Hancock News

Brett H. Hill

Brett Halsey Hill, 56, passed away May 13, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. He was formerly from Silver Spring, Md., and Fort Washington, Md. He was the son of Robert Hill of Fort Washington, Md., and Ann Hill Thornton of Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was a graduate of Friendly High School, class of 1980. He was…

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Hancock High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The annual Awards Ceremony at Hancock High School will be held on Friday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Graduation will be held Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. Spencer Cain Hose, son of Laura and Ron Hose, is 2019 Class Valedictorian of Hancock High School.  He is graduating as a University of…

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Southern Fulton names top grads

The graduation ceremony for Southern Fulton will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Joshua Beale The Valedictorian of Southern Fulton’s Class of 2019 is Joshua Beale. He is the son of David and Donna Beale. During his time at Southern…

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Western Maryland Rail Trail Extension Opens June 1

by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 1 to celebrate the completion of the Phase IV extension of the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The event will be held in the western terminus parking lot, 12719 High Germany Road,…

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Southern Fulton High School art featured at Sideling Hill Travel Center

by Geoff Fox For the next 10 years, anytime someone travels the Pennsylvania Turnpike stops to rest at the Sideling Hill Travel Plaza east of Breezewood, they’ll see a large metal Pennsylvania and keystone filled with pictures from around Fulton County. The artwork, which measures 17 feet long and 7.5 feet high, was created by…

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Mark Flowers

Mark Flowers 1960-2019 Mark Flowers, 58, of Fort White, Fla., formerly of Hancock, died Saturday, May 11, 2019. Born September 11, 1960 in Morgan County, he was the son of Robert Flowers, Hancock and the late Susan Flowers. He is survived by one sister, Kim Clark, Clear Spring; two daughters, Sara Nicholson, Lubbock, Texas and Cheyenne Flowers, Odessa, Texas and 10…

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Frederick C. Vantz

Frederick C. Vantz 1927-2019 Frederick Charles Vantz, age 91, of Hancock, Md., passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Daikon Senior Living – Ravenwood Campus, in Hagerstown, Md. Born in Hancock on August 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Hazel A. (Myers) Vantz; and the husband of…

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Robert C. Harvey

Robert C. Harvey 1987-2019 Robert Charles Harvey, age 31, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at his home. Born August 20, 1987 in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of Roger Leon Harvey of Hancock, Md. and Rebecca Lou Dailey Harvey of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. He attended Word of Deliverance Church in…

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Missing NY man found in Hancock, flown to shock trauma

by Geoff Fox A missing persons case involving a young man from New York was closed Thursday in Hancock. Just before 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16, the Washington County 911 Center received a 911 hang-up from a cell phone from the area of the C&O Canal in Hancock. Troopers from the Maryland State Police responded…

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