April 26, 2010
Kenneth Edward Carfine, a Treasury Department official, died of cancer Friday at the Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 60 and lived in Woodbine. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, he was a 1967 Mount St. Joseph's High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Baltimore. In 2007, he was named the Treasury Department's fiscal assistant secretary. He was administered the oath of office by Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. in the historic Cash Room in Washington.
December 1, 2006
Pancake breakfast in Poplar Springs The Men's Club of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Poplar Springs will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in the church's multipurpose room, 1125 St. Michaels Road. Pancakes, sausage, home fries, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee will be served, and free rides in Santa's sleigh, with Santa, will be offered. A photographer will be available to take pictures; donations are requested. Those who attend are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Men's Club's Toys for Tots Program; the toys will be given to needy children in the community.
June 25, 2006
1863: Confederate soldier caught On June 29, 1863, a Confederate soldier was captured in the Poplar Springs community of western Howard County, an area along what is now Route 144-Frederick Road. The prisoner told Union Army soldiers of the 1st Eastern Shore of Maryland Infantry Volunteers, who were camped at Poplar Springs, that his cavalry detachment was camped just two miles away and that Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's men were headed up the National Pike. It was part of the second push into Maryland by rebels trying to reach Pennsylvania.
December 21, 2005
DAVID MORRISON, 52 of Mt. Airy, Maryland passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2005. He was the husband of Nancy Morrison. He was employed for 31 years with Asplundh Tree Expert Company where he currently served as Vice President. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, cooking, gardening and golfing. In addition to his wife Nancy he is survived by a son, David Morrison, three daughters, Sonya Morrison, Heather Freligh and husband Jim, and Rebecca Morrison, three grandchildren, Brittany, Luke and Alex, two brothers, one sister, four nephews and one niece.
November 21, 2005
On Friday November 18, 2005, after a prolonged battle with cancer, ELLEN F. LEUCHS, age 58, of Poplar Springs, MD, beloved wife of Ronald Leuchs, loving mother of Valerie and Jonathan Leuchs, beloved daughter of Eleanor Ferraro and the late Tom Ferraro, loving sister of Eric Ferraro. She was a Technology Education Teacher at Windsor Knolls Middle and Patapsco Middle Schools, for a total of 8 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 A.M. Tuesday, November 22 at St. Michael's Historical Catholic Church, Hardy Rd. and St. Michael's Rd., Poplar Springs, MD., and a Memorial Celebration, of her life, will be held 1 P.M. Saturday December 10 at St. Michael's Parish Hall, 1200 St. Michael's Rd., Poplar Springs.
November 14, 2005
On Tuesday evening, November 1, 2005, in Florence Hospital after an illness, ERNEST RICHARD SHIPLEY, JR., 76, of Florence, SC, formerly of Ellicott City. Mr. Shipley was born in Ellicott City, MD, a son of the late Ernest R. Shipley, Sr. and the late Edna Nitzel Shipley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict era and was a retired inspector in the petroleum industry. He is survived by his wife, Janice Elizabeth Mc Donald Shipley, of Florence. Memorial Services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, November 19, 2005, in the Poplar Springs Cemetery in Poplar Springs, MD. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.