February 26, 2002
GRANTSVILLE - The small-town librarian has to be a combination historian, genealogist, literary mentor, baby sitter, town guide, shopping aide, chief checkout clerk - even a puzzle master when a patron hands you a note asking for the book Catch Her in the Rye. Maxine Beachy Broadwater performed all those functions with admirable gusto for about 31 years at the Grantsville branch of Garrett County's Ruth Enlow Library. Now she's taking on another one: fund-raiser for a new library building.
September 9, 2006
ROBERT FRANK EMALA, 71, of Baltimore, MD died Wednesday, September 6, 2006. He was the loving husband of Mary Emala, beloved father of Debra Corvin, Robert Emala, David Emala, Frank Emala and Rita Mudd, loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of Victory Villa Baptist Church, and served eight years in the National Guard. Viewing services to be held at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex, MD on Sunday, September 10, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service at funeral home on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 8 p.m. Burial Service held at Grantsville Cemetery, Grantsville, MD on Monday, September 11, 2006 at 11 a.m.
September 2, 1994
Boy, 6, is killed after getting off busHILLTOP -- A 6-year-old boy was killed yesterday when he was struck by a dump truck after he got off a school bus, state police said.The bus driver, Thomas Bender, 66, of Grantsville, had pulled the bus to the side of U.S. 219 about 3:35 p.m. but failed to put on the emergency flashers, said Charles Goldstrom, a trooper at the McHenry state police detachment.The southbound dump truck struck Thomas F. Maust, swerved and collided with a car. The driver of the truck, Thomas Humberson, 31, of Grantsville, was not injured.
March 4, 1995
Shane A. SavageFuneral directorShane A. Savage, a former funeral director and flower arranger, died Tuesday of acquired immune deficiency syndrome at his White Marsh home. He was 34.He had been employed by Ruck Funeral Homes, Lee Funeral Home in Washington, D.C., and, until retiring for medical reasons two years ago, was associated with McCully Funeral Homes.was a member of the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption, where he served on the parish council and was known for his Christmas and Easter floral arrangements.
March 1, 2005
On February 27, 2005, REXFORD OWEN, JR., of Hanover; beloved husband of Judith E. (nee Hone); devoted father of Timothy Owen Bittinger, Kimberly Marie Wroten and Michael Thomas Bittinger; cherished brother of Mary Mildred Hengelsberg of Allison Park, PA, John Regis Bittinger of Cumberland, MD and Patrick Bittinger of Lanham, MD; loving grandfather of Ashley Katherine Bittinger, Justin E. James, Rachael Marie Grimes, Julie James, Aaron C. James, Courtney Anne...
November 10, 1991
GRANTSVILLE -- Springs have stopped flowing and wells are going dry in Maryland's western counties from a drought that area residents describe as the worst in memory.Drillers are working seven days a week to meet demands for new wells. An elementary school ran out of water. Farmers have begun selling cattle for fear of not being able to water them through the winter."I've been in the well-drilling business for 10 years and I've never seen it like this, and the man I bought the business from drilled wells for 30 years, and he's never seen it this bad," said Wayne T. Bolden, owner of Wayne's Water and Wells in Oakland.