25 years ago While election votes were being counted in...


November 09, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago While election votes were being counted in the fire hall, the New Windsor Town council met upstairs Tuesday night and voted to start an investigation regarding purchase of property for a community park. With a large contingent of the recently formed New Windsor Recreation Council in attendance, Councilman Doug Manger introduced a proposal for a community park to meet the present and future recreational needs of the New Windsor area. Manger outlined methods by which such a park might be financed, indicating that with federal and state funds available, the cost to New Windsor could be as little as one-eighth of the total. -- the Carroll Record, Nov. 9, 1972.

50 years ago A cancer and detection center visits Westminster monthly in the old Methodist Church building on East Main Street. All information in these examinations are kept strictly confidential. It is of urgent need that volunteers offer their services as a receptionist during these monthly visits from noon to 5 p.m. There are only 12 visits a year, making it once a month. There certainly should be 12 women willing to give their services one afternoon a month. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 14, 1947.

100 years ago About 12 Sunday night, Herbert L. Bowers, proprietor of the Central Hotel, this city, was aroused from sleep by the groaning of his wife, and found her in a semiconscious and entirely helpless condition. He felt strangely ill himself, but was able to call for assistance, when the cause of the trouble was found to be the presence of coal gas, which had escaped into the room from the register connected with a coal stove in the room below. They made a narrow escape from asphyxiation. Dr. M. L. Bott was summoned. Both were soon out of danger. -- American Sentinel, Nov. 13, 1897.

Pub Date: 11/09/97

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