Hancock News

National Night Out next Tuesday

by Geoff Fox The Hancock Police Department is hosting the annual National Night Out this coming Tuesday, August 6, in Widmeyer Park starting at 6 p.m. Police Chief Rick Cook said there will a band at the event and activities for children, such as a bounce house and laser tag. There will also be a…

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Smoke, water damage to Visitor’s Center collection assessed

by Geoff Fox Hancock Historical Society President Dan Murphy was inside the Hancock Visitor’s Center after last week’s electrical fire surveying the damage and what was lost. The fire started shortly after 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Hancock Visitor’s Center at 42 West Main Street when a volunteer noticed what he described…

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Alice I. Younker

Alice I. Younker 1936-2019 Alice Isabelle Younker, 82, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Berkeley Springs Center. Born December 22, 1936 in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Wavy Stotler Mills and the widow of Wayne Arnold Younker, Sr., whom she married March 5, 1954 and who died June 7, 2012. She…

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Fire reported at Hancock museum, visitor’s center

Area fire companies responded to a fire at the Hancock museum and visitor’s center on Main Street around 10 a.m. on Friday, July 19 in response to a fire call from a museum volunteer. John Cohill, a volunteer at the facility, told The Hancock News that he arrived at the large storefront around 9:50 a.m.…

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Cline takes over as principal of Hancock Middle-Senior HS

by Geoff Fox School in Maryland starts on Tuesday, September 3, and when students at Hancock Middle-Senior High School walk through the door, they will be welcomed by Christopher Cline, the new principal at the school. Former principal Sabrina McCoy is now the new assistant principal at South Hagerstown High School. Both Cline and McCoy’s…

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Helen I. Funk

Helen I. Funk 1922-2019 Helen Irene Funk, 96, of Mercersburg, Pa., died at her home Friday, July 12, 2019. Born October 27, 1922 in Tunnelton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jesse B. and Ada O. Wolfe Funk, and the widow of James Monroe Funk, who died in 2003. She graduated from Tunnelton High…

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Johnny A. Reed

Johnny A. Reed 1971-2019 Johnny Allen Reed, age 47, of Hancock, Md., passed away at his home on Monday, July 8, 2019. Born in Hagerstown, Md., on September 23, 1971, he was the son of Pauline (Mason) Reed, of Hancock, and the late Larry (Pork) Reed; and the husband of Erica (Zies) Reed. He was…

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George B. Baker, Jr.

George B. Baker, Jr. 1947-2019 George Benny Baker, Jr., age 71, of Warfordsburg, Pa., died at Doey’s House, in Hagerstown, Md. on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Born September 10, 1947, in Virginia, he was the son of the late George B. Baker, Sr. and Irene (Jacobs) Baker; and the husband of Joann (Shonk) Baker, whom he…

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Roy G. Barnhart

Roy G. Barnhart 1942-2019 Roy G. Barnhart, 77, of McConnellsburg, Pa. passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born in McConnellsburg, Pa. on February 10, 1942, son of the late Violet C. (Deshong) and Clarence I. Barnhart. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Helen (Barthalow) Barnhart, McConnellsburg; a daughter, Helen (Souders)…

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