October 18, 1998

25 Years Ago

A New School For N. Carroll And A Review Of Key Needs—While $8,181,000 was being accepted as the low bid by Charles J. Frank Inc. for the new North Carroll High School last week at the school board meeting, Francis Scott Key received a boost of sorts for an auditorium and leaking roof repairs. Board member Richard Dixon called the Board’s attention to a proposed second auditorium for South Carroll which has higher priority in board plans than a first auditorium for Francis Scott Key. The Board agreed the matter was worth review, and shortly thereafter, that “when you go into Francis Scott Key on a rainy day there are buckets and pails all over the place to catch the rain coming in,” according to Mrs. Norman Conden whose husband is vice principal of New Windsor school. Mrs. Conden suggested that the board visit and “see for yourself.” Whether it will rain November 14 or not remains to be seen, but the board will decide to hold their next meeting at Key on that day. The Carroll Record, October 18, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Lineboro To Dedicate War Memorial Tablet—The dedication of the war memorial plaque at Lineboro, by the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Company, has been announced for Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23. The tablet will be placed in front of the Firemen’s Hall. Dedication plans being made will include a parade to form at 1 o’clock. Military organizations of the county will participate. There will be two drum and bugle corps and it is expected that an Army drum corps and band will also be in line of march. Several floats will appear in the parade. The dedication services will be conducted at the Firemen’s Hall immediately after the parade. The Gold Star mothers will officiate at the unveiling, there being five gold stars on the plaque. Major F. Kale Mathias, Westminster, will act as master of ceremonies for the ceremony of dedication. The address will be delivered by Gen. John A. Crane, Green Spring Valley, Major Roland Strevig, a local chaplain in the United States Army in Washington, D. C., will offer the prayer in dedication. Rev. Alton M. Leister will offer the invocation and Rev. George A. Seiler will pronounce the
benediction. Arrangements for the occasion are being directed by Clifton Warner. Democratic Advocate, October 15, 1948.

75 Years Ago

Firemen Meet Here – Organization Formed For Carroll County By Five Companies – – Dr. Bush Elected President—A representation from each of five volunteer fire companies of Carroll County, Manchester, Taneytown, Lineboro, Hampstead and Westminster met in the Firemen’s Building here Monday and formed a temporary county firemen’s association. This action on the part of the volunteer fire companies of the county is the same that has been and is being followed by the firemen of nearly every county of any size in Maryland. This meeting which was called by the Westminster firemen, and notices were sent out to the eight or nine volunteer companies in the county. Five of which responded by sending delegates. Democratic Advocate, October 19, 1923.

100 Years Ago

Death of Charles A. Reaver – Suspicions of Poison—Charles A. Reaver, who lived on the farm of Granville S. Haines, near Union Bridge, died on Saturday night, under circumstances indicating poison. He was taken sick after eating cabbage at dinner and some days previously Paris green had been found scattered about the garden. The conditions were so suspicious that an examination was ordered by the State’s Attorney, and Dr. Jos. T. Hering, of this city, with Drs. Norris and Markell, of Union Bridge, and Dr. Brown, of New Windsor, made an autopsy of the body on Monday. The stomach and intestines were found to be much affected, strong traces of the poison being visible. The affected organs were sealed up and taken to Baltimore for further analysis. Democratic Advocate, October 15, 1898.