Hancock News

Myra E. Hendershot

Myra E. Hendershot 1932-2020 Myra Ethel Hendershot, age 87, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away in her home on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Born December 18, 1932, in Amaranth, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred R. and Inez (Leasure) Mellott; and the widow of Claude “Bee” Hendershot, whom she was married to for…

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Alton B. Hoopengardner

Alton B. Hoopengardner 1939-2020 Alton Burns Hoopengardner, age 80, of Buck Valley, Pa., was welcomed into heaven on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Born on his family farm located on the Mason Dixon line, on December 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Guy and Jane Hoopengardner. Alton was a member of the Hancock…

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Washington County Health Department to hold vaccination clinic July 29

The Washington County Health Department is offering free, drive-thru vaccination clinics for students entering the seventh grade. They’ll be offering the Meningitis vaccine and Tdap vaccine, both of which are required for entry into seventh grade. The clinic will be held July 29 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Washington County Public Service…

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DNR to resume in-person hunting & boating classes

Beginning in August and September, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will resume in-person safety education and certification classes. For all classes, face coverings and social distancing will be required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and assure the safety of students and instructors. Online hunting and boating classes will remain a regular option. Effective August…

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Composting proposal could lead to community garden at Kirkwood

by Geoff Fox Amy Gillespie of Hancock Works! is trying to get a composting site at Kirkwood Park that could help local restaurants dispose of food scraps and create a community garden for Hancock residents. The idea came from BuddyLou’s as there is a lot of residual food waste from the restaurant, Gillespie said. Hancock…

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Main Street Hancock announces new board

Main Street Hancock elected a Board of Directors and a new Slate of Officers for the 2020-2021 term during their annual meeting on June 24. The new Board of Directors is comprised of Thomas Taylor as President, J Loren Wince as Vice President, Tracy Barnhart as Secretary, and Rebecca Rush as Treasurer. Michael Faith, Sinclair…

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Rodney R. Smith, Sr.

Rodney R. Smith, Sr. 1939-2020 Rodney Randolph “Red” Smith, Sr., age 81, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Doey’s House Hospice, in Hagerstown, Md. Born March 14, 1939, in Fulton County, Pa., he was the son of the late Daniel and Bernice (Lucas) Smith. He was a veteran of the…

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Lynne M. Nelson

Lynne M. Nelson 1958-2020 Lynne Marie (Vantz) Nelson, age 61, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Inova Fairfax Medical Center, in Falls Church, Va. Born December 24, 1958, in Winchester, Va., she was the daughter of June M. (Martin) Vantz, formerly of Hancock, Md., and the late Frederick…

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Town approves annexation of three properties on East Main Street

by Geoff Fox Hancock town officials unanimously approved the annexation of three properties with four addresses along East Main Street to be incorporated in to the town limits. The addresses coming in within the town limits are 305, 307, 317, and 319 East Main Street. These addresses include the car wash across from AC&T, the…

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Paw paws making annual appearance along canal, river bottoms

by Kate Evans Nestled in fertile valleys, along river banks and in rich woodlands, the paw paw tree grows bearing a custard-like fruit that has a mixed flavor of banana, mango, pineapple and cantaloupe. This time of year, the fruit starts becoming visible under the towering canopies of the large-leaf paw paw tree. The trees…

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