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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | August 30, 1992
Neighbors of two quarries proposed by The Arundel Corp. said Thursday that the company and the county are pushing the project through without considering their complaints.Many of the Wakefield Valley residents were angry."Will you please take that quarry away and put it in someone else's neighborhood?" said Karl G. Koontz, a 37-year resident whose house in the 1400 block of Stone Chapel Rd. overlooks the Genstar Stone Products Co. quarry adjacent to the Arundel property."This is an ancient contention -- industry vs. residents," he said.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | November 19, 2006
Westminster's planning and zoning commission has unanimously recommended that the City Council reject a proposal to build a 320-unit senior housing development on nine holes of the Wakefield Valley Golf Course. The commission suggested the development would take up designated open space and clog surrounding roads. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal Nov. 27. Most residents living around the 27-hole golf course and the adjacent Carroll Lutheran Village retirement community have said they don't want to see the high-density housing in their backyard.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | November 28, 1990
The County Commissioners Tuesday passed a development moratorium in the Wakefield Valley area that will allow some home building activity.The law will prohibit further subdivision and mining expansion in the area, but won't stop landowners from obtaining building permits on land that's already been subdivided.Outgoing Commissioner President John L. Armacost cast the lone vote against the measure."It's so watered down now, we don't need a deferral period, and so should go along as is," he said.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | October 12, 2006
A Manchester developer plans to build 320 upscale homes for senior citizens on a golf course in Westminster just as state officials have frozen development in the rapidly growing Carroll County seat until new water sources are secured. Although the development is in the early planning stages, residents living around the 27-hole Wakefield Valley Golf Course and in the adjacent Carroll Lutheran Village retirement community have voiced opposition to the project. "It affects the people at Carroll Lutheran pretty badly," said Del. Tanya T. Shewell, whose home borders the golf course.
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By George Taylor | July 19, 1992
For the first time ever, there will be a recognized golf champion of Carroll County.While individual clubs annually conduct championships, there never has been a tournament to establish an overall county titleholder. But this has changed with the scheduling of the Carroll County Golf Championship, listed for Aug. 3 at the Wakefield Valley course.The 18-hole event, co-sponsored by Carroll County Bank and Wakefield Valley, is expected to be rotated at other Carroll courses in the future.With play limited to amateur golfers, there will be low net and low gross awards in all classifications -- men, women, senior men and senior women.
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By Muphen R. Whitney | December 11, 1991
The Wakefield Valley Pony Club is looking for a few good kids."We have 12 members now who all participate in the club's activities, and I think the optimum for us would be about 20 kids at various levels of the Pony Club ratings," says Karen Baker of Westminster, district commissioner of Wakefield Valley. "If you have too many more than that, then the kids have to qualify to go to the regional rallies. This way, everyone gets to go."Former District Commissioner Sarah Levin has made recruiting posters and distributed them to tack shops in an effort to inform young riders about this special organization.
SPORTS
By GEORGE TAYLOR | April 18, 1993
Credit Wakefield Valley's 12-man golf team with establishing a record in the Maryland State matches this year.Wakefield's record-setting, first-round victory over Kenwood Country Club of Bethesda involved longevity.Using the format of scheduling six players at their home course and six at their opponents' layouts, a deadlock developed at the end of regulation play. To break the 9-9 tie, the top twosomes for both sides were called to stage a sudden-death playoff.Complications set in, however, when Steve Pranchek, the professional representing Kenwood, was not available.
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By Lois Szymanski and Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 20, 1997
ON JAN. 12, 10 members of Wakefield Valley Pony Club took a field trip to Horse World Expo.The expo, the first event of its kind in Maryland, offered goods for horse enthusiasts, with more than 100 vendors participating. Seminars, demonstrations, breed profiles, and training exhibitions ran at the Cow Palace at Maryland State Fairgrounds.Some of the top horse trainers in Maryland were on hand to share their expertise. For the young members of the Westminster-based branch of the U.S. Pony Club, the expo offered an opportunity to learn more about their passion while spending time together.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 4, 1998
Connie Pifer, from Hunt Valley Golf Club, highlighted her round with an eagle-3 at the 400-yard third hole and went on to shoot 37-3673 and capture the annual Greiner Cup at Caves Valley Golf Club yesterday.Andrea Kraus, a two-time winner, shot 39-3776, and Kristin Dollenberg included three birdies in a par-matching front-nine 36 and also ended with 76. Cindy Peterka, another two-time champion, followed at 78.Joan Winchester, the current Metropolitan champion, won the Seniors championship with 79.Wakefield Valley Golf Club pro-invitation: Joe Burden, second-year professional at River Downs GC, birdied the eighth hole (his 17th)
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | January 5, 1992
It was the year of the mine in Wakefield Valley. Quarrying caused a big commotion in the county in 1991 when a citizens committee workingto develop a mining plan sponsored a series of public hearings.The committee heard loud and clear from citizens who live near quarries or areas where mining is proposed. Resident after resident spoke upabout worries over reduced property values, lost water supplies, andincreased truck traffic and noise.The three mining companies that own land in Carroll generally supported the plan, saying mineral resources must be preserved as a vital part of the economy.
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April 15, 2001
Hospital plans dedication of garden Thursday The Garden of Remembrance at Carroll County General Hospital will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Center Street entrance to the hospital. The garden was designed with a brick walkway, a gazebo, shrubs, plants, flowers and other landscaping to provide a sense of peace and tranquility. The garden offers a place to remember or honor hospital staff, associates, auxiliary or board members. Bricks can be purchased for $50 or more to honor anyone who has given time or services to the hospital.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1998
The county commissioners signed an agreement yesterday that requires the owner of a Wakefield Valley quarry to study ways to protect underground water supplies before going ahead with a major expansion.The agreement requires Lafarge Corp., owner of Medford quarry operator Redland Genstar, to finance a study of a technique that could reduce the volume of water pumped out of the pits. Hydrogeologists say the technique will help preserve water supplies north of the quarry and may reduce the incidence of sinkholes in the area.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 4, 1998
Connie Pifer, from Hunt Valley Golf Club, highlighted her round with an eagle-3 at the 400-yard third hole and went on to shoot 37-3673 and capture the annual Greiner Cup at Caves Valley Golf Club yesterday.Andrea Kraus, a two-time winner, shot 39-3776, and Kristin Dollenberg included three birdies in a par-matching front-nine 36 and also ended with 76. Cindy Peterka, another two-time champion, followed at 78.Joan Winchester, the current Metropolitan champion, won the Seniors championship with 79.Wakefield Valley Golf Club pro-invitation: Joe Burden, second-year professional at River Downs GC, birdied the eighth hole (his 17th)
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May 14, 1998
Name: Hank MajewskiClub: Wakefield Valley GCAge: 58Born: BaltimoreYears a professional: 35Years at present club: 13Career highlights: An outstanding junior player (he played on unbeaten golf teams at City College, 1954-1957) and the individual winner of three Mason-Dixon titles while at the University of Baltimore, Majewski is recognized for his administrative skills. He was the first pro at Hobbit's Glen, and directed a 36-hole complex that included Allview GC, for 18 years. He has held every office in the MAPGA, including president; was the National PGA's Professional of the Year in 1988; served on the national board for four years; and has officiated at the past two Ryder Cups.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1998
Arundel Corp., which plans to open a limestone quarry within two years on a Wakefield Valley farm that cradled American Methodism, has promised to move the remains of early converts whose graves are believed to lie in the path of the proposed gravel pit.Company representatives also assured the quarry's prospective neighbors that Arundel will obey state laws restricting noise and requiring the quarry operation to make good on damage to houses or the loss...
NEWS
April 16, 1997
A Westminster man who pleaded guilty in January to conspiring with three others to burn a barn was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison.Donald E. Freeman III, 25, was given a 15-year term on an arson charge, but Carroll County Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. suspended nine years.Beck also imposed a concurrent 10-year term with four years suspended on the conspiracy charge and a three-year concurrent term on a charge of mutilating animals that died before or during the fire on April 27, 1996.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | March 18, 1992
Wakefield Valley residents still have questions and concerns about acomprehensive mining plan adopted by the commissioners late last month, an assistant county attorney said yesterday."
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | October 23, 1991
After hearing opposition from only one person, the county commissioners voted unanimously Monday to extend a building moratorium in the Wakefield Valley area.The ban will be extended from December untilFeb. 27 to give the county time to finish the approval process on a mineral mining plan.Eleven people attended a 20-minute hearing at the County Office Building at which County Attorney Charles W. "Chuck" Thompson Jr. explained the ban.The moratorium will not affect mining companies that own land in the area, he said.
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By Lois Szymanski and Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 20, 1997
ON JAN. 12, 10 members of Wakefield Valley Pony Club took a field trip to Horse World Expo.The expo, the first event of its kind in Maryland, offered goods for horse enthusiasts, with more than 100 vendors participating. Seminars, demonstrations, breed profiles, and training exhibitions ran at the Cow Palace at Maryland State Fairgrounds.Some of the top horse trainers in Maryland were on hand to share their expertise. For the young members of the Westminster-based branch of the U.S. Pony Club, the expo offered an opportunity to learn more about their passion while spending time together.
SPORTS
By Ed McDonough and Ed McDonough,Special to the Sun | September 8, 1996
Carroll County's high school golf program continues its growth, thanks in part to the assistance of area golf courses.The addition of a golf team at North Carroll High this year means four of the county's five public schools now field teams. Francis Scott Key started a team last year and Liberty began a squad five years ago.Previously, Westminster had been the only county team, though that squad was disbanded for the 1981 season because of county budget cuts. In the mid- to late-1980s, the Owls were one of the top teams in their district and placed second in the state tournament one year.
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