25 years ago: Possibly the first course of its kind in...

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January 10, 1999|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: Possibly the first course of its kind in Maryland will be offered in the school system through the Adult Education Division. "Alcohol and Adolescents" is a comprehensive look at alcohol, its effects psychologically, sociologically and physically. This course will be aimed at helping parents feel more comfortable communicating with their children around the inevitable contact children will have with alcohol. -- Community Reporter, Jan. 11, 1974.

50 years ago: At a meeting of the Carroll County War Memorial Fund Committee, it was decided to turn back to the original committee, The Inter-City Club, the matter of securing a permanent chairman. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 14, 1949.

75 years ago: During 1923, the clerk of the Circuit Court for Carroll County issued 389 marriage licenses. During the same period were 25 divorces passed and granted. About 6 percent of the marriage licenses issued turned out in divorce -- not so bad for Carroll County, compared with Baltimore, where the percentage of divorces is about 25 percent of all marriages granted. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 11, 1924.

100 years ago: The rain of last Friday froze as it fell. Trees, fences, shrubbery, telegraph, telephone and electric light wires were heavily coated with ice. Westminster was a crystal city, glittering and resplendent. While it made a beautiful winter scene, the weight of the sleet played havoc with telegraph, telephone and electric light wires which were broken all over the city. Western Maryland Telephone Co. suffered most and workmen were three days in repairing damages. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 14, 1899.

Pub Date: 1/10/99

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