25 years agoThe County Commissioners met with Senators...


January 21, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago

The County Commissioners met with Senators Smelser and Thomas, and Delegates Yingling and Matthews for the purpose of discussing several potential legislative proposals. Among the items discussed was the issuance of an $8 million bond issue, including $7 million for schools and $1 million for needed office space. Included also was a request to consider clarification of the use of racing funds, the creation of an office of finance, as well as four amendments to the Sanitary Commission Law. -- Community Reporter, Jan. 15, 1971.

50 years ago

The Carroll County Red Cross chapter reports the shipment of 211 women's cotton dresses for war refugees, also eight pieces of new clothing donated for children. There is still yarn available for knitting sleeveless sweaters. Knitters should contact Miss Evelyn Mather, 7 Willis St., phone 13. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 18, 1946.

75 years ago

Some person who had violated the Anti-Saloon League's ideals last Tuesday was found on the railroad tracks near town in the evening perfectly oblivious to the workings of the outside world, and particularly to the workings of a steam locomotive, one of which was due within a short time. When found he was lying crosswise of the track and had not help reached him when it did, he would doubtless have continued to dwell in oblivion. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 21, 1921.

100 years ago

Fire broke out under a step in the storeroom occupied by John Senft, in our village, about half-past 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. It started among some rubbish, consisting of paint, paper boxes, &c., and quickly reached some cartridges and loaded shells which exploded and kept up a lively fusillade. By prompt action and liberal use of water, the fire was soon suppressed, but Mr. Senft's stock of goods suffered damage by the fires, smoke, water and exploded shells to the amount of $400 or $500. His loss is covered by insurance of $1,200 in the Royal of Liverpool, $800 in the Continental, companies represented by Messrs. Wilson and Goodwin of this city, and $800 in the Carroll County company. The building is owned by Cornelius Hull, who has a policy for $1,000 in the Continental. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 18,

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