25 years agoFive Taneytown boys got off their store front...


October 12, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago

Five Taneytown boys got off their store front perch Monday night and crossed the street to ask the City Council's assistance in locating or providing a recreational facility for the young people of Taneytown. Caught by surprise, the council first went on the defensive, citing reports of vandalism. However, the city fathers, recognizing the sincerity and merits of the request, soon got into an earnest discussion of "how to do" something practical and positive. Council President George Hemler started the ball rolling when he said, "You five boys may have started something very positive in this community." -- the Carroll Record, Oct. 5, 1972.

50 years ago

The War Memorial Association, in conjunction with the American Legion and Rotary International, are pleased to announce that the former mayor of Baltimore, Theodore R. McKeldin, will give the address of welcome at the Dedication of the Memorial on Nov. 1, 1947. All citizens are invited to these exercises to pay tribute to the members of the armed services of World Wars I and II. -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 10, 1947.

75 years ago

A dispatch in the Baltimore American today says, "Joseph D. Wimert, a well-known farmer of Carroll County and three years ago a candidate in the Democratic primary for nomination as county commissioner, is again in the toils. About six months ago, federal agents, with State's Attorney Theodore F. Brown co-operating, found in the cellar of his home, three miles from this city, near Tannery, several hundred gallons of mash and a small quantity of moonshine liquor, but located no still. In the U.S. Court at Baltimore, defended by Edward O. Weant, he put in a plea of nolo contendere and a nominal fine was imposed. This morning, federal agents Davidson, Evans, Elliott and Burrall of Washington came to this city, tracing 22 barrels of whiskey NTC said to have been stolen from a distillery. State's Attorney Brown procured for them a search warrant from Police Justice R. Lee Hutchins of this city and accompanied them to the Wimert farm." -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 13, 1922.

100 years ago

A man who gave the name of John Adams attempted to steal a ride on the Western Maryland Railroad, from this city, on Saturday last, and would have lost his life if he had not been discovered and rescued by an employee of the railroad. He endeavored to board a freight train, but missed his footing and would have fallen under the wheels if he had not been caught and supported until the train was stopped. Justice J. Hoffman Fuss held him for a hearing until Monday and then committed him to the county jail for 30 days for violating the law in relation to stealing rides on railroads. -- American Sentinel, Oct. 9, 1897.

Pub Date: 10/12/97

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