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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
On Tuesday, Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance tried a sample of the Mango Wine Sorbet at Misty Meadow Farm near Smithsburg. “I thought it had wine,” Hance said after trying it and realizing that he was correct. Hance stopped at the creamery on the farm as part of his journey on Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail. Misty Meadow Farm is one of the trail's eight dairy farms across the state that produce ice cream and sell it directly to customers. He said each farm has something that sets it apart.
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OBITUARIES
August 20, 2013
Robert W. “Bob” Clopper, 77, of Blue Mountain Estates in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born July 24, 1936, in Leitersburg, he was the son of the late Ernest L. “Mike” Clopper and Naomi Ellen (Warrenfeltz) Clopper. He attended Leitersburg-area schools and Mount Aetna Seventh-day Adventist School. He was employed for six years by the Hagerstown Shoe Factory, 26 years by Double-Day Book Binding Co. in Smithsburg and 10 years by the Washington County Board of Education before retiring in 1998.
OBITUARIES
August 20, 2013
Frederick H. Kegarise Jr., 42, of Apple Blossom Court in Hagerstown, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1971, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Melodie Ann Pryor of Maugansville and the late Frederick H. Kegarise Sr. He attended South Hagerstown High School. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple. He was a restaurant manager by trade. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Lee (Bear) Kegarise; children, Katelynn Lee Kegarise and Frederick Harold Kegarise III; half brothers, Tyson Kegarise and Timmy Kegarise, both of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Violet Toms of Hagerstown; and stepmother, Debra Kegarise of Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
August 19, 2013
Virginia “Jenny” Belle (Bowers) Deal, 76, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown. Born on Nov. 1, 1936, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Glenn Linford and Nettie (Worthington) Bowers. Jenny attended the Community Mennonite Church in Boonsboro. She was an Avon representative for 44 years and was a newspaper carrier for The Herald-Mail for 25 years. Jenny is survived by her husband, Gerald A. Deal Sr.; three sons, Gerald A. Deal Jr. of Smithsburg, Md., Gregory L. Deal of Smithsburg, and Curtis W. Deal of Clear Spring, Md.; two brothers, Glenn and Joseph Bowers, both of Hagerstown; and one sister, Ann Rowland of Williamsport.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2013
A man who admitted during an interview for a law-enforcement job that he had sex with an unconscious woman was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to a third-degree sex offense. Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley sentenced Taylor Richard Metzger, 22, of Windy Haven Road, Smithsburg, to three years in state prison, suspending two years and ordering that the remaining year be served in the Washington County Detention Center. On March 4, Metzger was being interviewed for a position with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, according to the investigative report filed by that agency.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | August 14, 2013
Residents of the Smithsburg area who are interested in restoring the Town Hall tower are invited to attend the first general meeting of the “Tower Team” on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Town Hall, 21 W. Water St., at 7 p.m. The Tower Team is a group of citizens promoting the effort to put a tower back atop the 120-year-old building that houses the town government and police department.  The tower was removed in the 1980s and vinyl siding was applied...
NEWS
August 12, 2013
Dance students from My Dance Studio in Smithsburg took a trip to New York City recently. The students went with Director Lezlee Sabo to experience various disciplines of dance at Broadway Dance Center, take in the sights and catch a Broadway show.  
NEWS
August 11, 2013
The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at six locations - Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. Smithsburg, Keedysville and Williamsport are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Potomac Towers, Walnut Towers and Francis Murphy are open Monday through Friday. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the days they are open. The agency requires that you call by 11:30 a.m. to give them a two-working-days reservation notice.
NEWS
August 11, 2013
The Smithsburg Lions Club held its installation of officers June 26 at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. District Gov.-Elect Kent Eitemiller installed the following officers for the coming year: President, Jack Wenthe; first vice president, Elisa Sharpe; second vice president, Eric Davis; third vice president, George Souders; secretary, Barbara Weaver; treasurer, Bonnie Schaller; lion tamer, Diane Wenthe; tail twister, Tina Davis;...
NEWS
August 10, 2013
A man died Saturday night after a tractor rolled over onto him in the 22200 block of Jefferson Boulevard near Smithsburg, Maryland State Police said. Terry Verdier, 42, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center, police said. Police said it appeared that Verdier was mowing his lawn on a hillside using a zero-turn-style mower when it rolled over on top of him, pinning him underneath the mower for a undetermined time period.      Authorities were dispatched to 22217 Jefferson Boulevard after the incident was reported at 8:01 p.m. A state police helicopter that had been dispatched to the incident was subsequently canceled, officials said.
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