Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company Purchases New Pumper

The Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company recently signed a contract with Atlantic Emergency Solutions to purchase a 2021 Pierce Manufacturing custom pumper truck. The new pumper replaces a 1994 pumper that the fire company says is “degenerating.” In its announcement cancelling the annual carnival, the Fire Company estimated the cost of the new pumper at around $600,000. During the July 8, 2020 Walkersville Town Meeting, Burgess Chad Weddle reported that the new engine will cost $755,000, but the Fire Company will pay $725,000 after receiving a $30,000 discount for paying cash…

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Women’s Giving Circle Provides $220,000 in Grants

The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 33 grants totaling $220,000 have been presented to 22 area nonprofits serving women and children. The grants are provided from The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund, one of more than 720 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County. The FY2020 grants bring the Women’s Giving Circle grant total to more than $1.8 million since the first grants were distributed. The organization was formed in 2006 and provides opportunities for donors to promote and support programs that enable…

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Wanda Elaine Johnson

Wanda Elaine Johnson, 67, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hospice of Washington County’s, Doey’s House, in Hagerstown, MD, surrounded by her loving family. Born December 30, 1952 in Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of the late Lorraine Frances (Eyler) Gartrell. She was a graduate of Walkersville High School class of 1971. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, picture taking and loved spending time with her family and pets. Wanda is survived by her husband of 41 years, Franklin Johnson whom she married July…

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Glade Valley Obituaries 

George Mark Fisher, Sr.

George Mark Fisher Sr. age 100, long time resident of Walkersville,MD. passed away July 11, 2020 at Montevue Assisted Living in Frederick MD. Born in Bedford, PA. June 21, 1920, he was the son of John M. Fisher and Edith G. Fisher. He was a graduate Bedford High School, Bedford PA. George joined the United States Army May 1, 1941 and served 21 years as a career enlisted soldier. He was a combat veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater with Co. “B” 44th Tank Battalion and…

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