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The Republican Newspaper - Established 1877 - Garrett County, Maryland - Thursday, July 2, 2015 - www.therepublicannews.com
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WHAT'S THE DATE AGAIN?
     WHAT'S THE DATE AGAIN?  

The tender, sun-seeking petals of crocuses and snow drops have already broken through the sod warmed by unseasonable rays, even as the winter season marches along. This photo was taken Saturday, so almost a week ago some spring flowers were up and out. They may be bent down with snow on Sunday, at least a little bit, before the temperatures go back to balmy next week. Garrett Countians regard such early blooms as reckless, though, since snow will surely fly again before all is said and done. Photo by Lisa Rook.

G-FORCE ADVANCES TO SUPER REGIONALS
           G-FORCE ADVANCES TO SUPER REGIONALS  
The Garrett County FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 2818 G-FORCE fared well at the Maryland FTC State Championship on Feb. 12, earning the Winning Alliance Award and the third place Inspire Award. The team of local teenagers will now advance to the FTC East Super-Regional competition in Scranton, Pa., March 17-19. From there the team could move on to the national championships in St. Louis. Shown at the state contest, from left, are mentors Willie and Arlene Lantz and Phil Malone, and team members Evan Lewis, Griff Speis, Jonah Facciolli, Will Baker, Blake Smith, Juan Aleman, and Gabe Hay. G-FORCE was among 48 other teams at the event, which was held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emittsburg. Garrett County was well-represented, as five local teams qualified for the contest. See story.

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Northern High Graduate Obtains A Provisional Patent For Walker Design
           Northern High Graduate Obtains A Provisional Patent For Walker Design  
A provisional patent has been granted to Alexandra Miller by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Miller, a 2016 graduate of Northern Garrett High School, invented a walker stabilizer for her project in the engineering design course taken during her senior year of high school. With the support of her FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629 mentors, an initial prototype of her design was built....
See full story in today's issue
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Obituaries for Feb. 23
ADAMS, Patricia A., Grantsville. 
BICKEL, Jarvin G. Jr., 74, Oakland.
BOYCE, Elmira E., 80, Oakland.
HALTERMAN, Granville P. Sr., 86, Maiden, N.C.
HARVEY, Josephine E., 86, Oakland.
HRIM, Josephine M., 106, Oakland.
KINSINGER, Connie M., 72, Grantsville.
KLUSE, Jay. A., 53, Oakland.
RASMUSSEN, Swanhild C., 93, Friendsville.
ROY, Darlene S., 62, Corinth, W.Va.
SMITH, Paul R., 91, Accident.
STROBEL, Alice J., 83, Oakland.
SWEITZER, Terry R., 78, Oakland.
WILT, Bernard E., 91, Eglon, W.Va.
Paul R. Smith, 91, Accident, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland.
Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, McHenry (Accident), Funeral services were conducted in the Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, on Friday, Feb. 17, with the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Interment was in the Zion Cemetery. Military graveside rites were accorded by Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church Roof Fund, the Accident Vol. Fire Dept., or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Elmira E. Boyce, 80, Oakland, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at her home. A memorial service will be held at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be left for the family at  www.csfredlockfh.com. 
Bernard E. Wilt, 91, Eglon, W.Va., died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Pine Ridge in Kingwood, W.Va. Friends were received at the Aurora Memorial Building. Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 20, at the Aurora United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mike Lantz officiating. Interment followed in the Eglon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aurora United Methodist Church, 24084 George Washington Highway, Aurora, WV 26705.  Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for teh family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com.
Patricia A. Adams died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017,  at her home in Grantsville. A memorial mass will be held at Devine Mercy Parish, St. Ann Church, 12814 New Germany Road, Grantsville, this Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ed Hendricks officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends honor Pat's love for animals with memorial gifts to Garrett County HART for Animals, 1265 Bumble Bee Road, Accident, MD, 21520; or the Garrett County Humane Society, P.O. Box 224, McHenry, MD 21541.
Alice J. Strobel, 83, Oakland, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Oakland. A service will be conducted at Pine Grove Church of the Brethren, 9752 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, this Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Garry Clem and Pastor Dennis Leatherman officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Brethren Cemetery, McHenry. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Pine Grove Church of the Brethren. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com. 
Connie M. Kinsinger, 72, Grantsville, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, A service was conducted at Springs Mennonite Church on Wednesday, Feb. 22, with the Rev. Eric Haglund officiating. Interment was in Grantsville Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Terry R. Sweitzer, 78, Oakland, died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, today, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel this Friday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Donald Matthews officiating. Interment will be in the Deer Park Cemetery, Deer Park. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Jarvin G. Bickel Jr., Oakland, died on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to his family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Swanhild C. Rasmussen, 93, Friendsville, died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland. Friends will be received at the Blooming Rose United Methodist Church this Saturday, Feb. 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. A service will follow in the church at 4 p.m., with Pastor Tim Bittinger officiating. Cremation will follow after the service, with burial taking place in Wisconsin. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.worldorphans.org. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Granville P. Halterman Sr., 86, Maiden, N.C., died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Charles George VA Medical Center. The family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, March 18, at the VFW/Legion in Oakland, with interment at the family cemetery in West Virginia. Condolences may be sent to the Halterman family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com. The Halterman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, Conover, N.C. 
Josephine E. Harvey, 86,  Oakland, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at  Garrett Regional Medical Center, after a long illness. Friends will be received at the C&S Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, this Friday, Feb. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and at the Lakeside Assembly of God, 18012 Garrett Hwy., Oakland, this Saturday, Feb.25, from noon to 1 p.m., after which time a funeral service will held, with Pastor Dennis Caton officiating.  Interment will be in the Paradise Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.csfredlockfh.com.
Jay A. Kluse, 53, Oakland, died on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home. At his request, his body will be cremated. Newman Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of his cremation arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.
Josephine M. Hrim, 106, died on Wednesday, Feb, 22, 2017, at  Dennett Road Manor, Oakland. Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, W.Va., this Friday, Feb. 24, from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. time of service. Burial will be at a later date in Syracuse, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the activities department at Dennett Road Manor, Attention: Milissa Friend, 1113 Mary Drive, Oakland, MD  21550. Condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.
Darlene S. Roy, 62, Corinth, W.Va., died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, W.Va., this Friday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. time of service, with Pastor Craig Bolyard officiating. Condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com.


See full obituaries in the Feb. 23 issue.


 
Deep Creek Dunk Set Sat.; Temps To Be Dunk-Friendly
The 19th annual Maryland State Police/Natural Resources Police (MSP/NRP) Deep Creek Dunk is set for Saturday, Feb. 25,  on the Uno’s Restaurant lawn, Deep Creek Lake. The event is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). The forecast is calling for temperatures in the 50s, making the run in and out of the lake much less frigid than in years past....
Full story can be found in today's issue.

 
Special Response Team Called In To Arrest W.Va. Man
A Preston County man remained behind bars without bond Tuesday in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail following a weekend arrest in Aurora, W.Va....
Details are in today's issue.

 
Man Sentenced To Four Years In DOC For Drug Charge
A 21-year-old Oakland man pleaded guilty in Garrett County  Circuit Court last week to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Related charges  against Timothy Alan Moats were dismissed upon his plea....
Full story appears in today's issue. 

 
G-FORCE Robotics Team Moves On To Regional Contest
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 2818 G-FORCE won a spot in a multi-state regional contest after successfully competing in the Feb. 12 Maryland FTC State Championship, held at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emittsburg. G-FORCE is a community based team of the local GEARS (Garrett Engineering and Robotics Society) organization....
See today's issue for details.

 
Education Board To Act On Appt. Of Superintendent
The Garrett County Board of Education will meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Central Office in Oakland, beginning at 4 p.m. The board will hold a public business session to discuss the superintendent of schools appointment....
See today's issue for details. 
 
GC Commissioners Hold Public Hearing, Recognize Retirees
The Garrett County commissioners had a light agenda for their public meeting Tuesday afternoon. The items included a public hearing, retirement recognition, and a proclamation....
Full story appears in today's issue.

 
Letters Of Interest Being Sought For Dist. 12 BOE Seat
Because of the recent resignation of Thomas Carr from the Garrett County Board of Education, the county commissioners are soliciting letters of interest and personal credentials from persons interested in being appointed to the board. The individuals must reside in District 2....
Full story in today's issue. 

 
 
 
 
 
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