February 23, 1997

25 Years Ago

Helicopter Beat Stork; Mother, Girl Fine— The helicopter beat the stork early Monday morning and Mrs. Samuel Grammer and baby are doing fine at Carroll County General Hospital. The
child, a daughter, was born about 11 a.m. but the call came to the State Police at 3:50 a.m. Monday morning. Mr. Grammer was unable to get his car out through the drifting snow. Police were unable to get in with cars and called for the helicopter at 4:15 a.m. The helicopter was on the scene by 4:55 a.m. The Carroll Record , February 24, 1972.

50 Years Ago

Eight Inches of Snow— Citizens awoke on Wednesday morning to find snow eight inches, no interruption to traffic as the snow deep covered the earth. The Roads Commission operated many snow plows during the night over the state roads. Democratic Advocate, February 22, 1946.

75 Years Ago

H. S. Students Rebel – 17 Refuse To Give $2.50 Typewriter Deposit—Mandamus Filed In Court—Time Expires Monday For Answer By School Board— The rebellion of a number of pupils in the Commercial Department of the Westminster High School against an edict of the Carroll County Board of Education is stirring school circles here, and appeal has been made to the Circuit Court for Carroll county to settle the question at issue. A petition for a writ of mandamus has been filed by Theodore F. Brown and Bond & Parke, in the name of Jno. N. Weigle, petitioner, asking the Court in order the restoration of his son Edgar to school privileges. The petition alleges that the Board of Education, on February 1, passed a resolution demanding from each pupil a guarantee fee to safeguard the care and use of typewriters in the commercial department, the machines to be inspected at the end of the school year, and a pro rata charge for repairs to be made against this fund and the balance refunded; the fee for the remainder of this school year to be $2.50.Democratic Advocate, February 24, 1922.

100 Years Ago

The telegraph offices at New Windsor and Sudbrook have been closed, and it is said the local freight to Glyndon and a local passenger to the same point will be taken off, also one of the
through freight trains. It is rumored that the Union Bridge passenger train, arriving here at 11:53 from Baltimore, and returning, leaving here at 1:16 is to be taken off. It is also said the railroad shops at Union Bridge are to be removed to Hagerstown. Democratic Advocate, February 20, 1897.