January 6, 2014
Judge John Hanson Briscoe Sr., scion of a prominent Southern Maryland family who served as speaker of the House of Delegates and later as a judge for the Circuit Court of St. Mary's County, died Wednesday of cancer at Half Pone Farm in Hollywood, St. Mary's County. He was 79. "John was a really great legislator and did a great job as speaker. He was very effective," said former Gov. Harry R. Hughes. "He was very honorable and smart, and I'm really glad that I can call him a good friend.
June 30, 1995
FIRE* Emmitsburg: Harney assisted Frederick County at a gas leak in the 200 block of S. Seton Ave. at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 26 minutes.* Taneytown: Taneytown, Harney, Union Bridge, Emmitsburg of Frederick County and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., responded to an apartment fire on York Street at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 12 minutes.
December 4, 1990
Amy Griffin, 83, a former teacher who liked gardening and bird-watching, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster of complications from gall bladder surgery.Funeral services were being held today at the Skiles funeral establishment, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg.Mrs. Griffin had moved to Emmitsburg from the Guilford area of Baltimore in 1972. Her husband, Gerald E. Griffin, retired in 1972 as editorial page editor of The Sun.Mrs. Griffin was active in the Emmitsburg Presbyterian Church.
April 15, 1993
FIRE* Emmitsburg: Firefighters from Harney assisted Frederick County for a report of gas leaking inside a house on Robindale Drive at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out 30 minutes.
May 5, 1994
FIRE* Emmitsburg: Firefighters from the Harney station assisted Frederick County at the site of a natural gas leak in a building on South Seton Avenue. They were out for 40 minutes.
August 2, 1999
FireHarney: Firefighters responded at 6: 01 p.m. Thursday to a nursing home fire in the 300 block of Seton Ave. in Emmitsburg, Frederick County. Units were out 27 minutes.
March 11, 2003
Sister Alice Murphy, a former child care worker and member of the Daughters of Charity, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Villa St. Michael, her order's Emmitsburg retirement home. She was 80. Born Ruth Murphy in Danville, Va., she took the name Sister Alice when she entered the Daughters of Charity in 1941. She earned a bachelor's degree in social welfare from St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg in 1972. After holding posts in Wilmington, Del., Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., she worked at the St. Vincent Child Care Center in Timonium until 1978.
July 14, 2004
On July 11, 2004, SISTER MARY LOUISE LYONS, Daughter of Charity, devoted sister of the late Most Rev. Thomas W. Lyons, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Washington, DC; survived by brother, James Lyons of Lewes, DE; sister, Helen Ebaugh of Wheaton, MD; brother, Paul Lyons of Vienna, VA; also numerous nieces and nephews. Christian Wake Service will be held at Villa St. Michael, 333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, on Wednesday, July 14, at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg on Thursday, July 15. Interment will be in the Daughters of Charity cemetery, Emmitsburg.