I was very touched by your cover story about Debbie Thompson who was a local and national track star.

She was truly a hometown hero who I had never heard about in the 29 years I have lived in the Frederick area. I so appreciated that you brought her to our attention, which she certainly deserved even though it was posthumously.

We need to celebrate the stars among us to lift us up and inspire us, young and older, especially in these times of too much turmoil and not enough love.

Sue Rowland


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She was one on a million Ms. Rowland. A true treasure for Frederick County, Maryland, and the entire Track and Field world. May she rest forever in peace.


I remember Debbie when she and another track star came to Walkersville High School for a Track Field Meet one day. Unfortunately, I can't remember the other girl's name right now. I even got Debbie's autograph back then. Her and the other girl was in the newspaper a lot back then. I agree, she was a true treasure and representative for Frederick County.

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