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Rising Sun High Class of 2018 celebrates a new dawn  Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun High School was treated to a beautiful setting sun as 286 members of the Class of 2018 graduated on Thursday evening on the ...



Mary L. Stevens | Obituaries  Cecil Daily

Mary L. Stevens of Nottingham, PA, 74, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born on July 19, 1944 in Colora, MD, to the late Francis Eckles ...



Cecil County School of Technology graduates 294 | Schools  Cecil Daily

NORTH EAST — The Cecil County School of Technology awarded certificates of completion to 294 students in 20 vocations Tuesday night in ceremonies held ...



Rising Sun High School Third Marking Period Honor Roll  Cecil Daily

Grade 9 Distinguished Honor Roll. Mara Antognoli, Brietta Bishop, Sean Brady, Sarah Cervantes, Jacob Chapman, Eva Cook, Thomas Dymowski, Katie Gibson, ...



CCPS shuffles four principals, 17 assistant principals | Schools  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — As the new school year approaches, Cecil County Public Schools students prepare to enter new grades and even new schools. But the students are ...



Rising Sun High School Second Marking Period Honor Roll  Cecil Whig

Grade 9 Distinguished Honor Roll. Mara Antognoli, Brietta Bishop, Sean Brady, Sean Browne, Sarah Cervantes, Thomas Dymowski, Katie Gibson, Robert ...



John L. Thomas, Jr.  Cecil Daily

John Littleton "Tommy" Thomas, Jr. died peacefully following a brief hospitalization at Kaiser Medical Center in Baldwin Park, CA on July, 4, 2018 at the age of ...



Mark Dugger | Obituaries  Cecil Daily

Mark Dugger, age 48, of Conowingo, MD, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 7, 2018. A lifelong resident ...



Rising Sun High musical draws controversy over religious themes  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — A national organization is demanding Cecil County Public Schools cancel a school musical set to be performed this weekend because the ...



Rising Sun High grads challenged to improve world  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun High School's Class of 2017 was issued a challenge to go out into the world and make everyone proud.



Gilpin Manor ready for first day of school  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — After crews worked feverishly all summer to complete construction on the new Gilpin Manor Elementary School, the building will be ready to open its ...



Thomas “TJ” James McMillan  Cecil Daily

Thomas “TJ” James McMillan of Rising Sun, MD, age 22, passed away tragically on Friday, November 2, 2018. He was born in Lancaster, PA on July 20, 1996 to ...



Rising Sun High grads give bittersweet goodbye to Gellrich  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun High School Principal Anne Gellrich gave her final graduation speech Thursday night at commencement exercises for the Class of ...



RSHS student banned for making 'veiled threats' about graduation  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — A 17-year-old Rising Sun High School student has been banned from school grounds after making a “veiled threat” about graduation in a ...



Rising Sun High School First Marking Period Honor Roll  Cecil Whig

Grade 9 Distinguished Honor Roll. Jacqueline Ayers, Sara Bauer, Emily Consiglio, Lindsey Darling, John DeBiase, Olivia Dixon, Connery Eddinger, Elijah ...



State dismisses serial rape case against Elkton teen  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — Prosecutors have dropped their criminal case against Isiah Lavonte McCargo — a teen who had been jailed approximately one year and nine ...



Crash near Calvert sends three to hospitals  Cecil Daily

CALVERT — A crash involving two sport utility vehicles and a pickup truck near the recently opened Dollar General store sent three people to area hospitals ...



Rising Sun High teacher shocked by state Teacher of the Year win  Cecil Whig

Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship, an English teacher at Rising Sun High School, was named the 2012-13 Maryland Teacher of the Year at a gala reception Friday ...



Rising Sun High student injured in school assault  Cecil Whig

Rising Sun — An ambulance transported a student from Rising Sun High School to Christiana Hospital in Delaware on Monday after a fellow pupil attacked him ...



Lynnette Dawn Brinton  Cecil Daily

Lynnette Dawn Brinton, 56, of North East, MD, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 in the Suburban Community Hospital, Norristown, PA.



Calvert tourneys raise questions on balancing residents' needs  Cecil Daily

CALVERT — As Cecil County focuses its efforts on expanding Calvert Regional Park, county Parks and Recreation officials are faced with questions on how to ...



Cecil shuffles four principals, 17 assistant principals | News  MyEasternShoreMD

ELKTON — As the new school year approaches, Cecil County Public Schools students prepare to enter new grades and even new schools. But the students are ...



Cecil County's corollary sports program continues to grow  Cecil Whig

ELKTON —There was little room to navigate through the enthusiastic crowd of spectators, staff, local officials, coaches and students who packed the 32-lane ...



Clem Vaughan hired as new Rising Sun football coach  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — Rising Sun has a new football coach.



Church lessons are inspiration for Buddy Bench  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. In Vacation Bible School at Freedom Church, London Stephens learned a great deal about kindness. In the last few months, ...



PHOTOS: Rising Sun Little League Major baseball stays alive with win over Elkton  HeraldandChronicle.com

Rising Sun remained alive in the District 5 Major baseball tournament with a 14-3 victory over Elkton in four innings Tuesday night, July 10. Rising Sun scored ...



Cecil County hosting USA Basketball Open Court Program  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — In major cities across the country, USA Basketball's youth program Open Court has set up shop, delivering basketball lessons and ...



La Plata volleyball sweeps Rising Sun, headed to 2A state final  So Md News

COLLEGE PARK — Monday evening at the noisy, cozy confines of the University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum, the La Plata High School volleyball had to ...



Missing Rising Sun teen found safe  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — A Rising Sun teenager who disappeared last week was located Wednesday night in Baltimore, according to police.



Farm museum members roll out red carpet  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor ​ After almost 20 years as a non profit, the Cecil County Farm Museum now has a fixed address. For years, the museum was at ...



Eugene “Mike” Mead Caffey III  Cecil Daily

Eugene “Mike” Mead Caffey III, of Port Deposit, MD, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1947 in Charlottesville, VA, to the ...



Rise 'N Grind will open in Rise 'N Sun  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Growing up, Angelina Vanderhoef delighted in making a perfectly prepared cup of coffee for her parents. Now, Vanderhoef ...



Roberta Lynn Copenhaver  Cecil Daily

Roberta Lynn Copenhaver, 61, of Elkton, MD, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018 at home. Born July 4, 1957 in Elkton, she was the daughter of Anna Burton ...



CCPS announces 10 principal moves in system | Schools  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — More than a third of the county's schools will have new leaders next school year as 10 schools — including two high schools — are slated to.



Bennett finishes USMC basic training  Cecil Whig

Tyler S. Bennett, of Rising Sun, graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 5.



Rising Sun Marching Band performs in Walt Disney World  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — Students in the Rising Sun High School Marching Band had a fairytale ending to a year of hard work when they performed outside Cinderella ...



School board approves uses for nearly $5 million in fund balance  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — The Cecil County Board of Education in a 4-1 decision Monday night voted to pull nearly $5 million from its fund balance to pay for five construction ...



Libraries launch STEM kit program  HeraldandChronicle.com

Children don't need to rely solely on schools to gain access to STEM learning materials. The Cecil County Public Library system last week began lending STEM ...



Local library branches help homeschool parents  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Jennifer Cotton sat in the Rising Sun Branch Library last week filling out piles of paperwork, all of which is required at the start ...



County high schools adjust to new schedule, grading policies  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — When county high school students returned to class this fall, many of them might have felt like they were walking into a completely different ...



Elkton-area girl, Del. man injured in Rising Sun High accident  Newark Post

An Elkton-area teen and a Delaware man suffered injuries on Wednesday morning in what investigators are describing as a T-bone collision at an intersection ...



Rising Sun teen killed in Conowingo crash  Cecil Whig

CONOWINGO — A teen who graduated from Rising Sun High School earlier this month was killed Friday when he inadvertently touched a live wire, after the car ...



Rising Sun High senior class throws 'beach party' prank  Cecil Whig

Early Wednesday morning, a dump truck arrived at Rising Sun High School and dropped 18 tons of sand onto the rear parking lot.



Seniors at helm of Gathering Place  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor ​ You can ask for the recipe for The Gathering Place's homemade vegetable soup, but you'll likely get eight different answers.



Middle school gym class isn't what it used to be  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Decades ago, middle school gym class meant mandated one piece gym suits and showers following the physical activity.



Jesse David Romberger | Obituaries | cecildaily.com  Cecil Whig

Jesse David Romberger of Rising Sun, MD, beloved son of David and Vicki (Koppenhaver) Romberger, passed away unexpectedly at home on his 17th birthday ...



DUI: Head-on collision avoided, driver almost hits police officer  HeraldandChronicle.com

... ​ A Rising Sun woman has been charged with driving under the influence, negligent driving, reckless driving, failure to maintain traffic lane, and speeding ...



Local coach with Ripken ties forms travel baseball team  Cecil Whig

Matt Backert, a Rising Sun graduate and the former director of Ripken Baseball Operations, has formed a travel baseball team for area youth. The Maryland ...



Hydrants come with water  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor ​ Rising Sun's new Interconnect with Chester Water Authority has both dogs and fire hydrants covered. The new water line, ...



John Carroll student, Joshua Hamer, laid to rest  Baltimore Sun

A funeral *service* will be held Tuesday morning for Joshua "Josh" Evan Hamer, the John Carroll School student who died from injuries when a vehicle in which ...



Port Deposit gearing up to deal with flood waters  HeraldandChronicle.com

Conowingo Dam will be opening between 22-27 spill gates by midnight. As of 11:40 a.m. Thursday, 20 gates are open. There will be a voluntary evacuation with ...



Michael S. Ayers Sr.  Cecil Whig

Michael S. Ayers Sr., 60, of Wheeler Hill Rd., passed away Friday (March 3, 2017).



Taking on teen suicide prevention  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. On January 31, with the parting words "I'm sorry, Mom" posted on social media, Daniel Carducci took his own life.



School bus crash injures two students, driver  Cecil Whig

COLORA — A crash involving a Cecil County Public Schools bus and a pickup truck at a Colora intersection Tuesday afternoon sent two students to an area ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Three county wrestlers place at state tournament  HeraldandChronicle.com

Cecil County's Silas Filliaux, Hunter Zacerous, and Jarrett Hunter placed at the MPSSAA wrestling state tournament which concluded Monday at the Show Place ...



CCPS, county sign agreement on turf field usage  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — Cecil County Public Schools and the Cecil County government signed off on an agreement Wednesday that streamlines the way the public will rent ...



'Heathers' at Streetlamp Productions is a stunner  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — High school is tough, but at Veronica Sawyer's Westerburg High School in “Heathers — The Musical,” you may end up dead, or laughing ...



Mattix on Matters: New beginning for local tattoo artist  Cecil Whig

While I was out and about . . . Justin Holcombe, a 2000 graduate of Rising Sun High School, has come home to establish his business and help his community.



Dental office collecting Treat for Troops  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. A local dental office is hoping you limit your candy consumption this Halloween. They have a way to use the excess - Treats for ...



John Lyndon Jones  Cecil Whig

John Lyndon Jones, 52, of Frankford, DE, formerly of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, DE, ...



Agents talk to students about parole, probation | Schools  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — People often think of parole and probation officers as tough, authoritarian figures who are eager to send people back to prison. The reality is ...



CCPS announces two principal changes for next school year  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — One year after a principal shuffle that saw more than a third of the county's schools get new leaders, Cecil County Public Schools has ...



20th St. Mary Anne's Garden Market could be 'biggest ever'  Cecil Whig

NORTH EAST — This weekend, garden-goers will have the opportunity to flock to St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church for the 20th annual Garden Market.



Teen climbs 110 stories in remembrance of 9/11  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor ​ Across the nation, some firefighters spent at least part of September 11 remembering the 343 firefighters who died in New ...



Work continues on Perryville High entry  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor ​ Before they could hit the books this school year, the Perryville High students and parents have had to learn to navigate the ...



Four county teams qualify for Destination Imagination Globals competition  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — Students on this year's county Destination Imagination teams found themselves seeing red, feeling blue and, in the end, winning gold.



Cariello retirement leads to CCPS administration changes | News Archive  My Eastern Shore

ELKTON — The retirement of longtime Cecil County Public Schools administrator Vincent Cariello has set off a range of changes among the system's leadership ...



New CCPL director reflects on career, future goals  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — For Morgan Miller, becoming the Cecil County Public Library director was both a job she was destined for and one she never dreamed she'd hold.



Conowingo man killed in crash with trash truck  Cecil Daily

CONOWINGO — A Conowingo man was killed in a Friday afternoon collision with a trash truck, according to police.



McMaster-Boegner  Cecil Whig

Kevin and Maureen McMaster, of Elkton, are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelin Rebecca McMaster, to Luke Gregory Boegner, ...



Comcast NBCuniversal Awards $110,000 In Scholarships To 101 Maryland High School Seniors  PR Newswire

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $110,000 in scholarships for the ...



Rising Sun Middle School to put on 'Seussical Jr.'  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Rising Sun Middle School has never hosted its own school play. There's a first time for everything. And they aren't kicking back ...



What's On Deck?  Cecil Whig

YOGA. Lil Lack Yoga. Chair Yoga Class. Chair yoga is practiced seated on a chair or standing using the chair for stability and to aid with balance. This is great ...



Former Rising Sun pitcher Benjamin makes first collegiate start for Delaware  Cecil Whig

BEL AIR — While the rest of his teammates took to the dugout railing to watch the top of the first inning unfold, Cole Benjamin sat alone in the middle.



Teen sentenced for molesting girl in his neighborhood  Cecil Whig

ELKTON — A North East-area teen who molested a girl in his neighborhood two years ago, when he was a 17-year-old high school student, received a two-year ...



A night for heroes; Cecil honors its own  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Kevin Vaughan couldn't possibly count the number of 911 calls he's taken in his 11 years of *service*. Vaughan, a dispatch ...



Janet R. Null | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Janet R. Null, age 96, formerly of Cochranville, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. She was the ...



Port Deposit woman arrested following collision  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. A Port Deposit woman has been charged after police say she was under the influence of methadone and caused a three ...



A day with Rising Sun mayor Travis Marion  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. In the mind of a fourth grader, Rising Sun Mayor Travis Marion earns $50,000 or more per year and has celebrity status worthy ...



Nelson named to Hall  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Perryville's Economic Development Coordinator may find a way to use his big honor to the town's advantage.



16-year-old boy charged with rape, robbery in Cecil County  ABC2 News

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with raping and robbing a woman in Elkton.



Garrett Frock is Rising Sun Middle's map master  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Garrett Frock had what it takes to earn the title of Geography Bee champion for Rising Sun Middle School. Frock, an eighth ...



APGFCU awards college scholarships to Cecil teens  Cecil Daily

Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) is proud to announce the winners of its annual STARSS college scholarship competition. This year ...



School Bus crash injures four  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Maryland State Police are on scene investigating a school bus crash which occurred earlier this morning, June 13, on Route ...



Category: Camp Horseshoe Scout Reservation  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Daniel Freeman Staff Writer Frank Donley has found his personal fountain of youth. Donley, the outdoor skills director at Camp Horseshoe Scout Reservation, ...



Rising Sun's Hildebran steps down, Crouse takes over as athletic director  Cecil Whig

Rising Sun athletic director George Hildebran has stepped down from his position, the school announced earlier this week.



Dollenger named next tech school principal  Cecil Whig

CECIL COUNTY — School officials have named current Perryville High School assistant principal David Dollenger as the new Cecil County School of ...



Buckley promoted to CCPS associate superintendent  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — As Cecil County Public Schools prepares to say goodbye to Superintendent D'Ette Devine later this week and welcomes incoming Superintendent ...



Turf field ready at Calvert Regional Park  Cecil Whig

CALVERT — Cecil County's first tournament-style turf field is almost ready for its public unveiling and no one could be more excited than Cecil County Director of ...



Rising Sun Middle School holds Skate Night  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Scott Oshiro didn't immediately lace on his wheels. Oshiro, a special education teacher at Rising Sun Middle School, wanted ...



Cecil Eats: Granite Run Taproom brings craft-focused fare to Port Deposit  Cecil Whig

PORT DEPOSIT — This is not a town of gentle delicacies. To capture the historic river port's truest self, you have to find a way to navigate both the remarkable.



Bo Manor High turf field tops parks budget request  Cecil Daily

ELKTON — To nurture the Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation's blossoming local and regional success, County Executive Alan McCarthy's ...



Rising Sun Middle students participate in E Cybermission competition  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. You may not want to touch a computer mouse, the gym door handle, a water fountain, or a bottle of hand sanitizer at Rising ...



Neighbors express concerns over proposed chicken farm | Business  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — More than 100 people gathered at the American Legion on East Main Street on Monday night to voice their concerns about the pending ...



Firefighters investigating HVAC system at Rising Sun Middle  HeraldandChronicle.com

... ​ Firefighters are currently on scene at Rising Sun Middle School, 289 Pearl Street, investigating an unusual odor coming from the school's HVAC system.



State senator honors Rising Sun police officer Herbert  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. When Officer Dallas Herbert received a text message from his boss recently ordering him to the town meeting room, Herbert ...



Rising Sun PD joins agencies in 'Shop with a Cop' program  Cecil Whig

RISING SUN — Police Chief Chip Peterson believes in community policing.



Two Cecil Sheriff's Deputies graduate from prestigious academy  HeraldandChronicle.com

by Lisa Tome Contributing editor. Lt. Michael Holmes hadn't had to hit the books this hard since college and the police academy. But Holmes, Criminal ...



County schools cafeteria workers train at scratch-cooking boot camp  Cecil Whig

When students return to Cecil County schools this fall, they'll probably notice a school lunch menu with a little more flavor in it thanks to a culinary boot camp ...



Find your school's 2018 ISTEP scores  Chalkbeat Indiana

Only half of Indiana's elementary and middle school students passed both English and math state ISTEP exams in 2018, results that have stubbornly held firm for ...



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