25 years agoThe Union Bridge Council has located an 1884...


April 13, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago

The Union Bridge Council has located an 1884 ordinance which Officer Francis McCann will enforce against persons damaging town signs. "I want something to back me up," the officer told the town council. According to the officer, a sign at Broadway and Main Street has been turned in the wrong direction, others have had bolts removed and one behind the community center is riddled with .22 gauge rifle holes. The council agreed that parents should be held responsible for their child's vandalism and pay for the damage. Irene Williar, town clerk, searched the code book and found an ordinance which specified signs and enforced a $10 fine. It was dated 1884, but usable nevertheless and all future violators will be expected to pay not only the fine but the cost of replacing the sign. -- The Carroll Record, April 27, 1972.

50 years ago

The commissioners passed a resolution, fixing the salary of the trial magistrate at the following amounts, to be paid in equal monthly installments: In the event the bill providing for a single trial magistrate be approved by the governor, the salary shall be $3,000 per annum; in the event this bill is not approved, then the salary of the trial magistrate sitting at Westminster shall be $2,400 per annum and the salary of the other trial magistrate shall be $1,200 per annum. There is one clerk provided for the trial magistrate or magistrates, whose salary shall be $1,800 per annum, payable monthly, and whose office hours shall be from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, except on Saturday his hours shall be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Democratic Advocate, April 18, 1947.

100 years ago

Marshall G. Shaw gave a most hospitable house-warming, being the occasion of his moving from his old home to the farm formerly owned by James Devilbiss. Quite a large number of his neighbors assisted. The men with their teams doing the hauling of furniture, &c., while the good wives and daughters assembled the kitchen, and by noonday had prepared a most inviting dinner. A goodly number of their friends from Uniontown and vicinity were also present. Everybody had an enjoyable day. -- Democratic Advocate, April 10, 1897.

Pub Date: 4/13/97

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