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.
March 3, 1992
Comcast Cablevision plans to complete its Baltimore County system this summer, when cable television service to the Parkton area in northern Baltimore County is expected to be turned on.The addition of Parkton will complete the requirements of Comcast's franchise agreement with the county, which was granted in 1978. That agreement requires Comcast to provide cable services to the county's populated areas.With the addition of Parkton, Comcast said, cable will be available to 98 percent of county residents.
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.
July 13, 2008
Grace Han, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Han of Parkton, and Andrew Gordon, son of Maureen and Charlie Gillmer, Jeffrey and Joanne Gordon, were married June 21, 2008 at the Belmont Conference Center, Elkridge Maryland.
January 27, 2006
On January 25, 2006, ANNA BLANCHE SHAFFER, of Parkton, Md. Wife of the late Charles L. Shaffer, mother of Mary S. Mc Lear, Kathryn S. Clough and Helen S. Smith. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 29, at 2 pm from J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa. Interment in Pine Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Parkton, Md.
January 1, 2007
On December 29, 2006, CHARLES V. "MUTT" BAKER of Parkton, MD; brother of Gladys Baker and Mary Widener. Graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday January 5 at Pine Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Parkton, MD. Friends may call at the J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, PA., on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.