25 Years Ago: Sykesville Considering Youth Curfew - It's...


April 15, 2001

25 Years Ago: Sykesville Considering Youth Curfew - It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are? This might become a regularly asked question of parents in Sykesville, and if they can't answer they might end up getting fined.

Why? The town council has taken a cue from Baltimore City's curfew for juveniles and considers its implementation a possible reality. That's of course depending on what citizens think.

And at the town meeting Monday night, the council urged all citizens to make their views known at the next meeting May 10. "We need a curfew," said Councilman Charles L. Knisley, who brought the recommendation to the floor. "It's working in Baltimore City. We ought to get in on it while the iron is hot."

Police Chief William Coffey agrees wholeheartedly. "I'm in complete accord with a curfew," he said. "And I plan to push it as much I can." "I don't see why it can't work here," he told the council.

Sykesville Herald, April 14, 1976.

75 Years Ago: Ground Hog Extermination at Finksburg - A recent development in the chemical industry promises to forward in an effective way of killing ground hogs in a simple manner. The deadly cyanide gas has been combined with lime into a powder which can be safely used by humans to wipe out this pest.

To give the concern which has developed this chemical an opportunity to bring its effect to the farmers in this county, County Agent Walrath has arranged to hold the ground hog killing demonstration on Saturday afternoon, April 24th at 2 p.m. at the home of Edward Martin, near Asbestos, in Wollery's district.

This farmer has suffered real damage by this pest in his truck crops and is expected that many farmers who were likewise troubled with this rodent will be present to witness and take part in this demonstration.

American Sentinel, April 16, 1926

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