Obituaries 

Kurt Hakenson

Kurt Edward “Eddie” Hakenson 49, died at his home in Walkersville, MD, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018, after a two year battle with a rare lung disease. Born in Worcester, MA, he was a gifted individual, a loving father, a caring husband, fabulous son, and a friend to many that crossed his path. In his spare time Kurt had a unique way of solving the “World’s Problems”, well before anyone else was aware of them. He had a great passion for fly fishing, was a music enthusiast with a…

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Obituaries 

Carmela Kaspersky

Carmela (Candy) Kaspersky of Woodsboro, MD, passed away December 23, 2018 at home. She was daughter of the late Delmo and Mildred Paschini Mazzoni, born and raised in Peckville, PA on April 15, 1933. Carmela was a much loved wife, mother, and grandmother. In addition to her husband Jack, she is survived by son, Michael Kaspersky, and companion, Ann Lundahl, Thurmont, MD; and son, David and wife Robyn Robertson Kaspersky and children, Justin, Samuel, Joseph, Jonathan, and Rebekah. She has as brother, Joseph P. Mazzoni, and wife, Yvonne, Peckville, PA;…

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Crime 

Sex Offenders Charged and Wanted

As a result of ongoing monitoring of registered sex offenders in Frederick County, the Sheriff’s Office in December of 2018 has charged the following registered sex offender with violating conditions associated with being placed on the sex offender registry: Davonta Ezeckiel Thomas, 24, of Knoxville, MD Charges: Failure to register as a sex offender Disposition: Criminal Summons issued on December 19, 2018. If anyone has any information on the location of Michael William Cullen you are asked to contact the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office at 301-600-1046 or the Frederick County…

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Community Glade Valley 

Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces grant opportunities from three funds. These grants are available until the funds are expended, or until the closing application date of May 1, 2019. The minimum grant is $500.00, and funds must be used by June 1, 2019. The Compofelice Family Fund for Building Trades supports organizations seeking to help residents receive training for construction trades in the Frederick County area. Preference given to plumbing, carpentry, electrical services, masonry, and other skills associated with the building industry. Grants may pay for training, educational…

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Crime Glade Valley 

SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING/ASSAULT

Maryland State Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a kidnapping and assault that occurred this afternoon outside Maximum Fitness 24, a fitness gym at the Discovery Shopping Center. The suspect is identified as Jason M. Bittner, 35, of Woodbine, Maryland. He is charged with kidnapping, second degree assault and reckless endangerment. Bittner has been taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for processing and to await an initial appearance before a court commissioner. Shortly before 12:30 p.m. today, Maryland state troopers from the Frederick Barrack responded…

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