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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 1, 2013
A large sheet of ice covered part of Lake Royer on Tuesday, but that did not stop a group of daring souls to try to swim out and touch it at the second annual Polar Plunge Party at Fort Ritchie Community Center (FRCC) in Cascade. “I can't feel anything from the waist down,” Emily Grimes, 13, said after taking the plunge. “I did it last year and had a great time, but it was definitely colder this year. There wasn't ice last year.” Grimes, who is from Frederick, Md., did the plunge with her friend Megan Gutierrez, 14, last year.
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July 29, 1998
photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer enlarge By BRENDAN KIRBY / Staff Writer A Hagerstown teenager drowned in a quarry just outside Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon after he jumped off a cliff 75 feet above the water, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Robert James Wells, 16, of 13545 Halifax Drive, went with four friends to swim in the quarry, which is off Hump Road on property owned by the Hagerstown Block Co. --cont from front page -- The boys began swimming at about 5:30 p.m. but were ordered out of the quarry by a company employee, deputies said.
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by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | June 29, 2006
Water overflowed the Antietam Creek, affecting residents and drivers in the Funkstown area.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 4, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com A man pulled his friend from Antietam Creek at the Mount Aetna Road bridge Thursday evening after both jumped off a dam into the water. Witnesses said Terry Peterson was underwater for a few minutes. Peterson was in the emergency room at Washington County Hospital Thursday night, according to a nursing supervisor. His condition was not available. His wife, Nikita Peterson, who also was in the water, was being treated in the emergency room, the nursing supervisor said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2012
A new weather record was set in Hagerstown on Friday. The temperature reached 100.7 degrees at 3:57 p.m., the hottest day in June ever recorded in Hagerstown, according to i4weather.net , a website operated by local weather observer Greg Keefer. It broke the old record of 100 degrees set in 1934 and 1988. HMTV 6 meteorologist Brittany Beggs said a heat wave has gripped Washington County. “This weekend will consist of temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s, and overnight lows near 70,” Beggs said.
NEWS
April 24, 2009
City of Hagerstown water customers in the area of Medical Campus Drive may experience discolored water because of a fire flow test that is scheduled to be performed Thursday, April 30, about 9 a.m. at the new hospital site, according to a city press release. Customers are cautioned to check water conditions, particularly before using automatic washing machines, according to the release.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin Wednesday and continue through Oct. 9 in the areas bordering and including Spring Valley, Paramount, Paramount Manor and Hunter Hill. Water customers in these areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, are cautioned to continually check their water supply for discolored water that may occur because of this work.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown which began on Friday, Oct. 12. will continue through Monday, Nov. 5, in the following area: All of Maugansville including Marshall Street and Collegiate Acres, to the Hagerstown corporate limits and Maugans Avenue to Woodlands.   Water customers in these areas are cautioned to frequently check their water supply for discolored water that may occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines....
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown, which began Tuesday, Nov. 6, will continue through Monday, Nov. 19, in the area along Pennsylvania Avenue north of Orchard Hill, Northridge subdivision, the Hagerstown Airport and Industry Drive. The city asks water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, to frequently check their water supply for discolored water which may occur because of this work.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin Friday and continue through Oct. 19 in Maugansville, including Marshall Street and Collegiate Acres to the Hagerstown corporate limits and Maugans Avenue to Woodlands.   Water customers in these areas are cautioned to continually check their water supply for discolored water that may occur, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
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