Funeral arrangements announced for Deputy Chief Lauck

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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Frederick County Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Chester T. Lauck. Lauck passed away on April 23rd after working on the scene of a wildfire in Gore.

Visitation will be held at Omps Funeral Home on Amherst Street Sunday from noon till 9 pm.

A service will be held at Winchester Church of God on Monday at 11 am with a burial following the service at Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Heavy traffic is expected in the area of the funeral home, church and cemetery.

Papermill Road will be closed from the roundabout to Route 522 from noon to 4 pm on Monday.

Motorists should use Crossover Boulevard as an alternative route.

Be aware of those wishing to show their respects who may be lining the road ways of the processional route.

Full information on the arrangements are available here.

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FCSO rescue unconscious driver from pond

Frederick County Sheriff’s (FCSO) report the rescue of an unconscious driver from a pond off of Papermill Road.

FCSO responded to a call Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. responded to reports of an SUV that had driven off the road and into a pond in the area of Papermill Road and Harrison Lane.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they could see the SUV submerged up to the hood of the vehicle and the driver slumped over the steering wheel.

Deputies entered the water and removed the unconscious driver, Michael Surgent of Mechanicsville, from the vehicle.

The driver was given a dose of Narcan and regained consciousness.

Aerosol cans were recovered from his vehicle and it’s believed he was huffing chemicals which led to him losing control of the vehicle.

He is charged with huffing chemicals, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

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Portions of Tevis Street close today 9/14 in Winchester

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Due to the ongoing Hope Drive Extension Project a portion of Tevis Street in Winchester has closed permanently as of today Sept. 14.

The closure affects Tevis St. from the Bradford Court Apartments to the access road behind Panera Bread from Papermill Road.

The new portion of Hope Drive through way is awaiting completion of train track crossing instillation before it can open.

In the meantime watch for and follow detour signs in place.

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