25 Years Ago
* A new hospitality hall will be dedicated on Saturday, May 25, at the New Windsor Service Center. Built by the General Brotherhood Board of the Church of the Brethren's Service Commission, the $475,000 structure will be named in honor of the commission's first executive secretary, M. R. Zigler, now a resident of Sebring, Fla. -- Democratic Advocate, May 23, 1968.
50 Years Ago
* The 20th annual convention of the Carroll County Firemen's Association was held yesterday in Union Bridge. The officers elected for the coming year were: James Burke, Taneytown, president; Gordon Warehime, Lineboro, vice president; A. Ralph Yingling, Mount Airy, re-elected secretary, and C. Vernon Greifenstein, Manchester, treasurer. -- Democratic Advocate, May 21, 1943.
75 Years Ago
* For a long time, it was apparent that a wet spot existed in this desert section of Carroll County, a place the thirsty could doubtless get his favorite beverage, the same as in bygone days. Accordingly, a Revenue officer, the State's Attorney, Sheriff and others, determined, if possible, to locate this fountain-head, and about 10 o'clock Thursday night arrived at the old Samuel Wolfe property, now the property of the Tidewater Portland Cement Co., and occupied by foreigners, where they found a large number making merry with music and dancing. Seeing their predicament, some of the visitors left unceremoniously by cellar windows and other means of exit, wrecking garden fences, etc. along their paths of retreat. A large quantity of beer and some liquor was found on the premises. The proprietor was arrested and taken to jail. -- The Pilot, May 24, 1918.
Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.