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Panthers come out in force for varsity football team

by Lisa Schauer “It’s a victory in itself getting 24 kids to come out,” said head coach Ron Hare before Hancock High School’ s first varsity football game of the season last weekend. With just 13 players last year, the Panthers have nearly doubled their numbers, as Hare starts his[Read More…]

Washington Co. Farm of the Year nominations sought

The Washington County Department of Business Development announces nominations by the public are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Washington County Farm of the Year. Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage embedded in Washington County, the Farm of the Year Award application is open to all farms[Read More…]

Woodmont Lodge open for annual tours & hike Sunday

The Maryland DNR will hold their annual Open House at Woodmont Lodge west of Hancock on Sunday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Showcasing the picturesque and historic Woodmont Lodge, the annual open house allows the public to explore memories of the early days of conservation in Maryland.[Read More…]

Butterfly tagging event at Cool Spring

The Potomac V alley Audubon Society is hosting a Monarch tagging event on September 14 from 5-6 p.m. at Cool Spring Nature Preserve, located at 1469 Lloyd Road in Charles Town, W.Va. The Monarch butterfly’ s migration to Mexico began in early August, near Winnipeg, Manitoba. The migration peaks in[Read More…]

Mary Ellen Pryor

Mary Ellen Pryor 1950-2022 Mary Ellen Pryor, age 72, of Mercersburg, Pa., died on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Md. Born April 8, 1950 in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lester Vernon and Mary Virginia Catlett Stotler. She was a member[Read More…]

Mona Fern Kidwell

Mona Fern Kidwell 1956-2022 Mona Fern Kidwell, age 66, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born July 27, 1956 in McConnellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Mary Ruth Pittman[Read More…]