25 years agoThe Carroll County Commission on Aging held...

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December 14, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago

The Carroll County Commission on Aging held its first meeting at the Senior Citizens Center. Col. Frank Swoger, the chairman named by the commissioners, stressed that this is to be a working commission and that there are many projects that need to be undertaken on behalf of senior citizens. The priorities are transportation, nutrition, the retired senior volunteer program (RSVP), financial and legal assistance, day care, group homes and public housing. -- the Carroll Record, Dec. 14, 1972.

50 years ago

By too many mysterious fires taking place in this city in recent months, our citizens are becoming alarmed and excited. On Saturday night about 10: 30, William Griffin Jr., West Main Street, bTC discovered a blaze between his garage and Bud Shaeffer's warehouse, which was promptly put out. Fire investigators from the state found that the origin of the fire was by a firebug. -- Democratic Advocate, December 1947.

100 years ago

On Sunday night last, while a young man named Hayden Haines was going from Taneytown to Middleburg, he was stopped by a man under the big bridge on the York road, with a demand for money. Haines opened his penknife as the man advanced toward him and cut him on the hands to such an extent that the highwayman gave a yell and departed. There is no clue to his identity. -- American Sentinel, Dec. 11, 1897.

Pub Date: 12/14/97

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