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By John-John Williams IV | August 27, 2006
Kimberly Lechlider, 19, of Laytonsville was named Miss Maryland Agriculture 2006 in a competition Friday night at the State Fair in Timonium. Lechlider, a 2005 graduate of Damascus High School who attends the University of Maryland, College Park, earned a $9,000 scholarship along with the title. She was selected from among 23 contestants. As Miss Maryland Agriculture, she will meet with fairgoers and award prizes at the fair, which runs through Sept. 4. In addition, Lechlider, who is an active member of the Montgomery County 4-H Program, Damascus Livestock Club and Montgomery County Agriculture Fair, will participate in a variety of activities associated with Maryland agriculture throughout the year.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 25, 2000
An 18-year-old Montgomery County high school student was killed and his two female passengers injured when their speeding Toyota Corolla ran off Route 94 near the Howard-Montgomery County line and crashed into a tree yesterday, Howard County police said. All three teen-agers were students at Damascus High School. Police said the 1988 vehicle crashed at 10:43 a.m. while traveling south at high speed toward Montgomery County. The driver, Ryan Weldon Pestun of Damascus, was ejected from the car and declared dead at the scene.
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March 15, 1992
* Jean K. Snyder, daughter of Lawrence and Emma Snyder of Westminster, recently enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve's Delayed Training Program and will report for basic training June 19.The Westminster High School senior will take basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She has chosen the position of medical non-commissioned officer as her military occupational specialty and will be assigned to the 2290 Hospital.* Marine Pvt. Neil J. Elin, son of Marilyn A. Rooze of Mount Airy, has completed recruit training.
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By Roger Twigg | April 10, 1991
A 17-year-old high school senior who was an honor student and outstanding athlete was killed yesterday in a head-on collision near her school in Damascus, according to officials.The police said that Tammy M. Tesar of the first block of Garfield Court, Woodfield, may have fallen asleep at the wheel of her 1984 Toyota Tercel.She was driving northbound on Route 27 near Bloom Drive in Damascus just before 11 a.m. when her car veered across the center line of the road and struck head-on a 1990 Jeep Cherokee driven by Christine Jordy, 27, of the 26600 block of Ridge Road, Damascus.
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November 15, 1996
Frederick County Planning Commission deferred until its December meeting a review of Allegheny Power Co.'s plan to build a substation with a 65-foot tower atop Parr's Ridge near Mount Airy.The proposal was scheduled to go before the planning commission Wednesday, after the zoning appeals board limited its approval to the first part of the power company's plan, a 34.5-kilovolt station on a half-acre. Allegheny Power plans to expand to 230 kilovolts on a 2.5-acre site.Utility spokeswoman Debbie Beck said the deferral will give Allegheny Power time to prepare a site plan showing the first part of the project.
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August 25, 1991
Marine 2nd Lt. Gregory J. Hanville, son of George and Margaret Hanville of Mount Airy, graduated from basic training at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va.The 1985 graduate of Damascus High School and 1990 graduate of the Citadel, in Charlestown,S.C., joined the Marine Corps in 1985.MORGRET HOME FROM GULFMarine Sgt. Charles H. Morgret, son of Charles H. Morgret I of Columbia, recently returned from Middle East service in Operation Desert Storm.Morgret joined the Marines in 1982.
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May 12, 1991
Pvt. Gordon L. Arnold, son of Nancy Arnold of Columbia, has completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.BELMORE HOME FROM FIGHTNavy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory W. Belmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Belmore of Jessup, recently returned from deployment to the Middle East.Belmore is a 1978 graduate of Old Mill High School.HERMAN BACK TO STORMNavy Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael J. Herman, son of Carol McAdams of Laurel, has returned from the Middle East.Herman is a 1987 graduate of Meade Senior High School.
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December 22, 2007
Clifford Boyer Hyatt, a retired electronics manager for the Federal Aviation Administration at BWI Airport, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 15 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 92 and lived in West Severna Park. Born in Damascus, Montgomery County, he was a 1933 graduate of Damascus High School. Trained as a radio operator, he served in the Coast Guard from 1935 to 1938 and was stationed in New London, Conn. He later worked as a radio operator at airports, including as an airport manager and radio technician in Nenana, Alaska.
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January 6, 1991
2nd Lt. John E. Mayer, son of Richard and Eleanor Mayer of Columbia,is deployed to the Middle East military forces participating in Operation Desert Shield.Mayer, who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is a 1986 graduate of Oakland Mills High School.KING COMMISSIONED TO OCS IN NEWPORTEnsign Michael J. King, sonof Oliver King of Mount Airy, has been commissioned to his present rank upon graduation from Officer Candidate School.OCS, at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., is designed to prepare students to assume the duties and responsibilities of commissionedofficers.
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July 5, 1992
* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James P. Adams, son of Lynn Clarke of Sykesville and Edgar W. Adams of Westminster, recently graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School.During the yearlong course at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., students are prepared for entry into the U.S. Naval Academy or the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.Studies included English, mathematics, science and general pTC military subjects. Participation in an extensive physical fitness program is also included in the course.
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