25 years ago:Girls' softball came to Union Bridge this...

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August 09, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago:

Girls' softball came to Union Bridge this summer and according to some of the participants, things will never be the same. The girls who played this year had fun, learned more about sportsmanship and showed the boys they aren't the only ones who can "slug" a homer. The girls and their managers are hoping that next year Taneytown, Middleburg and New Windsor will get teams so they will have more competition. -- the Carroll Record, ++ Aug. 9, 1973.

50 years ago:

The body of Cpt. David Eugene Evans, World War II, was returned from overseas on Wednesday evening accompanied by John Smith. Cpl. Evans is the son of the late David E. Evans, Sr., and Mrs. Evans, Patapsco. Young Evans entered the service in the spring of 1942, and served four months overseas, before being killed in action in Luxenborg, Germany on Jan. 3, 1945. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 13, 1948.

75 years ago:

At the regular meeting of the mayor and Common Council on Monday, Aug. 6, a resolution was offered and adopted that the offices of the mayor and city departments be closed all day today as a mark of honor and respect to our late president, Warren G. Harding, whose funeral, will be held at Marion, Ohio, on the afternoon of this day. A number of our merchants expect to close also in the afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock. The churches have been requested to toll their bells at 4 o'clock. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 10, 1923.

100 years ago: A fire occurred at Mount Airy about 11 p.m. Tuesday, causing a loss of $17,000. A block of buildings belonging to J. B. Runkles was destroyed. At one time, when Runkles' mill and elevator caught fire, it looked like the entire town would be in ashes, but by the continued effort of the people, the fire was checked in the elevator, which saved the entire business part of the town. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 13, 1898.

Pub Date: 8/09/98

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