Hancock News

Maryland winter turkey season open Jan. 23-25

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Thursday, January 23 to Saturday, January 25 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2019 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is…

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Hospital sees rise in flu cases, health officials urge prevention & vaccine

by Kate Evans Seasonal influenza activity is high across the United States and continues to increase, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This region was among 46 states and Puerto Rico with widespread flu activity, including West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio. The District of Columbia had local flu activity. A…

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Herbert I. Golden, Sr.

Herbert I. Golden, Sr. 1928-2020 Herbert I. Golden, Sr., age 91, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the War Memorial Hospital, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Born in Hancock, on November 30, 1928, he was the son of the late Stanley W. and Cornelia (Mellott) Golden; and the husband of the…

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Joseph L. Horst

Joseph L. Horst 1941-2020 Joseph Lee Horst, age 78, of Mars, passed away on Friday morning, January 10, 2020 in the comfort of his home with his family at his side. Born in Greencastle, Pa. on October 20, 1941, he was a son of the late Michael and Esther Eby Horst. Joe started his career…

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Benjamin L. DeShong

Benjamin L. DeShong 1941-2020 Benjamin Lee DeShong, age 78, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Doey’s House, in Hagerstown, Md. Born October 18, 1941, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Bryan DeShong and Mary Marguerite (Schetrompf) DeShong; and the husband of Rosela M. “Kitty” (Rhodes) DeShong.…

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Denver G. Kerns, Sr.

Denver G. Kerns, Sr. 1935-2020 Denver G. Kerns, Sr., 84, of New London passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020, at the New London Specialty Care Center in New London. Denver was born on October 1, 1935, in Gore, Virginia, the son of Edgar Robert Lee & Grace Mae (Yost) Kerns. He was united in marriage…

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William E. Dugan

William E. Dugan 1933-2020 William Edward Dugan, age 86, of Hancock, Md., passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Gottlieb Hospital, in Melrose Park, Illinois. Born August 16, 1933, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late William Edward and Mildred (Piper) Dugan; and the husband of Dorothy E. (Lynch) Dugan, whom he…

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Nola I. Buffington

Nola I. Buffington 1935-2020 Nola Irene Buffington, age 84, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., formerly of Dillsburg, Pa., died on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC. Born April 15, 1935 in Bellwood, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles Paul and Mary Alda Detwiler Fisher. Nola attended public schools in…

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