Hancock News

Hancock library to close Oct. 24 for moving preparations

by Geoff Fox Hancock’s War Memorial Library will be temporarily closed as the transition from the old library to Washington County Free Library, Hancock Veteran’s Memorial Branch takes place. The branch will close on Wednesday, October 24. Overdue fines for books due between October 24 and October 29 will be waived. According to Washington County…

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Police say no cases of child abduction in Hancock

by Geoff Fox A social media post regarding a possible child abduction at Save A Lot was widely circulated on Monday, October 15 but police have said there have have been no cases of child abduction in the area. According to the post, an older man tried to take an 11-month old child from a…

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Concern for environment leads Fulton County farmer to go solar

by Geoff Fox Melinda Golden is “truly concerned about the use of fossil fuels in our society” and has no doubt in her mind there is climate change occurring. And if each person made a little bit of difference, it would help. For Golden, it was installing solar panels on her farm in Fulton County…

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Region saw wettest May to September period in 92 years

by Kate Evans The rain kept coming for months and the tri-state area experienced periodic flash flooding in downtown Berkeley Springs and on roads and bridges throughout Morgan County and surrounding counties. So just how much precipitation did we really get during that time? NOAA Meteorologist Ray Martin from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather…

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Hancock United Methodist Church to hold festival

by Geoff Fox The Hancock United Methodist Church will be holding their third annual Free Fall Family Fun Fest in Widmeyer Park this Sunday, October 14, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Among the activities planned to be at the festival are hayrides, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow making, bouncy house, face painting, pumpkin ring toss, beanbag…

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Rockin’ the Woods this weekend

Hancock in Motion is going to be having a “Country Party” this weekend as they host Rockin’ the Woods on Saturday, October 13 at Kirkwood Park. Gates for the event open at 2 p.m. with music starting at 4 p.m. Organizers said people can dance in the field or under the pavilion in the dance…

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Panthers band participates in Band Day

The Hancock High School Panther Marching Band traveled to Owings Mills, Maryland, last week to perform a halftime show for the Stevenson University Band Day football game on Saturday, September 22. The Panther Band took the field with seven other high school bands as well as the Stevenson University Mustang Marching Band to perform a…

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Historic tree to grow in Hancock

by Geoff Fox A the descendent of a tree that saw the seeds of the American Revolution planted was itself planted in Widmeyer Park last Thursday, September 27, by the Hancock Lioness Lions Club. The tree is a tulip poplar and a descendent of a tree that stood in Annapolis for close to 400 years…

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Hancock receives $3K grant for brush truck repair

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced the 2018 Volunteer Fire Assistance grants to 49 volunteer fire departments, including Hancock’s. The projects, distributed throughout 17 counties, aim to assist volunteer fire companies and departments enhance wildland fire protection in rural areas and communities. The Maryland Forest Service awarded $104,099 in match funding to complete $245,907…

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