25 years ago:The Carroll County school board was warned...


September 20, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago:

The Carroll County school board was warned again at this month's meeting that the price of school lunches will almost certainly have to rise as a result of the ever-increasing cost of food. Price of school lunches was held at 45 cents when school started in September, but cafeterias have been operating at a loss. The cost of milk has doubled in county schools this year due to the fact that it is no longer subsidized by state funds. Parents must now pay the full price for milk, 10 cents for a half-pint. -- the Carroll Record, Sept. 13, 1973.

50 years ago:

Two hoodlums Monday night lured the Melrose proprietor of a tavern out of his establishment, beat him and then shot him twice as he fled back into the building and attempted to barricade the door. The wounded man, Chester M. Geiman, 69, was unable to give police a motive for the attack, but it was believed that one of the assailants might have been the bandit who robbed Mr. Geiman's wife of $134 less than two weeks ago. Mr. Geiman was treated at University Hospital for bullet wounds in the hand and shoulder and is recovering. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 10, 1948.

100 years ago: Notwithstanding the heat and dust, a large number of people enjoyed the best picnic held in the grove at Winters for years, last Saturday. The new organ, played by Miss Linnie Fisher, gave forth such pleasing music that the church has decided to purchase it. The Union Bridge Band played a selection of pieces that did it great honor. Whenever it played a patriotic piece, we thought of the soldier boys now returning from the war. The pastor, Rev. G. W. Bachman, made an eloquent address, brimful of good things. The part most enjoyed by the school was when they were treated to all the ice cream they could eat and given an abundance of cake and confectioneries. Those who remained to enjoy the picnic by moonlight say they never enjoyed anything more. The proceeds were $60. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 10, 1898.

Pub Date: 9/20/98

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