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March 13, 2006
On March 11, 2006 VIRGINA CRUNKLETON WANTZ of Annapolis, formerly of Westminster, beloved wife of the late James Pearre Wantz Jr, who died in 1981, devoted mother of Mary Virginia Wantz Rennie, Carolyn Wantz Denton, grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster, MD at 11 A.M. on Thursday March 16, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Sun Reporter | April 15, 2007
William Henry Rinehart, the 19th-century sculptor whom residents consider Union Bridge's most famous son, has come home in the form of one of his many works -- a neo-classical statue that graces the town square on Main Street at Broadway. The conclusion of a 14-year Main Street Revitalization project -- the installation of the statue atop a three-tiered granite base and pedestal -- took place Thursday morning under gray skies as revitalization committee members, townspeople and Rinehart descendants looked on. "My grandfather was Israel Rinehart, a relative of William," said Sue Wantz, as she and her father, Clarence Leppo, watched the granite bases being set. Wantz's late mother was Ellen Rinehart.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff writer | December 12, 1990
TANEYTOWN - City Councilman David E. Wantz, who was swept into office last year on a pledge of open and responsive government, will step down at the end of the month.Wantz, 34, has not lived in the city -- or the state, for that matter -- since he moved to his wife Susan's home in Carroll Valley, Pa., in mid-November. And while he will maintain ties to his hometown, he no longer is eligible to hold public office here."I really regret having to do what I did," Wantz said yesterday of his resignation, which was announced during Monday's City Council meeting.
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March 13, 2006
On March 11, 2006 VIRGINA CRUNKLETON WANTZ of Annapolis, formerly of Westminster, beloved wife of the late James Pearre Wantz Jr, who died in 1981, devoted mother of Mary Virginia Wantz Rennie, Carolyn Wantz Denton, grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster, MD at 11 A.M. on Thursday March 16, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | January 9, 1991
Former City Councilman David E. Wantz, who resigned last month aftermoving to nearby Carroll Valley, Pa., hopes his successor follows inhis footsteps."
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1999
The 117-year-old Wantz Building on Westminster's Main Street, studded with unusual graffiti that blasts city government, has been sold to an Owings Mills restaurateur and developer who plan to convert part of the site into a doughnut store.The $530,000 sale to Robert Worgan, who owns the New Town Diner, and Garnet Bean, a real estate developer, was announced yesterday.Plans call for a $1.2 million renovation to begin immediately, said R. Douglas Mathias, executive director of the Greater Westminster Development Corp.
NEWS
April 8, 1997
Storage trailer destroyed by fireA trailer used to store mattresses at the Carroll County Recycling Center near Reese was destroyed by fire Saturday.No one was injured in the 1: 54 p.m. blaze, which was brought under control in 30 minutes by firefighters from Reese and Westminster, fire officials said.The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and damage was estimated at $4,000, state fire marshals said. The trailer was owned by Kirk Transportation Co.Pleasant Valley honors firefighters, '97 officersThe Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company recently installed 1997 officers and presented awards for 1996.
NEWS
March 26, 1999
Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company recently presented awards for 1998 and installed 1999 officers at its annual banquet.The top 10 fire responders for 1998 were: Richard Harman Sr., Kim Royer, Michael Swartzbaugh, Robert McCurdy, William Wantz, Michael Gist, Forrest Shaw, John Royer Jr., Michael Bowie and Charles Lee.The top 10 ambulance responders were: Kimberly Royer, Jeffrey Schaffer, Charles Velte, Michael Swartzbaugh, Sue Mott, Charles Lee, Mike...
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Sun Staff Writer | July 18, 1994
An administrative mistake has forced Taneytown officials to postpone a public hearing that had been scheduled for tomorrow on the annexation of Leonard G. Wantz Jr.'s land on Trevanion Road.The hearing, originally set for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at City Hall, has been rescheduled for Sept. 7 at the same time and place.Officials failed to notify the Office of State Planning and the Baltimore Metro Council about the hearing."State law requires that these two offices be notified of the hearing 45 days in advance because they have first right of comment," said Taneytown City Manager John L. Kendall.
NEWS
August 17, 1994
The Carroll County Planning Commission quickly waived county zoning requirements yesterday for two residential lots in Taneytown. The commission also did not object to the town's proposal to annex a business.The commission waived the county's zoning requirements on lot size for two lots totaling half an acre, owned by A. Elaine and Leonard G. Wantz Jr.The waiver was necessary because the town government plans to rezone the property for higher density, according to a county planning staff report.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 15, 2005
TROPHIES rest on the window sills. Framed awards and yellowing photos fill the walls. Polished instruments and music stands await players in a rehearsal hall decorated with an oversized emblem of the Westminster Municipal Band. After 112 years of roaming from one rehearsal area to another, the band finally has made a home for itself in a one-story former plumbing warehouse on John Street in the city that it has represented musically for more than a century. "This is all ours," said Sandy Miller, band director, her arms sweeping the area.
NEWS
October 17, 2003
On October 16, 2003, NANCY LEE PARKS-WANTZ, age 70, of Princess Anne, MD, died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 AM at First Baptist Church in Princess Anne, MD, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call Friday evening at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne from 7 to 9pm. Contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, Texas 75265-0309. Arrangements are being handled by Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne.
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April 5, 2001
Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Company observed its 70th anniversary at its recent annual banquet. A memorial tribute was given for life member Clarence Welk and his wife, Pauline, both active members who passed away last year. Mr. and Mrs. Hoby Wolfe made a presentation to the fire company in their memory. Honored for top response in fire calls last year were: Richard Harman Sr., Michael Swartzbaugh, Brian Wagner, Michael Gist, Gregory Stewart, Michael Chrest, Forrest Shaw, Michael Wantz, William Wantz, Ronald Blizzard Jr. Top ambulance responders were: Kimberly Royer, Wayne Fisher, Paul Cohen, Jeff Schaffer, Brian Wagner, Charles Velte, Wendy Bowersox, Susan Mott, Michael Chrest, Michael Swartzbaugh.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 2000
CARROLL WANTZ loves to collect pens. He's almost religious about it. "Even have one that was blessed by the pope," said Wantz, whose collection lines the walls of his basement in Taneytown. "That one is a really big story." Wantz knew a woman from his church who had a friend who was going to Italy for a visit. The woman knew Wantz collected pens."He must have been a really good Catholic," Wantz said of the woman's friend. "He got the pen blessed by the pope while he was in Italy." The pen shows a picture of the Shroud and St. Giovanni's Cathedral with the words Santa SindoneOstensioneTorinoand DuomoSan Giovanni Torinowritten on it."
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 1999
IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE being a member of anything for 50 years, but for Carroll Wantz, a member of Taneytown Lions Club, it's hard to imagine not being a Lion."
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1999
The 117-year-old Wantz Building on Westminster's Main Street, studded with unusual graffiti that blasts city government, has been sold to an Owings Mills restaurateur and developer who plan to convert part of the site into a doughnut store.The $530,000 sale to Robert Worgan, who owns the New Town Diner, and Garnet Bean, a real estate developer, was announced yesterday.Plans call for a $1.2 million renovation to begin immediately, said R. Douglas Mathias, executive director of the Greater Westminster Development Corp.
NEWS
April 28, 1995
Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company gave Scott L. Smith, a member since 1947, an appreciation award for his years of service as an emergency apparatus driver.The award was presented at the company's recent installation banquet.William J. McClelland of B&D Truck Hoist and William Small of dTC Westminster Auto Parts were given honorary memberships in the company for their services to the Fire Department.New executive officers are President Michael Stewart; Vice President Jack Wagner; Secretary Brenda Hay; Treasurer Glenn Hay; and directors George Arbaugh, John Means Sr., Richard Smith, Robert Smith and David Warehime.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 18, 2000
CARROLL WANTZ loves to collect pens. He's almost religious about it. "Even have one that was blessed by the pope," said Wantz, whose collection lines the walls of his basement in Taneytown. "That one is a really big story." Wantz knew a woman from his church who had a friend who was going to Italy for a visit. The woman knew Wantz collected pens."He must have been a really good Catholic," Wantz said of the woman's friend. "He got the pen blessed by the pope while he was in Italy." The pen shows a picture of the Shroud and St. Giovanni's Cathedral with the words Santa SindoneOstensioneTorinoand DuomoSan Giovanni Torinowritten on it."
NEWS
March 26, 1999
Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company recently presented awards for 1998 and installed 1999 officers at its annual banquet.The top 10 fire responders for 1998 were: Richard Harman Sr., Kim Royer, Michael Swartzbaugh, Robert McCurdy, William Wantz, Michael Gist, Forrest Shaw, John Royer Jr., Michael Bowie and Charles Lee.The top 10 ambulance responders were: Kimberly Royer, Jeffrey Schaffer, Charles Velte, Michael Swartzbaugh, Sue Mott, Charles Lee, Mike...
NEWS
January 19, 1999
The Westminster Municipal Band held a year-end party recently to celebrate its 1998 activities.The band participated in 40 events, including eight county firemen's parades, the St. Patrick's Day and Firehouse Magazine Expo parades in Baltimore, and several holiday parades in the area.Band members also played for the opening of the new Westminster firehouse, and at the Maryland and Delaware state firemen's parades.Years-of-service certificates were presented to members Walter Myers Jr., 60 years; Sterling Byers, 55 years; William Myers, Jean Haines, 50 years; Dave Brauning, Jonah Kibler, 40 years; Norman Myers, 25 years; Scott Flohr, Steve Hossler, Jim Wantz, 20 years; Robert Griesmyer, Blaine Flickinger, Gene White, 15 years; and Ted Dix, Joan Wantz, Jay Clingan, Lisa Warner, five years.
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