Jim Kennedy said his friend Junie Noel was a “great guy and a leader of men.”

James A. “Junie” Noel of Hanover spent his working life in manufacturing and, later, as a bartender, but most people in these parts remember him as an umpire, the looming figure in black behind home plate who serves as the Supreme Court in the world of baseball.

T.W. Burger began is journalism career at the Gettysburg Times in 1985. He worked for several other newspapers in the area during the 1990s and 2000s before returning to the Times as a correspondent in 2013.

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