August 30, 2013
Nancy Replogle of Clear Spring captured the reserve world championship title and the first- place Super-Select title in aged mares at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Aug. 27 in Amarillo. Replogle showed the American quarter horse, Sweet Rosie O Grady, which is owned and bred by RC Whisner of New Stanton, Pa. The 2009 buckskin mare was sired by Kids Classic Style and out of What An Eyeful. In the aged mares class, 15 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $3,000.
August 14, 2013
The Texas Steakhouse & Saloon at 927 Foxcroft Ave. has closed, the restaurant's general manager confirmed Wednesday. “Saturday was our last day of business,” Andrew Mason said at the restaurant. Signs posted at the doors thank patrons for their loyalty to the company, “but unfortunately with the hard economy we have been forced to close this location.” Mason said the 40 to 50 full- and part-time staff who worked at the restaurant received little notice of the location's closure.
April 29, 2013
I can't remember where I just put down my coffee cup, but for some reason I have a keen, photo-like memory of my fourth-grade history textbook. And sad to say, it's taken me a lifetime to unlearn all the incorrect images that this book left behind. For example, the textbook had me thinking that Lewis and Clark and an Indian woman basically walked from Washington, D.C., to Seattle in a week or two. The drawing showed the two men in coonskin caps and Sacagawea in fringed buckskin with a feather or two popping out of her dome - they were standing on a hill, and she's pointing to the Pacific Ocean, in case L & C had somehow missed it. It probably was another 30 years before I learned that the expedition needed a small army and a couple of years to span the continent.
March 25, 2013
Alice J. “Sue” Lyon, 89, died at home in Willis, Texas, on Monday, March 18, 2013, following a brief illness. She was born in Daytona Beach, Fla., on April 27, 1923, to George O. and Alice S. Sowers. She graduated with honors from Hagerstown High School in 1941, and from Washington County Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. In 1945, she entered the Army Nurse Corps, serving at Valley Forge Hospital, where she met her future husband, Tunis J. Lyon, whom she married Feb. 16, 1946, and who preceded her in death after 66 years of marriage.
March 17, 2013
Timing has been everything for the Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team. The Hawks put a closing burst through three tournaments to earn a spot in the NJCAA Division I national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. The time was right for HCC after nearly a 20-year wait. HCC, seeded 12th in the 24-team field, faces Lee College of Baytown, Texas, on Monday evening at 5:30 in the first round of the revamped tournament. It used to be a 16-team double-elimination format. Now it's single elimination.
January 25, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL KEENE, Texas - Highland View Academy will play for third place in the Southwestern Hoops Classic after splitting a pair of games Friday at Southwestern Adventist University. The Tartans beat Greater Atlanta Academy 75-58 early Friday as Arthur Thomas recorded a triple-double with 23 points, 20 rebounds and 14 blocked shots. Hunter Sorenson led all scorers with 24 points. He hit four of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Highland View outscored Greater Atlanta 31-15.
January 19, 2013
Ralph Lee Mauck, 74, of Crane, Texas, and formerly of Williamsport, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his home. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps' 5th Battalion Platoon 172 from 1956 to 1958. Per his wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Acres West Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Odessa, Texas.
November 12, 2012
On Oct. 12, Michael Spalding was honored by the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He received his dean's honor list certificate for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher. Spalding is a junior at Texas Tech University and a graduate of South Hagerstown High. He is a business management major. He is the son of Steve and Jill Spalding of Hagerstown.
August 27, 2012
Ben Ross Almond, 74, of Hanover, Pa., husband of Patricia Trostle Almond, went to be with his Lord on Aug. 25, 2012, at York (Pa.) Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1938, in Marshall, Texas, he was the son of Bennye F. Hammock Almond of Marshall and the late Elmer Henderson Almond. He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Lee Almond, who died in 2002. A veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard of Texas, he served his country during the...
July 18, 2012
John Preston Turner, 65, of Richland, Texas, and formerly of 13905 Weaver Ave. in Maugansville, Md., died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, of health complications. Born Feb. 7, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Norman P. and Dorothy L. Turner. John graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1965. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of 18 years. He was a member of local Boy Scouts of America Troop 2, and also held the position of Cubmaster in Texas. John retired from Siemens, where he was a computer programmer.