25 years ago The Taneytown Council, faced with its own...


February 16, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago The Taneytown Council, faced with its own reservations and petition-bearing residents, turned down the proposed shopping center for Taneytown at its February meeting and drew a caution from developer Robert Bankert to carefully weigh "precedent-settling" decisions. -- The Carroll Record, Feb. 10, 1972.

50 years ago Westminster and the surrounding community was very much interested in the Junior Town Meeting, broadcast over station WBAL on Tuesday afternoon. In summing up the half-hour discussion, Mr. Eaton said that he felt the main point had been brought out by Thomas Holmes Jr., when he said, "These things we have said put forth a challenge, a challenge to us, the teen-agers of today, who will in the near future have families of our own and also should strive to rebuild and protect our American family life." -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 8, 1947.

75 years ago On Feb. 10, several men of Westminster met in Lewis Hall, at the college, and formed the Westminster Rifle Club. The purpose of this organization is to learn how to shoot the rifle and revolver. It will be a part of the National Rifle Association. For the present, the indoor range at the college will be used, but the range at the Armory is better and application will be made with the proper authorities for the use of it. Next Monday night, a shooting match will be held with the idea of picking a team to beat the college team. Members be ready. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 17, 1922.

100 years ago Several boys escaped from the Home for Feeble-Minded Children, near Owings Mills, on Monday night. They boarded the train, arriving here about 8 o'clock at night. Two left the train before it got to Westminster. The other was put off here by Conductor Wright, and given into the custody of the sheriff. The authorities of the institution sent for him and took him back. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 13, 1897.

Pub Date: 2/16/97

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