March 24, 1996

25 Years Ago

Mt. Airy Boy Dies March 2 In Vietnam – Funeral Rites Held March 15 for PFC Herbert E. Mulkey, Jr. — Attended Linganore High School – Funeral services were held Monday, March 15, at noon at the Second Baptist Church, 6626 Costner Drive, Falls Church, Virginia, for PFC Herbert E. Mulkey, Jr. 3020 Javiers Rd., Merrifield, Virginia, formerly of Rt. 1 Mt. Airy, who died Tuesday, March 2, at Ankhe, Vietnam. He was a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and enlisted in the division through the local recruiting station in June of 1970. He completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, AIT at Fort Benning, and advanced training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He attended Linganore High School. Community Reporter, March 19, 1971.

50 Years Ago

WINS PRIZE IN ART – Miss Honore Sharrer, whose talent for art was apparent when a child, has as her most recent triumph a prize in a La Tosca Pearls competition. When Miss Sharrer first finished at art school. She found that painting was not a very remunerative occupation and the combined patriotism with making a living and took a shipyard welding job. Saving her money, she struck out for Greenwich Village and renewed her efforts with canvas and brush. A jab as story sketcher for a New York firm producer gave her a start and one of her pictures brought her a $1,000 award, and another was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art. Miss Sharrer is the daughter of Lt. Col. R. Allen Sharrer, USA, and Mrs. Sharrer and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Sharrer, Westminster, Lt. Col. Sharrer, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, is now on the faculty there. He is a brother of William F. Sharrer, “Stone House”, Spring Mills road, and a grandson of F. A. Sharrer, who founded the firm of F. A. Sharrer & Son. Democratic Advocate, March 22, 1946.

75 Years Ago

The electric line to McKinstry is well under way and only the insulators which have not yet been received, are holding up the work. Current was turned on the Taneytown line last Friday evening but owing to the wires resting on a limb at a point along the line they burned in two and put the line out of commission. After the necessary repairs and trimming was done on Saturday, current was again turned on and a few places which were connected enjoyed the new light. One of these, the Reformed church, held the first night services in two years on Sunday night, having sold its lamps at that time, when a lighting system was installed but which never proved satisfactory. Union Bridge Pilot, March 18, 1921.

100 Years Ago

Manchester Items – When closing our last the beautiful snow was falling thick and fast and already some of the most eager ones were enjoying sleighing and our streets were made lively by
the merry jingle of the bells. But soon thereafter the western winds swooped down upon us from the Blue Ridge country, in all their fury, carrying the fleecy snow before and piling it in roads and lanes, particularly those running east and west, and making a complete blockade of the same at many places, so that they had to be shoveled open and broken through by large teams. The traveling public soon substituted runners for wheels. The snowfall on Sunday and Monday made sleighing better still and good use has been made of it. On Thursday night the Hotel de Stick was taken possession of by a large company of sleighers from Hampstead, Arcadia and this section and a social dance enjoyed until a late hour. American Sentinel, March 21, 1896.