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February 24, 2009
Hearts' N Hand Quilting Club members work on assembling a quilt. The quilting club meets twice a month at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport and makes about 90 quilts a year. The quilts are donated and shipped overseas.
NEWS
January 20, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - A pork and sauerkraut dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Zion Lutheran Church's fellowship hall, 35 W. Potomac St. The cost is a freewill offering to benefit the building fund.
OBITUARIES
January 24, 2011
Tyler Joseph Shaw, 20, of Middletown, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Meritus Hospital in Hagerstown. The family will receive friends Tuesday at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m.at Zion Lutheran Church,  Middletown. The Rev. Tim May will officiate. Burial will be private.
NEWS
February 16, 2009
JULY 19, 1919-FEB. 14, 2009 MIDDLETOWN, Md. - A. Marie Sigler, 89, of Middletown, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born July 19, 1919, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Sarah Bowlus Sigler. Her husband, Ralph L. Sigler, died in 2000. She was employed by Hanover Shoe Co. in Middletown for many years and coordinated its Christmas programs for many years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, served on the altar guild and taught Zion Daughter Sunday school class.
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By PAULA GREEN SHUPP | December 22, 2009
o Read more Paula Green Shupp columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Christmas dinner The Shepherd's Table, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., will serve dinner Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dinner is free to all. The Shepherd's Table will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31, and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 7. The Shepherd's Table is sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium and host churches:...
OBITUARIES
September 26, 2011
Mrs. Elizabeth Kay “Libby” Bowers, 61, of Myersville, died unexpectedly Saturday at her home. She was the wife of James Bowers for 35 years and was predeceased by her first husband, Marvin Russell Heatherly. Born in Frederick, July 9, 1950, she was a daughter of Lucille Bowser Wiles, Myersville, and the late Charles Ellsworth “Hambone” Wiles. She was employed in the restaurant business for many years and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, where she taught Sunday school for 17 years.
OBITUARIES
February 21, 2013
Mrs. Pearl Maybelle Huffer, 94, of Middletown, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was the wife of Fred M. Huffer, who died Feb. 1, 1992. Born in Frostown, Md., on May 19, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Susan Kephart Main.  She was employed in the Middletown cafeteria, and later at American Optical in Frederick, Md., until her retirement. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, and was an avid quilter.
NEWS
December 13, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - The winners of the town's annual Christmas decorating contest were announced Monday. They are: Commercial division First: Cutting Lane Second: Williamsport Nursing Home Third: Rosemary's Florist Fourth: Zion Lutheran Church Best overall decorated house and yard First: 38 W. Frederick St. (Murray) Second: 227 Maplehurst Ave. (Scheidegger) Third: 28 Springfield Lane (Lauver) Fourth: 20 E. Potomac St. (Eyler) Best decorated entryway First: 119 E. Potomac St. (Butts)
OBITUARIES
March 4, 2012
Joycelee Bussard Leatherman, 63, of Myersville, Md., died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the home of her sister in Middletown, Md., after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown. The service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. The Rev. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Myersville.
LIFESTYLE
September 21, 2012
The Dove and Olive Branch Inc., a gathering place for people with early-stage memory impairments, will begin serving the community Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, at 107 W. Main St., in Middletown, Md. The participant-driven forum provides a safe and welcoming environment for people, offering social interaction, engagement, and a non-denominational spiritual focus in the compassionate company of others with similar challenges. Participants must have a diagnosis of an early-stage memory impairment, be ambulatory, and be willing to engage socially.
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OBITUARIES
May 16, 2013
Kevin James Allen, 45, of Lake Ariel, Pa., formerly of Boonsboro, Md., died unexpectedly on May 13, at the Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. Kevin was born on April 12, 1968, and grew up in Middletown, Md. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1986. His first job was at Noland Company, where he worked for 10 years, before joining Cooper Industries as an outside salesman. He recently moved to Pennsylvania for employment with a local electric company. Kevin loved sports and was an avid enthusiast.
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OBITUARIES
May 13, 2013
Gerald Edgar “Nick” Nicodemus, 84, of Hagerstown, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md. Born Oct. 23, 1928, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Willie and May Huntsberry Nicodemus. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Virginia E. Nicodemus, who died Dec. 14, 2007. Gerald was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport. He was employed with Western Maryland Hospital for 27 years, retiring in 1985; and Danzer Metal for 10 years, retiring in 1995.
OBITUARIES
February 21, 2013
Mrs. Pearl Maybelle Huffer, 94, of Middletown, Md., died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was the wife of Fred M. Huffer, who died Feb. 1, 1992. Born in Frostown, Md., on May 19, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Lafayette and Susan Kephart Main.  She was employed in the Middletown cafeteria, and later at American Optical in Frederick, Md., until her retirement. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church for more than 50 years, and was an avid quilter.
NEWS
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | February 6, 2013
Happy birthday to Martin “Buck” Harsh Jr., who turns 87 on Feb. 7. Harsh has lived in Williamsport all his life, except for the years he served in the Navy during World War II. He owned Harsh's Meat Market until he retired.   Community Band prepares for 2013 The Williamsport Community Band will begin its 16th season with an all-member and new-member practice Sunday at St. James Brethren Church's auditorium, 17718 Lappans Road in St. James. Rehearsal is from 2 to 4 p.m. The band invites anyone with band-playing experience to come and be a playing member of the band.
OBITUARIES
October 31, 2012
Wayne Vernon Holter, 75, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1936, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late D. Vernon and Helen (Hoffman) Holter. Wayne graduated from Frederick High School in 1954 and went on to Western Maryland College, where he graduated in 1958. Wayne then graduated with his Masters of Education degree in 1964. He served his country with the U.S. Army in the 558th Signal Company, which was called to active duty in 1961 by President Kennedy during the Berlin crisis.
NEWS
October 11, 2012
“Embracing Our Oneness” was the theme of Church Women United in Washington County's annual meeting and human rights celebration Sept. 24 at Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown.  The three individuals honored were Thelma Brewer, Marybelle Hose and the Rev. Edward L. Poling. The Valiant Women Award was presented to Brewer and Hose, who have given service to their church and community and who live the gospel message in their everyday life.  Poling was honored with the Human Rights Award.
LIFESTYLE
September 21, 2012
The Dove and Olive Branch Inc., a gathering place for people with early-stage memory impairments, will begin serving the community Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, at 107 W. Main St., in Middletown, Md. The participant-driven forum provides a safe and welcoming environment for people, offering social interaction, engagement, and a non-denominational spiritual focus in the compassionate company of others with similar challenges. Participants must have a diagnosis of an early-stage memory impairment, be ambulatory, and be willing to engage socially.
OBITUARIES
March 4, 2012
Joycelee Bussard Leatherman, 63, of Myersville, Md., died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the home of her sister in Middletown, Md., after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, Middletown. The service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown. The Rev. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman will officiate. Burial will be in Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Myersville.
OBITUARIES
September 26, 2011
Mrs. Elizabeth Kay “Libby” Bowers, 61, of Myersville, died unexpectedly Saturday at her home. She was the wife of James Bowers for 35 years and was predeceased by her first husband, Marvin Russell Heatherly. Born in Frederick, July 9, 1950, she was a daughter of Lucille Bowser Wiles, Myersville, and the late Charles Ellsworth “Hambone” Wiles. She was employed in the restaurant business for many years and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, where she taught Sunday school for 17 years.
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