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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
John Prehn, a 71-year-old retired Navy captain, takes over the top nonelected post in Annapolis next week as critics wonder whether a man with little experience in local government and ties to a powerful historic district residents' group is up to the job.Mr. Prehn, who succeeds Michael Mallinoff as city administrator, has served on several citizen panels and is a former president of the Ward 1 Residents Association, which often clashes with restaurant and bar owners in the historic district.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 12, 1999
HERMAN PREHN, 69, is made of sturdy stuff. In the blazing heat of July 4, the Elkridge resident cooked hot dogs for volunteers who directed parking for the Columbia fireworks display.The display is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, and members of other service clubs help out. Prehn has been a member of the Elkridge Kiwanis Club for more than 35 years.Prehn and his wife, Marge, sat in the sun on the top deck of a parking lot next to the Merrill Lynch Building, near The Mall of Columbia.
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January 3, 1996
IF EXPERIENCE COUNTS, Annapolis' new $60,800-a-year city administrator is in for trouble. He has never held a post remotely resembling the one the city just awarded him. Retired Navy Capt. John Prehn, 71, is a longtime friend of Mayor Alfred Hopkins. By most accounts, that is why he got the job.The administrator is a crucial position in the current administration; Michael Mallinoff, who recently resigned to become city manager of Newport, R.I., literally ran the government for Mr. Hopkins.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 24, 1999
THE BREEZE rustled tree leaves, and the bright sun shone on the green grass, as members of the Dorsey Emmanuel United Methodist Church celebrated Heritage Sunday May 16.They sat on wooden chairs beneath a large white tent raised on the lawn below Dorsey Road and close to the woods above Deep Run. Some wore bonnets, hats and long dresses.The men had lashed a large rough-hewn wooden cross onto one of two main support poles of the tent; they placed a wooden altar in front of it, a lectern beside it, and a piano close by. Sprays of fresh flowers adorned the front of the altar and the lectern.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1995
The business of Annapolis politics is now the business of John L. Prehn.The retired Navy captain was named the new city administrator last night in an 8 to 1 vote by the city council."
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By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | December 18, 1991
The Annapolis Redistricting Committee barely had time to place its maps in the record Monday night when the City Council members began apologizing for the revisions they plan to make.John Prehn, the Ward 1 Republican appointed by Democratic Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins to head the citizen's redistricting committee, presented the maps that his committee drew over the past seven months."Party politics did not surface and was not used as one of the criteria in drawing the new boundaries," Prehn said, explaining the 13-member committee's effort.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 12, 1999
HERMAN PREHN, 69, is made of sturdy stuff. In the blazing heat of July 4, the Elkridge resident cooked hot dogs for volunteers who directed parking for the Columbia fireworks display.The display is organized by the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, and members of other service clubs help out. Prehn has been a member of the Elkridge Kiwanis Club for more than 35 years.Prehn and his wife, Marge, sat in the sun on the top deck of a parking lot next to the Merrill Lynch Building, near The Mall of Columbia.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
Former Annapolis City Administrator John L. Prehn Jr. will head an advisory committee that Mayor Dean L. Johnson formed to establish policy on handling the hundreds of events the city plays host to every year.Johnson announced yesterday the 13 members of the committee, which will examine how many events take place in Annapolis, their effect on the community and who pays for the services the city sometimes has to provide, such as trash removal or police overtime for crowd or traffic control.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 29, 1997
LONGTIME ELKRIDGE resident Herman Prehn has been a community leader for about as long as anyone remembers.He is a charter member of the Elkridge Kiwanis and has 35 years of service to the chapter. He was a Boy Scout leader for more than 20 years.For many years, he has been at the lectern of St. Augustine's Church. As his friend Judy Peddicord tells it, Prehn was in the habit of visiting his mother in the nursing home each Sunday after attending church.His mother passed away, but Prehn continued to visit the nursing home, to see his mother's friends.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | January 10, 1991
Annapolis tavern owners want the city to impose a curfew on teen-agers to reduce noise in the downtown area.City officials are considering the request, made after a group of tavern owners, residents andcity officials spent four weekends touring downtown last fall. The group was formed after downtown residents complained about noise last summer.The curfew is one of several recommendations made by the tavern owners in a letter to the city written by Jerry Hardesty, owner of Middletown Tavern.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 1999
SMALL WOODEN CARS raced down a new wooden track at Cub Pack 432's Pinewood Derby.The all-day event included heats for Cub Scouts from first through fifth grades and a "Big Kids Race" for older participants and family members.The race was held Saturday in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal Church in Elkridge, the church that has sponsored the Cub Pack since its beginning. The pack has held a derby every year since 1949.Bill Prehn, who served as Cubmaster for the pack for 10 years, has two of the cars that he raced as a child when his father, Herman Prehn, and Al Seipes were the pack's Cubmasters.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1998
Former Annapolis City Administrator John L. Prehn Jr. will head an advisory committee that Mayor Dean L. Johnson formed to establish policy on handling the hundreds of events the city plays host to every year.Johnson announced yesterday the 13 members of the committee, which will examine how many events take place in Annapolis, their effect on the community and who pays for the services the city sometimes has to provide, such as trash removal or police overtime for crowd or traffic control.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 22, 1998
Sports fans, gardeners, wine connoisseurs, artists, musicians, train collectors and others will find something to feast their eyes on at the Festival of Wreaths next month.More than 70 wreaths will be unveiled in the Winchester Exchange Building in Westminster on Dec. 1. With their debut comes the discovery of how creative local businesses, artists, nonprofit organizations and Maryland's first lady Frances Hughes Glendening can be.Sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council, the Festival of Wreaths features wreaths adorned with dollars, dolls, Orioles tickets, theater tickets, angels, orthodontic appliances, gold, silver and pearls.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 29, 1997
LONGTIME ELKRIDGE resident Herman Prehn has been a community leader for about as long as anyone remembers.He is a charter member of the Elkridge Kiwanis and has 35 years of service to the chapter. He was a Boy Scout leader for more than 20 years.For many years, he has been at the lectern of St. Augustine's Church. As his friend Judy Peddicord tells it, Prehn was in the habit of visiting his mother in the nursing home each Sunday after attending church.His mother passed away, but Prehn continued to visit the nursing home, to see his mother's friends.
NEWS
January 3, 1996
IF EXPERIENCE COUNTS, Annapolis' new $60,800-a-year city administrator is in for trouble. He has never held a post remotely resembling the one the city just awarded him. Retired Navy Capt. John Prehn, 71, is a longtime friend of Mayor Alfred Hopkins. By most accounts, that is why he got the job.The administrator is a crucial position in the current administration; Michael Mallinoff, who recently resigned to become city manager of Newport, R.I., literally ran the government for Mr. Hopkins.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 28, 1995
The job of personnel director in Annapolis, which has been vacant for several months, is likely to rest with Charles E. Davis.Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins yesterday nominated Mr. Davis to replace Thomas W. Engelke, who retired six months ago. City aldermen must approve the selection.If they give the go-ahead, Mr. Davis could start next week.Mr. Davis, 55, a native of Pulaski, Tenn., is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and a 1961 graduate of the Naval Academy.His military career included a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.
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By Sally Voris and Sally Voris,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 11, 1999
SMALL WOODEN CARS raced down a new wooden track at Cub Pack 432's Pinewood Derby.The all-day event included heats for Cub Scouts from first through fifth grades and a "Big Kids Race" for older participants and family members.The race was held Saturday in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal Church in Elkridge, the church that has sponsored the Cub Pack since its beginning. The pack has held a derby every year since 1949.Bill Prehn, who served as Cubmaster for the pack for 10 years, has two of the cars that he raced as a child when his father, Herman Prehn, and Al Seipes were the pack's Cubmasters.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1995
John Prehn, a 71-year-old retired Navy captain, takes over the top nonelected post in Annapolis next week as critics wonder whether a man with little experience in local government and ties to a powerful historic district residents' group is up to the job.Mr. Prehn, who succeeds Michael Mallinoff as city administrator, has served on several citizen panels and is a former president of the Ward 1 Residents Association, which often clashes with restaurant and bar owners in the historic district.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1995
The business of Annapolis politics is now the business of John L. Prehn.The retired Navy captain was named the new city administrator last night in an 8 to 1 vote by the city council."
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