December 1, 2003
John and Darlene Keister of Woodbine opened an indoor sports center in Howard County because they were tired of driving their daughter, Candace, to Westminster for soccer practice. "That's a long drive when it's bad weather," Darlene Keister said. Candace, 11, had been playing soccer in a local Recreation and Parks program. When the fall season ended, several of the girls wanted to continue playing through the winter months. John Keister, who was also the team's coach, was happy to continue his work with the team, but the closest indoor facility he could find was in Carroll County.
November 2, 2003
On October 31, 2003, ANTHONYALEXANDER WYSOCKI SR.; beloved husband of Mary Ann Wysocki (nee Jazwinski); devoted father of Anthony A. Wysocki Jr.; loving grandfather of Natalie Keister and Catherine Wysocki; dear great-grandfather of Ashley Keister; and brother of Theresa and Stanley Wysocki, and the late Julia Wysocki and Antoinette Michalski. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will gather at the Charles S. Zeiler & Son Funeral Home Inc., 6224 Eastern Avenue, (at Folcroft Street)
May 30, 2003
On May 27, 2003; MARY T. (nee Schwedes); beloved wife of the late George W. Keister, Sr.; devoted mother of Patricia A. Shaffer, George W., Jr. and John G. Keister; loving grandmother of David, Aeriella, Bill and Bryan; dear sister of Margaret Zellmer. Funeral from the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway on Monday at 10 AM. Interment in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville. Family request friends call Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.
February 22, 2003
On February 19, 2003, MARILYN JEANNETTE (nee Keister), beloved wife of the late Joseph Martin Mellion, devoted mother of Michelle Mellion and Michael John Mellion; loving grandmother of Sarah, Siobahn, Zachary, Montanna and Cameron; and dear sister of Wayne and Ronald Keister. Family will receive friends on Sunday, 2 to 4 and and 7 to 9 P.M. at HARRY H. WITZKE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Funeral Service Monday, 1:30 P.M., at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church.
January 14, 2001
A MEMORABLE PLACE The view from on high By Lauren Keister SPECIAL TO THE SUN The climb to the top of Mount Burwell took an hour and a half. Quads and calves burning, my breath coming in short gasps, I finally arrived at the summit of this 12,313-foot peak in the midst of Wyoming's rugged Absaroka Mountains. Far in the distance, the Wind River range stretched out purple and hazy across the horizon. The wind became more fierce the higher I climbed, and it whipped though my four layers of clothing as though they didn't exist.
January 3, 2001
"My favorite book is 'Max's Chocolate Chicken' by Rosemary Wells. Max wanted the chocolate chicken so bad he finally took it -- but he did it the wrong way. Then he learned the value of sharing." -- Shannon Jones Gilmor Elementary "Recently I read a story called 'Karen's Worst Day' by Ann M. Martin. In the story, Karen is having her worst day ever. She fell out of bed because she had a bad dream, and there was no prize in her cereal. Karen's day got worse until a total of 13 bad things had happened.