Hancock News

Hancock area residents enjoy a Night Out

by Geoff Fox As the smoke from the fireworks fell across Widmeyer Park and the smell of gunpowder filled the air last Tuesday night, August 7, well over 700 people headed home after celebrating National Night Out in Hancock. Hancock Police Department sponsored the yearly event, which is held on the first Tuesday of August…

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Hancock-area organizations get over $128K in gaming funds

by Geoff Fox The Washington County Gaming Commission announced last Tuesday its gaming fund distribution to the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association was well as 84 local charitable organizations. The Gaming Fund total of $2,044,999 for fiscal year 2019 ended on June 30 and represents an increase of $68,625 when compared to fiscal year…

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Virginia L. Payne

Virginia L. Payne 1927-2019 Virginia Lee (Purnell) Payne, age 91, of Hancock, Md., passed away on August 6, 2019 at Ravenwood Nursing Care Center, in Hagerstown, Md. Born in Hancock, on November 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Genevieve (Purnell) Sipes, and step-father, Merrill J. Sipes; and the widow of Irvin Payne,…

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Delma L. Zirkle

Delma L. Zirkle 1933-2019 Delma L. Elbin Zirkle, 85, of Little Orleans, died Friday, August 9, 2019 at WHMS Hospital, Cumberland. Born December 21, 1933 in Artemas, Pa., she was the daughter of the late W. Kelly and Mabel R. Clingerman Elbin. She was married in 1951 to William Wayde Zirkle who died March 31, 1982. She is survived by children, Leon…

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Antique fire units roll by

by Geoff Fox A small parade of 16 pieces of fire apparatus made their way down Main Street this past Saturday, August 3, as they headed to Kirkwood Park for a fire muster and display. The parade was led by the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association banner, president, and hose cart pulled by members. Apparatus…

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ISC approved to assist food stamp clients with applications

by Geoff Fox Those Hancock residents who are eligible for the food stamp, or SNAP, program no longer have to make a trip to Hagerstown to apply for food stamps. According to Interfaith Service Coalition Director Deb Cohill, the group has become certified as a community based organization (CBO), which will allow ISC to assist…

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Goldie M. Johnston

Goldie M. Johnston 1927-2019 Goldie Mae Johnston, age 91, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Williamsport Nursing Home, in Williamsport, Md. Born August 8, 1927, in Hancock, she was the daughter of the late William and Rhoda Belle (Gordon) Younker; and the widow of her first husband, Lee Younker,…

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Ernest W. Fink

Ernest W. Fink 1940-2019 Ernest “Ernie” W. Fink, age 78, of Hancock, Md., went home to be with his Lord in Heaven, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, peacefully, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born September 22, 1940, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Mildred (Divelbliss) Fink; and…

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Timothy R. Barton

Timothy R. Barton 1958-2019 Timothy Randolph Barton, age 60, of Needmore, Pa., went to be with his Lord, peacefully, on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Winchester Medical Center, in Winchester, Va. Tim was born October 9th, 1958, in McConnellsburg, Pa., the son of the late George Calvin Barton Sr. and Esta Marie (Everts) Barton.…

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Clothing & shoe collection bins now at Hancock landfill site

The Washington County Solid Waste Department has announced there are now Clothing and Shoe Collection bins located at 40 West Landfill and the Hancock Convenience Center. Additional collection bins will be coming in the near future. Donation stations are being facilitated by the following local organizations: –Hub City Thrift –Children in Need –Goodwill. Citizens are…

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