From The Aegis dated April 27, 1989:

The beginning of May in Harford County 25 years ago meant local elections in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace.

In Aberdeen, two seats were up for election on the town board. Incumbents Raymond Warfield and Ronald Kupferman were running again, challenged by John Bailiff and former commissioner William Benjamin.

In Havre de Grace, seven people were running for three seats and two were vying for mayor. In the 1988 election, the three council members up for election faced no opposition.

With Mayor David Craig opting not to run again, Philip J. Barker and Dr. Gunther D. Hirsch were vying for the spot.

Of the three on the council up for election, only Kathryn "Kay" Mike was seeking re-election. Also running were former councilman John Correri, as well as Rene Lambert, Franklin Hawley, James Miller, Steven Lay and James Vancherie.

An 11-year-old Joppa boy, Jim Harris, won the Kentucky Fried Chicken/Good House Keeping "All American Salute to Mothers" Mother's day greeting card contest.

The fifth-grader at Joppatowne Elementary draw a three-dimensional colored pencil image of a dog looking into a doghouse where a Mother's Day celebration was taking place. The inside of the car said, "Mom, you are doggone nice! Happy Mother's Day!"

Nearly 600,000 entries were submitted.

The new postmaster at Harford's busiest post office, Charles A. Kratz, never planned to enter the line of work he was in. The 1973 Towson State grad, with a degree in history/social science, planned to be a teacher.

Kratz applied, but never got a teaching job, and in the interim turned to a job with the postal service. Sixteen years later, he was head of the new post office, his first such position.

"I like a challenge and I'm looking forward to being here for a long time," Kratz said, a month into the job. "I've got at least 18 more years [before retirement] in the postal system and I could see myself staying here for all of that time – I'll sit down and reevaluate where I am in three to five years."

Police were looking for a Washington, D.C., couple wanted in connection with what they said was a drug-related homicide in Edgewood 25 years ago this week.

The shooting happened in the 500 block of Meadowood Drive, where the man and woman, as well as the victim, had been staying with an acquaintance.

More than 150 Harford Gymnastics students ranging in age from 2 to 16 turned cartwheel after cartwheel 25 years ago as part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Many of the gymnasts performed more than 200 cartwheels each. The year before, the event raised more than $10,000 for the cancer society, and 25 years ago organizers were anticipating raising $8,000 to $10,000.

Eleven Harford high school juniors were honored 25 years ago this week with the Judith Resnik Math/Science Awards. Those receiving the award were Paula Orr, of Aberdeen High; Annie Frey, of Bel Air High; Dianne Depuy, of C. Milton Wright High; Gillian Gervasoni, of Edgewood High; Stacey Arnold, of Fallston High; Amy Kiesling, of Harford Christian High; Adriane Lapinski, of Harford Tech; Brenda Worthington, of Havre de Grace High; Susan Padrino, of John Carroll; Donna Obermeier, of Joppatowne High, and Deidrah Skinner of North Harford High.