Federal grant received to improve Garrett County Airport

From The Garrett County Republican

McHENRY — A grant award from the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) will 100%-fund the construction of eight corporate hangars at the Garrett County Airport.

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, both D-Md., jointly announced the DOT grant award last month.

This renovation project has been a priority for the community airport and has been included in the strategic improvement plan since 2015. The addition of eight hangars and a ramp directly into to McHenry Industrial Park were identified to better serve customers.

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Lowdermilk chosen as 2019 Garrett County Farm Queen

From The Garrett County Republican

McHENRY — Rileigh Lowdermilk was crowned as the 2019 Garrett County Farm Queen on Sunday during the annual ceremony at the Garrett County Fairgrounds.

The fair will continue through Saturday, with various events scheduled for each day in the show ring and on the track, musical entertainment and carnival rides and games by Reithoffer Shows.

Lowdermilk is the 74th farm queen, as noted by Terri Rodeheaver of the Garrett County Board of Directors.

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Mountain Lake Park mayor seeking restoration of town’s lake

From The Garrett County Republican

MTN. LAKE PARK — Mayor Don Sincell would like to put the “lake” back in Mountain Lake Park.

He discussed the issue with state officials during the recent Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference in Ocean City.

“One of the main reasons I wanted to go there was to find out about the possibility of eventually restoring Mountain Lake,” Sincell said during last week’s town council meeting.

The former 35-acre lake was part of a planned Chautauqua resort established by a group of businessmen and Methodists from Wheeling, W.Va., in 1881. The water body provided swimming and boating opportunities for program participants and other visitors. The site is now owned by the town.

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