Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun Article for December 31, 2000

25 Years Ago    

55 Seek Position as Superintendent of Carroll Schools – Richard N. Dixon, Carroll County Board of Education President, has announced that 55 applications have been received by the Board for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  Dixon stated that eleven applicants are from Maryland.  The rest of the applicants came from across the country.  Applications have been received from prospective candidates from almost every state along the East Coast.  Additional applicants have come from Minnesota, Texas, and from as far west as California.  Early in the Fall, when Dr. George E. Thomas announced his intention to retire as Superintendent at the end of this school year, the Board of Education announced that search and selection process for the new educational leaders of the 19,200 pupil school system.   Community Reporter, December 26, 1975.

50 Years Ago 

Christmas Treat Very Successful – Inclement weather failed to dampen the holiday spirit shown Friday afternoon when the city of Westminster played host to the children for their annual treat.  Several thousand children were on hand to receive their treat and be greeted by Mayor Mathias and Santa Claus.  The parade with seven floats moved from Belle Grove Square at 1 p.m., under parade marshall Capt. John Magin.  The Westminster Municipal Band, with director Samuel P. Caltrider, headed the line of march, followed by Santa Claus in an open car and the Mayor and Sommon Councilmen in an open car.  The angel scene was portrayed on the float entered by the soroptimist club, followed by scouts singing carols from a float:  Brownie scouts appeared on a truck; children ringing bells in a small laurel decorated truck was done by the rotary club.   Democratic Advocate, December 29, 1950.

75 Years Ago

This Club Remembering the Needy – The Young Woman’s Club of the Methodist Protestant church held its regular monthly meeting in the Sunday school room of the church; Mrs. Ober Herr, president of the class, took charge of the meeting.  The aim of the club is to bring cheer and sunshine to the needy and shut-ins.  They sent six dozen pairs of stockings to the Methodist Protestant Home for Children at High Point, North Carolina.  Plans were made to send dinner and Christmas cheer to people in need in the vicinity.  They also will send garments they have made to the needy.   Democratic Advocate, December 25, 1925.

100 Years Ago

Christmas in This City – Christmas was generally heartily enjoyed by the residents of this city and vicinity.  One of the marked features of the holiday season here was the immense trade enjoyed by the merchants.  For several days the town was thronged with shoppers from the surrounding country, and up to midnight on Monday night the streets were filled with vehicles and the stores crowded with purchasers.  Without doubt, the expenditure of money in the purchase of holiday goods surpassed any previous season, indicating that Carroll county is fully sharing in the prosperity which marks the closing year of the nineteenth century.   American Sentinel, December 29, 1900.