Hancock News

Keefer, Cline, Baker win new terms on commission

by Geoff Fox & Kate Shunney After months of candidates campaigning, voters turned out on Tuesday, November 6, to let their voices be heard across Maryland and the nation. Locally, eleven candidates sought five seats on the county commission. Three incumbent commissioners won their seat back while two newcomers will join them. Jeff Cline was…

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High School holds annual Veterans Day ceremony

by Geoff Fox Each year, students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony where students assemble in the auditorium listening to speakers talk about the sacrifices soldiers have made throughout history. At 11 a.m. Monday morning, Principal Sabrina McCoy greeted those in attendance in the auditorium to the ceremony, including students…

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WWI presentation to be held in Hancock Nov. 11

by Geoff Fox This coming Sunday, November 11, is Veterans Day and also the 100th anniversary of the end to a war that was to end all wars – World War I. And to commemorate the anniversary, there will be a WWI presentation at 4 p.m. in the Hancock Community Center. Over the past few…

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71st annual Hancock Halloween parade delights crowds

by Geoff Fox The 71st annual Hancock Rotary Halloween Parade had people lined up along Main Street from Widmeyer Park all the way to Park N Dine last Wednesday evening, October 31.         With temperatures in the 60s, just over 60 entries lined up to give the folks along Main Street a…

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Richard L. Knight

Richard L. Knight 1939-2018 Richard “Dick” Lee Knight, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Meritus Medical Center. Born Thursday, April 13, 1939 in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late George E. Knight and the late Henrietta V. (Snow) Knight. Dick…

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Registration for Christmas for Others starts soon

by Geoff Fox The Christmas season is just around the corner and in Hancock, which means Christmas For Others is on its way as well. The first registration date for Christmas For Others is November 5, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Hancock United Methodist Church. A second registration date is scheduled for…

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Western Maryland fall turkey season open now

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the fall turkey hunting season opened Saturday, October 27 and continues through this Sunday, November 4 in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties with a bag limit of one turkey per hunter. The fall season was extended to include an additional Sunday. “We are happy to offer additional…

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Venetta H. Reed

Venetta H. Reed 1931-2018 Venetta Hester (Weller) Reed, age 87, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Hagerstown Healthcare Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born September 2, 1931, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late Homer Weller and Mabel (Younker) Carbaugh; and the widow of James Lewis Reed, Sr.,…

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Darren A. Smith, Sr.

Darren A. Smith, Sr. 1962-2018 Darren Atlee Smith Sr., age 56, of Hancock, Md., passed away at his home on Friday, October 19, 2018. Born July 5, 1962, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Daniel W. Smith and Beverly L. (Miller) Clark. He was a retired carpentry contractor. He loved the outdoors and…

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