25 years ago: A $90,000 damage suit has been filed in...


June 27, 1999|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County

25 years ago: A $90,000 damage suit has been filed in Circuit Court against Mt. Airy Mayor Lewis C. Dixon by Frederick W. Stephens, as the result of a scuffle between the two last year. Mr. Stephens alleges he suffered "painful injuries about his face and head and was caused great mental anguish, embarrassment and humiliation." He claims further that remarks made by the mayor were published in Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties and were calculated to ridicule and embarrass Mr. Stephens. The two got into a scuffle after a June 1973 meeting when Mr. Stephens presented problems with a sewer station on land he used to own. -- the Community Reporter, June 28, 1974.

75 years ago: Two-year-old Grace Brenneman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Brenneman, Silver Run valley, might have lost her life Thursday when she tumbled into a 20-foot well at her home, if not for the alertness of her mother. The well bed had been recently repaired and the boards were not nailed down. In some way, the child slipped through a crevice. Another child attracted Mrs. Brenneman's attention. She at once attached a washline around the waist of her son, Earl, eight years of age, and lowered him into the dark well. Fortunately, the water was not very deep and the boy was able to grapple for his tiny sister whom he held above the water. In the meantime, a neighbor had been called with whose assistance the two were drawn to safety. The little girl was unconscious when brought out. She was not seriously hurt. -- Democratic Advocate, June 27, 1924.

100 years ago: Mr. A. J. Jordan, of St. Louis, Mo., who is founder and proprietor of a large cutlery manufactory at Sheffield, England, while here his week, signified to the public school authorities his intention to erect a school house and transfer it by deed with surrounding grounds to the extent of an acre or more to the school board to be maintained as a public school. The building is to be located at "Jordans Retreat," near Dennings, for many years the home of Mr. Jordan's mother, the late Mrs. Margaret Jordan. It is to be erected as a memorial to her and his father, the late Hiram Jordan. On Wednesday, Mr. Jordan visited the "Retreat" in company with President Gehr and Mr. E. O. Grimes, of the school board, and Postmaster Schaeffer, a former president of the board. A site was then selected for the purpose indicated. -- American Sentinel, June 24, 1899.

Pub Date: 6/27/99

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