April 15, 2013
Donald Eugene “Butch” Walker, 74, of Leetown, W.Va., died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Joanna Marceron officiating.
April 7, 2013
Christian Walker stroked an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to lead Delmarva to a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Hagerstown Suns. The victory allowed the Shorebirds (3-1) to win the season-opening series over the Suns. Walker drove in both Delmarva runs in the win. Delmarva pitching - led by Branden Kline, a Thomas Johnson graduate and the Baltimore Orioles' No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft - held the Suns to three hits. Hagerstown's only run came on Brandon Miller's first home run in the seventh, a leadoff shot to center that tied the game at 1. Kline pitched six innings, allowing two hits, while walking two and striking out three in the no decision.
April 2, 2013
Mrs. Mary June Kuhn Walker, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was the wife of the late Joseph Hurd Walker II, her husband of 68 years, who died in 2010. Born June 22, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry Clyde Kuhn and Vesta Naomi Manahan Kuhn Ramsey. She graduated with the class of 1939 from Hagerstown High School. She worked for C&P Telephone Co. during World War II; Goldwater's Department Store in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and retired as a court clerk from State of Maryland District Court in Washington County.
February 14, 2013
Ruth M. Walker, 84, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 26, 1928, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Florence V. Keadle Clark. Ruth attended Mercersburg Public School, and graduated with high honors from Mercersburg High School in May 1946, and was valedictorian of her high school class. She attended Hagerstown Business School from September 1946 through September 1947, and graduated with honors.
August 29, 2012
Hagerstown Children's Theater and Walker Performing Arts will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Visitors may register for fall classes. Classes include theater skill development, voice, guitar, instrumental, dance, preschool day and evening classes and home school classes. For more information, call 301-733-8261 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 21, 2012
Two former agents for a criminal bonding business are accused of writing more than $1.2 million in unauthorized bonds while conspiring to embezzle from their employer, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Mathew Francis and Shelly L. Garrison, both of Martinsburg, are charged with single counts of embezzlement and conspiracy, the court records said. Francis, 38, was arraigned Thursday by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, who set a $15,000 personal recognizance bond for the defendant, the records said.
May 22, 2012
After years of operating out of local churches and a small studio space, hundreds of area arts education students now have a new place to call home. Hagerstown officials joined Walker Performing Arts owners Teri and Jerry Walker for a ribbon-cutting Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of their organization, which runs the Hagerstown Children's Theater, at its new downtown location in the Academy Theater at 58 E. Washington St. “We're really excited about it,” Teri Walker said Monday.
May 18, 2012
Watching 66-year-old Dorothy Kuhn slowly inch her walker around Greencastle-Antrim High School's track on Friday for the start of the Greencastle Relay for Life was nothing short of inspirational. The 18-year breast cancer survivor managed to travel a quarter of a mile on the track at Kaley Field before stopping to take a breather. “I lost my husband to cancer eight years ago,” Kuhn said. “So anything I can do to help, I want to do.” With the help of her family's Just Dreaming 4 a Cure Team, Kuhn dreams of one day stopping cancer in its tracks.
April 21, 2012
Mary Eno's short tousled locks of hair wafted in the breeze as she ran across the finish line. When she pushed unruly strands away from her face, she thought about how thankful she is to have them. “It's nice to have hair,” she said. “It's cold when you are bald. I don't know how bald guys do it.” Eno, 56, of Rockville, Md., spent a year without hair while she underwent chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. Now, she is a four-year survivor. Eno and her husband, Mark LeGrande, joined more than 125 other runners and walkers on Saturday at Hospice of Washington County's 5K Run/Walk at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park.
April 7, 2012
Gloria Jean Walker, 55, of 925 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, April 6, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1956, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late George L. Robinson Jr. and Shirley M. Dickey Robinson. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Temple. She is survived by her husband, John Walker; one son, Charles Reger of Hagerstown; five sisters, Anna Schlotterbeck, Debbie Black, Rose Burker, Cindy Smith and Audran Robinson; two brothers, George Robinson Jr. and Robert Robinson; one granddaughter, Michelle Reger; and three stepgranddaughters, Christina McNair, Tanay McNair and Reba West.