November 17, 1996
DRIVING SOUTH from York, Pa., on Interstate 83, you pass billboards, potholes, more billboards, then more potholes. But when you cross into Maryland, you wind through lush, rolling valleys on smoother highways. Maryland sells itself. A visitors center in this section of I-83, where travelers could find bearings, brochures and clean bathrooms, seems an ideal way to lure tourists to attractions in northern and central Maryland.About a million people stop at the 11 welcome centers the state already operates.
October 15, 2004
Three firefighters were slightly injured battling a fire this morning at a commercial building in Parkton, Baltimore County authorities said. The blaze was reported just before 3 a.m. at the Little Gunpowder Falls General Store on Frederick Road. Authorities said the flames were fueled by heavy timber and a lack of hydrants. Crews had to draw water from the Gunpowder Falls to put out the fire. The fire burned through four fiber-optic lines and caused an outage in Verizon's phone service, company representative Sandy Arnette said.
August 4, 2002
As one drives north from Baltimore on Interstate 83, the thick traffic thins and rolling hills and forested slopes approach. The road curves through the greenery, which predominates in spite of developments that have been popping up in rural northern Baltimore County. In Parkton, minutes from the Pennsylvania border, street-side mailboxes, fenced-in yards and red barns line two-lane highways. Homes, finished with brick and aluminum siding, mingle with cornfields. Parkton's easy access to I-83 is attractive to commuters.
September 1, 2006
About once a week, David Baker loads up his race car and makes the 40-mile trip from his home to an off-road track in Parkton. Upon arrival, he performs a system check before firing up the engine and sending the car zipping around the twisting, turning, hilly dirt track. However, the degree of danger is minimal, given that Baker positions himself in a driver's stand overlooking the track and uses a control box to "drive" his 16-inch, 10-pound radio-controlled racer. "You can fine tune them almost like you would a full-size race car," the 42-year-old Carroll County resident said.
August 18, 2012
Ian Hannafin has been fighting to find a cure for cancer since neuroblastoma stole his best friend, Joseph Messina, more than half a decade ago. It was then that Hannafin decided to create his own fundraising event, which has raised more than $15,000, and he has been in charge of running it ever since. Hannafin, now a rising senior at Loyola High, is only 17. He started the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Parkton Kids Ride in 2008, when he was just 13. The event is one of 35 PMC Kids Rides, held mainly in New England.
December 23, 2010
The sound of holiday standards seeping into the night, candy-cane sentries at the gate and strings of twinkling lights entice visitors down a certain wooded drive, helping them find what they couldn't possibly miss — the exuberant work of a man who doesn't just embrace Christmas, he throws his arms around it in the warmest of bear hugs. While other folks go antiquing, collect stamps, hunt, run or bake, Chuck Greason does Christmas. He Christmas-izes or Christmas-ates — or whatever it is that one does when a holiday becomes not just a hobby but a reason to get up in the morning.
September 4, 2001
Wilbur G. Mays Sr., 71, state trooper Sgt. Wilbur G. Mays Sr., a retired Maryland state trooper who remained active in police affairs, died Friday in a car accident in Parkton. Known to friends as "Willie," the lifelong Parkton resident was 71. A 1947 graduate of Sparks High School, Mr. Mays enlisted in the Army in 1955 and served two years as a military policeman in Alaska at Headquarters, Yukon Command. Immediately after his discharge, he became a trooper with the Maryland State Police, serving in the Waldorf and Waterloo barracks as well as the former Benson and Valley barracks - now Bel Air - before retiring from the telecommunications division at state police headquarters in Pikesville in 1979.
January 20, 2004
On January 17, 2004, LIDA C. (Wilson) WILLIAMS, of Parkton, MD.; wife of the late Walter L. Williams; mother of L. Almeda Stovall. Also survived by several nieces. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, January 22, 2004 at Parke Memorial United Methodist Church York Road, Parkton, MD. Interment will be in Pine Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Parkton, MD. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 A.M. to noon. Memorial contributions to Parke Memorial United Methodist Church, 18910 York Road Parkton, MD. 21120-9201.
March 8, 2004
On March 4, 2004, GLORIA LOIS HALE, of Parkton, MD; sister of Myron Hale. Also survived by many cousins. Funeral Services will be held at 2 P.M., Thursday, March 11, at Stablers United Methodist Church, Stablers Road, Parkton, MD. Interment will be in Stablers United Methodist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 P.M., Thursday, at the church. Memorial contributions to Stablers United Methodist Church, Stablers Road, Parkton, MD 21120. Arrangements by J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second Street, New Freedom, PA.
April 6, 2008
On February 11, 2008, JOHN A. LINHARD, JR. A memorial service will be held on May 25, 2008 , 11:30 A.M., at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 18310 Middletown Road, Parkton, MD, 21120.