25 Years Ago
* Edward N. Derr Sr., prominent citizen of New Windsor, has been appointed the new tax collector for Carroll County, filling the vacancy of Thurston Ensor Sr., who has resigned that post to enter the real estate business. Mr. Derr is well known throughout the county, having served as president of the Carroll County Farm Bureau and is a director of the State Farm Bureau. He has also been active in other farm organizations. He will take over his post April 1. Mr. Ensor has served in this post for over five years and was well liked by all his associates, supervising this office with dignity and efficiency. -- Democratic Advocate, March 14, 1968.
50 Years Ago
* The present great shortage of petroleum is creating a many-sided problem for the farmer as he endeavors to increase food production, for most of his vehicles and farm machinery are motor driven. -- Democratic Advocate, March 12, 1943.
75 Years Ago
* Taneytown Lodge No. 36 Knights of Pythias celebrated the 54th anniversary of the order Friday evening at their Castle Hall. An enjoyable evening was spent with addresses made by Bro's Rev. Guy P. Bready, Rev. Seth Russell Downie and Rev. L. B. Hafer. This lodge seems to have taken on new life and is growing steadily. -- Union Bridge Pilot, March 15, 1918.
100 Years Ago
* Hezekiah Hawk, of near Taneytown but who had been working on the Western Maryland Railroad as fireman, met with an accident at Hagerstown on Sunday night which terminated in death on Tuesday evening. The crown sheet of the engine blew out while he was in the act of shoveling coal into the furnace and threw him 30 feet upon the roof of a shed, also scalding him severely. -- American Sentinel, March 11, 1893.