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Joyce Ann Bonner

Joyce Ann Bonner 1934-2024 Joyce Ann Bonner, age 90, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Md. Born April 27, 1934 in Peoria, Ill., she was daughter of the late David and Roxie Koger Gregory. She was of Methodist faith. Joyce was a[Read More…]

Faith updates council on Public Works upgrades

by Geoff Fox Town Manager Mike Faith told town officials Public Works recently repaired a leak on Blue Hill and will have to replace the hydrant in that area as well as the intersection of High Street and Virginia Avenue. Faith said they had to dig three holes before Public[Read More…]

Hancock in official drought area

by Geoff Fox The last few weeks have been extremely hot and, minus a few stray showers, lacking substantial rainfall across the area. High temperatures were forecasted to see triple digits on Monday and Tuesday and drop no lower than 86 through Sunday, according the National Weather Service. With temperatures[Read More…]

Hancock to become Community School, adds new position

by Geoff Fox Hancock Middle-Senior High School will have a little change come next year, as it becomes a Community School. As of October 2023, according to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future website, there are 12 Community Schools in Washington County. Baltimore City has the most with 152 Community Schools,[Read More…]

Hancock Police Report

Hancock Police report the following arrests and incidents from the week of July 1-7: July 1 Check well being, 100 block Pennsylvania Avenue. Subjects not home. Assisted Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hancock area, 200 block East Main Street. Service to advise, first block Grand Street. Subject advised. Warrant attempt, 300[Read More…]

Help track wild turkey trends

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources conducts an annual survey to monitor turkey populations and help explain and predict annual or regional population changes. And the public can help. Anyone who sees wild turkeys between July 1 and August 31 can report the encounter using an online form. The Wild[Read More…]