Hancock News

Hancock schools get four stars on state education report card

by Geoff Fox The Maryland Department of Education posted their new Maryland Report Cards containing performance data for the public schools in the state, including Washington County Public Schools. The data reflecting WCPS performance in the report card shows 14 schools earned the highest ranking of five stars. Twenty-one schools, including both Hancock Elementary and…

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Campaign begins in 2019 municipal election

Candidates seeking office in Hancock’s town government can’t post campaign signs until after the holidays, but campaigning has begun in other ways. Seeking another two-year term as Hancock’s mayor, Dr. Ralph Salvagno will face a second campaign challenge from former councilman Nigel Dardar. Two seats on the Hancock council are up for grabs during the…

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Delma J. Carnell

Delma J. Carnell 1923-2018 Delma Josephine Carnell, age 95, of Hancock, Md., died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Farhney Keedy Home, in Boonsboro, Md. Born March 8, 1923, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruie (Hendershot) Ward; and the widow of Thurman Howard Carnell, who died on…

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School collection for cancer research in 13th year

by Geoff Fox Thirteen years ago, David “Doc” Holliday started a Pennies for Patients Campaign to help raise money to for leukemia, lymphoma, and cancer research. In those 13 years, Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle-Senior High School have combined to raise $25,022.88. Last year, they combined to raise $1,502.98, which was one of the first…

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Horton trial for Gilhart murder set for spring

by Geoff Fox One of the suspects in the murder of 60-year old Hancock resident Edward Gilhart will be heading to trial in March. According to Franklin County District Attorney Matthew Fogal, the trial for Ryan Horton, 29, has officially been listed to begin March 11, 2019. “A jury will be selected that morning, and…

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No mail on Wednesday

Post office officials have confirmed reports that U.S. Postal Service locations will be closed on Wednesday, December 5. Wednesday has been set as a national day of mourning for former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who died on Friday, November 30 at the age of 94. The offices of federal executive agencies, including the…

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Town tree lit for the season

Hancock in Motion, with help from three Girl Scout troops, hosted Hancock’s annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, November 24 at Joseph Hancock Park. In addition to lighting the public tree, organizers arranged a visit to town by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children and families were able to spend time talking with the North Pole…

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Ada R. Walls

Ada R. Walls 1932-2018 Ada Ruth Walls, 86, of Needmore, Pa., formerly of Hancock, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Fulton County Medical Center Long Term Care Facility in McConnellsburg, Pa. Born June 25, 1932 in Bedford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Meon Welch Smith. She was a…

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Susan M. Gurson

Susan M. Gurson 1948-2018 Susan May “Sue” Gurson, age 70, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Monday, November 19, 2018 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born September 18, 1948 in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Helen Schaffer Harbert. She was a member of Trinity-Asbury United Methodist…

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