Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun Article for June 24, 2001

25 Years Ago

New Park Manager Sought for Piney Run – The problem of finding a park manager for Piney Run Park, projected to open before August 1, has again become a major concern of the county commissioners.  In a meeting Thursday the commissioners decided to abolish a contractual arrangement under which the park was to be run.  As a result, the present park manager, Michael Senkiw, will have his position terminated as of July 1.  According to Bruce A. Hildebrand, director of the department of recreation and parks, the commissioner’ actions will affect the opening of the park only if a replacement is not found at least a week ahead of the projected opening.   Sykesville Herald, June 30, 1976.

50 Years Ago

Pet Show to Be Held –The classes have been announced for a pet show to be sponsored by the Carroll County Humane Society on Sunday afternoon, July 1, at 2:30 o’clock at the Westminster High school.  There will be two major trophies and ribbons will be given in all classes.  Classes will be:  The smallest dog, the largest dog, best trick dog, blackest dog, dog with the longest tail, dog with the shortest tail, dog with the longest ears and the best dog in the show.  Classes for cats:  Cat with the greenest eyes, largest cat, smallest cat, and best cat in the show.  Miscellaneous classes of pets.  The judges will be Miss Florence Laroque, Baltimore, and John Pfass, Frostburg, Md.  There will be pony rides with Boy Scouts in attendance.  Soft drinks will be on sale.   Democratic Advocate, June 2, 1951.

75 Years Ago

Carroll Women at College Park – Three hundred and fifty women attended the Rural Woman’s Short Course at the University of Maryland, last week.  Carroll county has a distinction of having the largest delegation present, having seventy women present – some from each district in the county.  During the week they will take intensive training courses in different subjects pertaining to homemaking, along with the interesting and varied social program including a trip to Washington.  Fourteen of the Carroll women are to receive certificates to designate that they have completed a full four years course.  This too, is the largest number from any county in the state and is indeed a distinctive honor and a tribute to the progressiveness of the women of the county.   Democratic Advocate, June 25, 1926.

100 Years Ago          

Efforts to Make the Public Schools of Carroll County More Effective – During the present year the School Commissioners have placed in the examiner’s office a Teachers’ Library solely for the improvement of teachers.  The teachers promptly responded to a plan to contribute part of the money for the library, which consists of eighty volumes, valuable and recently published, treating of pedagogy, school government, and everything pertaining to a teacher’s complete equipment for work.  Also during the year a Teacher’s Hand Book, gotten out by the Examiner, was placed in the hands of each teacher.  The book outlines, systematizes and organizes the work of the teacher and trustees somewhat as a catalogue does for a college.   American Sentinel, June 22, 1901.