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Fifty Year Recognition

By Bob Hansen When downtown Richmond exploded and burned in 1968, Bill Hilbert rode on a firetruck from Hagerstown to Richmond to help out. Within a few years when fire took out half a block in downtown Hagerstown, Bill Hilbert responded. When a landmark local restaurant caught fire nearly 45 years after that, Bill Hilbert […]

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Random Act of Flowers Now at Reid Health

Flower power: Monthly distribution brightens day for patients, Reid staff The power of flowers is proving a monthly day-brightener for Reid Health patients and their caregivers, thanks to a program discovered by Reid Health’s Retail Manager Miracle Baker earlier this year.   Baker connected with Random Acts of Flowers, a national organization that recycles flowers […]

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Birth Announcement

Crystal and Timothy McCracken of Connersville would like to announce the birth of their son, Jayden Alex McCracken, who was born at 8:03 a.m. Dec. 20 at Henry Community Health Birth Care Center in New Castle, Ind. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

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Is Addiction a Disease?

If you have ever had a friend or family member who suffered from addiction, you have probably struggled with the idea of whether or not addiction is a disease. Like me, you have probably wondered why drugs or alcohol seemed more important to the addict than their family. You have probably blamed them for the […]

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Hagerstown from the Sky

I was delivering the Nettle Creek Gazette to the Hagerstown IGA last Tuesday morning when I ran into Wayne County Commissioner Mary Anne Butters. She, along with her artist husband Tom have always been heavily involved with the Flying Circus since its beginnings. Out of the blue, she asked if I would like a free […]