25 years ago: Police dog officer Robinson asked for and...


November 15, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: Police dog officer Robinson asked for and got permission to buy a fingerprinting kit for under $75. His request that the town send him to canine school in Baltimore County for 14 weeks with his 9-month-old dog received mixed reaction. Officer Robinson said Baltimore County would provide the training free of charge. Insurance would be $10-$12 a year and equipment such as collars and leashes would run another $35. A cage in the police car could run between $50 and $250. Councilman Raver said that he liked the idea of a police dog for Hampstead but that if the town bore the expense of training the animal, the town should own the dog. The council agreed that a dog would "beef up" the town force a lot cheaper than another man and should help "clean up a lot of these punks in town." -- the Carroll Record, Nov. 27, 1973.

50 years ago: The commissioners of Carroll County, by resolution, removed all assessments from individually owned household goods and furniture in the county. The resolution stated that "furniture and effects in Carroll County held for the household use of the owners or members of their families, and not held or employed for purposes of profit or in connection with any business, profession or occupation, shall hereafter be exempt from assessment and county taxation in as full a manner as the same are exempt from state taxation." County assessors have long recognized that it was virtually impossible to make fair assessments of household goods or to keep these assessments up to date. To maintain a fair assessment on these items would require the county assessors to appraise all the household effects of approximately 20,000 families in the county. -- the Pilot, Nov. 19, 1948.

100 years ago: The store, property and dwelling house owned by David Boose at Silver Run was destroyed by fire about midnight Tuesday. The building, a log weatherboard structure, was JTC occupied by Eckard & Cover, who conducted a general grocery business. The Silver Run post office was located in the storeroom, with Mr. Ecker as postmaster. A barber shop was located in another room. The dwelling portion was occupied by William F. Ebaugh and family. A short time after discovery of the fire, many residents were on the scene and a bucket brigade saved the nearby dwellings. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 19, 1898.

Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

Pub Date: 11/15/98

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