November 11, 2012
The Williamsport High School SADD (Students Against Destructive Driving) Chapter will conduct a campaign this week called “It Only Takes One,” meaning it only takes one text, one phone call or one drink to throw your judgment off the road. The campaign will target junior and senior students who have a driver's license, to urge them to stay focused on the road. Many activities are scheduled throughout the week to support this issue. Students from SADD plan to decorate the sidewalks outside the school to remind students to stay focused on the road.
November 11, 2012
Williamsport High School First marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade nine - William G. Andrews, Amelia C. Baker, Taylor P. Baker, Megan E. Budnicki, Alissa M. Clark, Edward A. Cunningham, Sarah R. Eckstine, Hadley P. Giles, Emily C. Green, Alex L. Gregg, Kaci A. Gutteridge, Joshua D. Jamison, Kaila N. Johnson, Mason J. Kreps, Alexis A. Lewis, Natalie T. McHale, Erica J. Mohn, Alexander H. Nichols, Tatiana I....
November 9, 2012
Donald Markwood Hoffman, 57, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his home. Born in Hagerstown on July 18, 1955, he was the son of the late Donald Markwood Hoffman Sr., and Wanda M. Teach Hoffman Whipp of Falling Waters, W.Va. He was a 1973 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed for 30 years at Redland Brick in Williamsport, as a kiln operator. He was a member of Improved Order of Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84, Williamsport.
November 9, 2012
Gary Lee Gruber, 66, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at his home. Born in Williamsport, July 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Raymond Henry and Dorothy Irene Byers Gruber. He was a 1964 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Hagerstown (Md.) Junior College. Gary served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Trooper First Class from the Maryland State Police in 1992; and, following retirement, he served for seven years as a deputy with the Washington County Register of Wills.
November 3, 2012
Margaret “Maggie” Hetzer was an original. Her friends said she never missed calling on their birthdays and anniversaries, and those of their family members. “She always asked about our families. She never talked about herself. She ended her phone calls with, 'I love you,'” said Lieba Cohen of Hagerstown. “How do you describe somebody like that?” said Bill Hetzer, Maggie's husband of 43 years. “Special,” said Carolyn Brooks of Hagerstown. Even though Maggie didn't like to shop in stores, the “fashionista,” as described by Tina Angle of Hagerstown, had a knack for finding the perfect gifts for her friends and styles that suited her unique fashion sense in the catalogs from which she shopped.
November 2, 2012
The Williamsport Wildcats football team had two reasons to celebrate on Friday night. For one reason, it was Senior Night at Williamsport High School. The Wildcats paid back the hometown support with their first win of the season in their regular-season finalé, 32-7 over the Clear Spring Blazers. Williamsport (1-9) is 9-0 against Clear Spring (3-7) since the first meeting between the two schools in 2004. Junior Jack Kelly caught three touchdown passes from senior quarterback T.J. Boyer and added a touchdown run to lead the way for the Wildcats.
October 20, 2012
The rallies that happened on Williamsport High School's volleyball court Saturday afternoon were part of a much more significant rally - the one by the community to remember the late Samantha Kelly. With the help of dozens of people who have had a hand creating the Wildcats' rich and storied volleyball tradition for the last 35 years, the first-ever Williamsport Alumni Volleyball event became a reality, with all the proceeds benefiting the Samantha Kelly Memorial Fund. Kelly was an All-County standout for Williamsport's volleyball and tennis programs from 2008 until her life was cut short by an auto accident that also claimed the life of classmate Brendon Colliflower last May. “This is just something that's indescribable,” said Kelly's mother, Jonna Vinci.
October 18, 2012
Barbara Lee Taylor Shaw, 74, of Williamsburg, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. She was born in Williamsport, Md., and was a 1956 graduate of Williamsport High School. She enjoyed spending time with her family, farming, feeding calves and reading novels. Barb is survived by a daughter Wendy Sue Farrar of Worcester, Mass.; a son, Steve Shaw of Williamsburg; and six grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by John Bolger of Williamsburg. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.
October 13, 2012
Name: Chris Kelly Date of Birth: July 19, 1988 Address: 1425 Glenwood Ave. Education: Graduate of Williamsport High School, 2006; post-secondary diploma in automotive technology from James Rumsey Technical Institute, 2011. Occupation: Groundskeeper, Hagerstown Community College Party affiliation: Republican Political experience: None Did not respond to questions.