacing Bester Elementary and building a “West City” elementary - although one county school board member last week asked about the possibility of building a general south county elementary school instead. If the school system were to use enrollment figures at the overcrowded Sharpsburg Elementary to justify a need for state funding for a south county elementary school instead of replacing Sharpsburg Elementary, that would mean the “elimination of Sharpsburg” Elementary, Deputy Superintendent Boyd Michael told board member Donna Brightman.
June 11, 2013
Wilbur S. (Bud) Miner, 70, of Boonsboro, Md., died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Donna M. (May) Miner for 48 years, having married on May 21, 1965. Born Jan. 27, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Walter Kefauver Miner and Cornelia Lucretia Shry Miner. He graduated in 1960 from North Hagerstown High School. He was employed with Maryland Correctional Institution, Hagerstown. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg.
June 6, 2013
Birthdays Today - Kayla Ridgely, Clear Spring, turns 2; Dick Kuhn, Foxville, turns 90; Kameron Kline, Linganore Avenue, Hagerstown, turns 12; Rita Hose, West Antietam Street, Sharpsburg, turns 48. June 8 - Jesse James Beaver of Hagerstown turns 11.
June 6, 2013
Beth Thomas of Sharpsburg has been named coordinator of the Regents Bachelor of Arts program at Shepherd University's Martinsburg Center. In her role as coordinator, Thomas will work with Martinsburg Center students completing their bachelor's degree through the RBA program. The credit-for-work-experience program assesses credit for experience through a portfolio review process and assists adult learners in selecting a program of study tailored to their career goals. “Beth Thomas brings a wealth of experience to this new position,” Jim Klein, director of the Martinsburg Center, said in a news release.
June 6, 2013
Sharpsburg Pike in the area of Summerlin Drive was closed for about an hour and half Wednesday evening after a Pontiac Sunfire crossed from the southbound lane into the northbound lane, colliding head-on with a pickup truck, according to Maryland State Police. The driver of the 1997 Sunfire, Katlyn Leigh Harris, 26, of Boonsboro, was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown after the 6:21p.m. crash, police said. The driver of the 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck, Roy Lee Householder, 29, of Hagerstown, was also taken to the hospital, police said.
May 30, 2013
Ora Lorraine Davis, 75, of Fairplay, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1937, in Sharpsburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Eli and Ruth Pauline Jackson Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Davis, in 1995. She was a 1955 graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Md. She was employed by Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Md., until her retirement. She was previously employed by Hagerstown Laundry and Safari Campground.
May 29, 2013
Nelson William Knight, 68, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born June 6, 1944, in Antietam Furnace, Md., he was the son of the late Gardner Howell Byrd and Wauneta Virginia Knight Griffith. He was a 1962 graduate of Boonsboro High School in Boonsboro, Md. He was employed by Rohr Industries in Hagerstown until retiring in 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam. He was a member of Burnside First Church of God in Sharpsburg.
May 26, 2013
“I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is marching on.” That verse is taken directly from the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and was written at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., by Julia Ward Howe on Nov. 18, 1861. The music was borrowed from a rendition of “John Brown's Body,” a tune developed by some Northern soldiers.