Hancock News

Donald Junior Harper

Donald Junior Harper 1935-2019 Donald Junior Harper, 83, of Hancock, Md. passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown, Md. He was born on December 31, 1935 in Hagerstown, Md. to the late Richard Raymond and Mildred Catherine Hasting Harper. Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving in Korea.…

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James C. Creek, Sr.

James C. Creek, Sr. 1935-2019 James Carl Creek, Sr., age 84, of Hancock, Md., passed away in the Hagerstown Healthcare Center, in Hagerstown, Md., on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Born November 14, 1935, in Piney Plains, Md., he was the son of the late Elmer C. and Catherine Irene (Snyder) Creek; and the husband of…

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James F. Fink, Sr.

James F. Fink, Sr. 1944-2019 James “Jim” Franklin Fink, Sr., age 75, of Hancock, Md., passed away in his home on Friday, November 22, 2019. Born October 21, 1944, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Mildred I. (Divelbliss) Fink. He attended Hancock public schools. Jim worked in heavy construction…

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Cold weather shelters open November 30

by Trish Rudder The Morgan County Homeless Coalition will offer cold weather shelter in the area beginning on Saturday, November 30 this year at Berkeley Baptist Church, said Bill Grow, the homeless coalition spokesperson. Shelters will be open nightly on a rotating basis through the end of February on Saturday morning, February 29. This is…

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Miracle on Main Street and tree lighting next weekend

by Geoff Fox Hancock in Motion and Main Street Hancock are partnering up to bring a new version of Christmas to   Hancock next Saturday, November 30. The two organizations will be holding two back to back events, starting with a mile-long extravaganza along Main Street at 4 p.m. and ending with the lighting of…

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Business tax incentive to take effect in new year

by Geoff Fox Town officials unanimously passed a resolution to allow the town to offer new businesses a tax incentive to attract them to the downtown area and build the business district. The action came during last Wednesday’s town meeting. The vote was 3-0, with Councilman Leo Murray absent. The resolution takes effect January 1,…

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Barge Bash to return in 2020

by Geoff Fox For 11 years, decorated barges were pulled down the C&O Canal from Church Street to Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the annual Barge Bash presented by the Hancock Arts Council. However, after declining interest, officials docked the event in 2014. Now, after five years of being in dry dock, Main Street Hancock…

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Evelyn L. Potter

Evelyn L. Potter 1935-2019 Evelyn Laverne (Manning) Potter, 84, of Williamsport, Md., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, November 11, 2019 at Doey’s House in Hagerstown. Born April 14, 1935 in Warfordsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Russell Stanley and Vida (Golden) Manning. She graduated from Southern Fulton High School in…

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Several displaced by Friday apartment building fire in Berkeley Springs

  by Kate Shunney A two-story apartment building along U.S. 522 in downtown Berkeley Springs was gutted by an early afternoon fire on Friday, November 15. Fire operations shut down the main road through the downtown area for several hours as fire units from around the region extinguished the blaze. Fire was reported at 222…

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School honors veterans in annual ceremony

by Geoff Fox Monday morning, at 11 a.m., as they have for over 20 years, students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School came together to honor those who served in the United States armed forces during their annual Veterans Day ceremony. As students and about 20 community members made their way into the school’s auditorium, pictures…

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