August 11, 1996

25 Years Ago

Voters Defeat Annex Proposal – Voters of the county’s 7th district, 3rd and 4th precinct, turned down the city’s bid to annex the area in a referendum vote Monday night. With a light voter
turnout of 146 total, 118 voted against the proposal and 28 voted for. County rolls showed approximately 396 eligible voters in the area. Only 37 per cent of the voters went to the polls, in what was described by election supervisors as a smoothly-run election. The area, Charles, Liberty and Bond streets, has been up for annexation twice before, but defeated both times. I don’t believe we’ll try a third time,” said Westminster Mayor Joseph Hahn after the tally. Before the vote the city had said that the area would benefit from the annexation by gaining sewage disposal, trash collection, police protection and snow removal. After the annexation vote the city announced plans for extending sewerage to several outlying areas, including the Charles, Liberty and Bond area. Democratic Advocate , August 19, 1971

50 Years Ago

$13,500 AWARDED FINKSBURG CHURCH- The condemnation proceedings of the State Roads Commission against Finksburg Methodist church was held yesterday before Judge James E.
Boylan, Jr. The verdict of the jury was to the Trustees of the pasonage, Finksburg church, $11,050; Finksburg Cemetery Co., $7,460, trustees of Mt. Zion Congregation, $1,099, making a total of $13,500. Judge Francis Neal Parke and Wooden & Benson were attorneys for the church. D. Eugene Walsh represented the State Roads Commission. Democratic Advocate , August 9, 1946

75 Years Ago

Taneytown – For the second time within a week thieves called on our town, calling in the same vicinity as last week. They entered the garage of Edgar Essig, securing nine cases of eggs, nine
pounds of butter, two pair new scales, a new truck tire and innertube just purchased by Mr. Essign, on Monday, and stolen Monday night. They also called on the garage of Harvey Ohler next door, and took a tire pump. They were operating a small Ford truck, and were seen by S. C. Reaver, who fired several shots at the car, which headed for Littlestown, and was pursued by Messrs. Harry A. Allison and Harry C. Brendle as far as the square in Littlestown where the trail was lost. They evidently were the same gang which called on our town last Monday night, and either are well acquainted with the town or else have some one here helping them, for no strangers can enter a town and travel alleys, and secure goods like this gang. Union Bridge Pilot, August 12, 1921.

100 Years Ago

Baseball at Taneytown – The Taneytown-Frizellburg game of baseball, yesterday, was called during the sixth inning, 9 to 0, in favor of Taneytown, Frizellburg refusing to continue playing.
There is considerable rivalry between the two teams, and every point was hotly contested from start to wind up. At times it was a question with the spectators, “What came we out for to see, baseball or growl?” Frizellburg seemed to want everything—and they generally got it. But as Taneytown has a few “rooters” who know how to roar it was not altogether a one sided howl. Frizellburg should not have played the “baby act” as they did in the sixth inning, as they had clearly gotten the best of it in two close decisions previously. However it may have been a good time to crawfish, as Taneytown had 8 runs to the visitors 6, had three men on bases, one hand out and the batters taking very kindly to “Babylon’s” (the star pitcher of several organizations) curves and shoots. Reindollar for Taneytown was very erratic in the first inning, his wildness, aided by errors, enabling the visitors to pile up five runs. But he settled down, and gave them that juicy cherry pie some of them wanted so badly, in five big “gobs.” It was entirely too much for their digestive organs. One of the big un’s from the “burg” was heard to remark, as
he gently fanned the air, and then quietly laid aside his bat: “This makes me sick. I wish it was over.” And Frizellburg did not play very long after that. American Sentinel, August 8, 1896.