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March 5, 2006
On Friday, February 17, 2006 James Cotton of Stewartstown, PA and Ellen Womer of Baltimore, were married in a private ceremony at their home in Sparks, MD. Their loving dog Bristol was in attendance. They spent a quiet evening with friends Anne and Grant at the Worthington Tavern. Friends and family will be joining them for a formal reception on June 10.
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January 3, 2009
On Tuesday, December 30, 2008, MRS. MABEL (nee Womer) STACK, age 93 of Middle River, MD, died at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Middle River. A 1934 Tamaqua High School graduate, Mrs. Stack retried from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company where she worked as a clerk. She was member of the Essex Senior Citizens of Baltimore, MD. She loved to square dance and traveled extensively with the seniors. Born in Tamaqua, PA, she was the daughter of the late Irvina nd Ella (Daubenspeck) Womer. Preceded in death by her husband, Peter Stack; brother, Norman Womer; sister, Mrs. Verna Yorke.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
Incumbent Jacqueline Hyatt and newcomers Wayne H. Thomas and Dwight Womer outpaced five other candidates yesterday to win seats on the Hampstead Town Council.With about 14 percent of Hampstead's 1,604 registered voters casting ballots, Mr. Thomas garnered 154 votes, Ms. Hyatt 119 votes and Mr. Womer 108.Incumbent William S. Pearson Sr. was among those defeated. Eight candidates, including two incumbents, were vying for four-year terms on three council seats."I think it's terrific," said Mr. Thomas, who did extensive door-to-door campaigning.
NEWS
March 5, 2006
On Friday, February 17, 2006 James Cotton of Stewartstown, PA and Ellen Womer of Baltimore, were married in a private ceremony at their home in Sparks, MD. Their loving dog Bristol was in attendance. They spent a quiet evening with friends Anne and Grant at the Worthington Tavern. Friends and family will be joining them for a formal reception on June 10.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 17, 1993
Friction between Hampstead Police Chief Kenneth Russell and town council member Dwight Womer erupted into sparks during a discussion of traffic enforcement last night when Chief Russell accused Mr. Womer of running a stop sign and speeding.Their argument began during the council's discussion of a suggestion by the chief to remove the stop sign at the entrance to Gaming Square.Mr. Womer opposed the idea, saying, "You're giving in to people who have a direct disregard for the law."Chief Russell said, "This probably could cost me my job," and then said one of his officers had seen Mr. Womer speeding and running a stop sign before the meeting.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | March 26, 1993
Dwight Womer, 35, has thrown his hat in the ring to become the second candidate for the May 11 Hampstead Town Council election.Mr. Womer has been pursuing the creation of a new crosswalk for school children at North Woods Trail and Boxwood Drive, but he said that isn't why he's running for office."
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
Ben R. Womer, a retired steel worker who was inspired to collect and preserve the history of Patapsco Neck because, he said, he grew tired of hearing Dundalk teen-agers complain that "nothing ever happened around here," died Tuesday of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 83.He also was inspired by older residents' stories of life in Pataps-a-co Neck, as it is pronounced by locals, and pictures of such vanished or faded landmarks as Logan Field, Bay Shore Park, Riverview Park at Point Breeze and the fabled Dundalk Rockets, the swaying red cars of the No. 26 streetcar line.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
Hampstead Police Chief Ken Russell and Town Councilman Dwight Womer have patched things up after their heated exchange at Monday's Town Council meeting.Chief Russell, who said Monday he expected to be fired for his remarks at the meeting, said yesterday that afterward, "I offered [Mayor Clint Becker] my badge, and he said no.""There was no thought ever, on my part at least, of disciplinary action on the chief," Mayor Becker said Wednesday."I don't agree with what he said," Mr. Becker said, but added, "I don't think an exchange of words between him and a councilman is serious enough to cost him his job after 13 years."
NEWS
September 23, 1993
Gaming Square stop sign to remainThe Hampstead Town Council voted Monday not to remove a stop sign at the entrance to Gaming Square.Councilman Gary Bauer made a motion to have the sign removed, but abstained in the vote.He had suggested at the Aug. 16 council meeting that the sign be removed, but his motion died for lack of a second.Councilman Arthur Moler voted Monday to remove the sign. Council members Jacqueline Hyatt, Wayne Thomas and Dwight Womer voted to retain it."I don't understand why it was ever installed," Mr. Moler said.
NEWS
January 3, 2009
On Tuesday, December 30, 2008, MRS. MABEL (nee Womer) STACK, age 93 of Middle River, MD, died at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Middle River. A 1934 Tamaqua High School graduate, Mrs. Stack retried from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company where she worked as a clerk. She was member of the Essex Senior Citizens of Baltimore, MD. She loved to square dance and traveled extensively with the seniors. Born in Tamaqua, PA, she was the daughter of the late Irvina nd Ella (Daubenspeck) Womer. Preceded in death by her husband, Peter Stack; brother, Norman Womer; sister, Mrs. Verna Yorke.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
Ben R. Womer, a retired steel worker who was inspired to collect and preserve the history of Patapsco Neck because, he said, he grew tired of hearing Dundalk teen-agers complain that "nothing ever happened around here," died Tuesday of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 83.He also was inspired by older residents' stories of life in Pataps-a-co Neck, as it is pronounced by locals, and pictures of such vanished or faded landmarks as Logan Field, Bay Shore Park, Riverview Park at Point Breeze and the fabled Dundalk Rockets, the swaying red cars of the No. 26 streetcar line.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | December 22, 1993
A letter-writing campaign to lobby state officials for money for a Hampstead bypass has been moving about as fast as Route 30 traffic through the town during the evening rush hour.Hampstead officials and the Carroll County commissioners agreed Dec. 7 to call for a letter-writing effort in support of the Hampstead bypass. But the campaign has been stalled since then.On Friday, Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy Jr. distanced himself from the Dec. 7 suggestion of Commissioner Julia W. Gouge that the county should help pay for a billboard on Route 30 to publicize the campaign.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | November 16, 1993
Hampstead residents and anyone who drives Route 30 through town should write to the state Department of Transportation to voice support for the Hampstead bypass, said town Councilman Dwight Womer at last night's council meeting.Mr. Womer brought back bad news from a meeting he and Hampstead Mayor Clint Becker attended yesterday afternoon in Westminster with state Secretary of Transportation O. James Lighthizer, the Carroll County commissioners and members of the county's legislative delegation.
NEWS
September 23, 1993
Gaming Square stop sign to remainThe Hampstead Town Council voted Monday not to remove a stop sign at the entrance to Gaming Square.Councilman Gary Bauer made a motion to have the sign removed, but abstained in the vote.He had suggested at the Aug. 16 council meeting that the sign be removed, but his motion died for lack of a second.Councilman Arthur Moler voted Monday to remove the sign. Council members Jacqueline Hyatt, Wayne Thomas and Dwight Womer voted to retain it."I don't understand why it was ever installed," Mr. Moler said.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | September 1, 1993
Hampstead is preparing to include bows and arrows in its ordinance barring the shooting of weapons within town limits, Mayor Clint Becker said Monday.Currently, the ordinance covers only firearms and explosives.The wording of the proposed change has not been decided, Mayor Becker said. When the change is drafted, he said, it must be checked by the town attorney.He said the change probably would be ready for introduction at the Sept. 20 council meeting, there could be a public hearing in October and a vote as soon as Oct. 18.Residents had asked the Town Council June 21 to do something about a Sugar Maple Street man who was practicing archery from his back porch.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
Hampstead Police Chief Ken Russell and Town Councilman Dwight Womer have patched things up after their heated exchange at Monday's Town Council meeting.Chief Russell, who said Monday he expected to be fired for his remarks at the meeting, said yesterday that afterward, "I offered [Mayor Clint Becker] my badge, and he said no.""There was no thought ever, on my part at least, of disciplinary action on the chief," Mayor Becker said Wednesday."I don't agree with what he said," Mr. Becker said, but added, "I don't think an exchange of words between him and a councilman is serious enough to cost him his job after 13 years."
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | November 16, 1993
Hampstead residents and anyone who drives Route 30 through town should write to the state Department of Transportation to voice support for the Hampstead bypass, said town Councilman Dwight Womer at last night's council meeting.Mr. Womer brought back bad news from a meeting he and Hampstead Mayor Clint Becker attended yesterday afternoon in Westminster with state Secretary of Transportation O. James Lighthizer, the Carroll County commissioners and members of the county's legislative delegation.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | December 22, 1993
A letter-writing campaign to lobby state officials for money for a Hampstead bypass has been moving about as fast as Route 30 traffic through the town during the evening rush hour.Hampstead officials and the Carroll County commissioners agreed Dec. 7 to call for a letter-writing effort in support of the Hampstead bypass. But the campaign has been stalled since then.On Friday, Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy Jr. distanced himself from the Dec. 7 suggestion of Commissioner Julia W. Gouge that the county should help pay for a billboard on Route 30 to publicize the campaign.
NEWS
By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 17, 1993
Friction between Hampstead Police Chief Kenneth Russell and town council member Dwight Womer erupted into sparks during a discussion of traffic enforcement last night when Chief Russell accused Mr. Womer of running a stop sign and speeding.Their argument began during the council's discussion of a suggestion by the chief to remove the stop sign at the entrance to Gaming Square.Mr. Womer opposed the idea, saying, "You're giving in to people who have a direct disregard for the law."Chief Russell said, "This probably could cost me my job," and then said one of his officers had seen Mr. Womer speeding and running a stop sign before the meeting.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
Incumbent Jacqueline Hyatt and newcomers Wayne H. Thomas and Dwight Womer outpaced five other candidates yesterday to win seats on the Hampstead Town Council.With about 14 percent of Hampstead's 1,604 registered voters casting ballots, Mr. Thomas garnered 154 votes, Ms. Hyatt 119 votes and Mr. Womer 108.Incumbent William S. Pearson Sr. was among those defeated. Eight candidates, including two incumbents, were vying for four-year terms on three council seats."I think it's terrific," said Mr. Thomas, who did extensive door-to-door campaigning.
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