August 9, 1998

25 Years Ago

Union Bridge Looking Forward To Another Baseball Season —Girl’s Softball came to Union Bridge this summer and according to some of the participants, things will never be the same. The girls that played this year had fun, learned more about sportsmanship and showed the boys they aren’t the only ones that can “slug” a homer. The girls and their managers are hoping that next year Tanetyown, Middleburg and New Windsor will get teams so they will have more competition. As for the adults, “coaching and manageing is good therapy,” according to Coach Fran Hyson. Donna Kennedy said she felt that there had been a lot of “little victories” even though the Sluggers didn’t do very well. Each girl improved her playing and the season was both challenging and frustrating. The Carroll Record, August 9, 1973.

50 Years Ago

CPL. EVANS BODY ARRIVES—The body of Cpt. David Eugene Evans, World War II, was returned from overseas on Wed. evening accompanied by M/S John Smith. Cpl. Evans is the son of the late David E. Evans, Sr., and Mrs. Evans, Patapsco. Young Evans entered the service in the spring of 1942, and served four months overseas, before being killed in action in Luxenberg, Germany on Jan. 3, 1945. On Nov. 10, 1944, he was captured by the Germans and three weeks later he escaped to the American Lines and was placed in a replacement poole, and later transferred to his original Company E., 101st Infantry, of the 26th Division, 3rd Army. Before Evans entered the service he was employed by the CongNairn Co., Cedarhurst, and was their  first gold star employee. He was also a member of the Patapsco Methodist church and was well liked in Patapsco and by all who knew him. Democratic Advocate, August 13, 1948.

75 Years Ago

TO HONOR DEATH OF PRESIDENT—[Westminster] At the regular meeting of the Mayor and Common Council on Monday evening, August 6th, a resolution was offered and adopted, that the offices of the Mayor and other City Departments be closed all day today, as a mark of honor and respect to our late President, Warren G. Harding, whose funeral, will be held at Marion Ohio, on the afternoon of this day. A number of our merchants expect to close also in the afternoon from 4 to 6 o’clock. The churches have been requested to toll their bells at 4 o’clock. Democratic Advocate, August 10, 1923.

100 Years Ago

FIRE AT MT. AIRY-A midnight Fire Destroys Much Property and Threatens the Destruction of the Town—A fire occurred at Mt. Airy about 11 o’clock Tuesday night, causing a loss of $17,000. A block of buildings belonging to J. B. Runkles was destroyed. They were occupied by Dr. Wm. Hopkins, dentist; Messenger printing office, Fritz Luba, shoe shop; L. B. Norwood, confectioneer; A. H. Runkles, general merchandise; and R. Browning, barber. The brick bank building of Jones & Co., adjoining the frame buildings, was destroyed, but the contents were saved. C. E. Mullinix’s agricultural store and office, owned by E. M. Molesworth, with stock, was also burned. The woodwork of A. Anderson & Co.’s store, on the opposite side of the street, and part of the roof were burned. At one time, when Runkes’ mill and elevator caught fire, it looked like the entire town would be in ashes, but by the continued effort of the people the fire was checked in the elevator, which saved not only the mill and elevator, but the entire business part of the town. emocratic Advocate, August 13, 1898.