25 Years Ago
* Scott S. Bair, Jr., the leading critic of Westminster High School's proposed design and cost, said he will introduce a motion permitting the school board to let bids on the construction. The county commissioner said he does not approve of many aspects of the project but recognizes that the county needs a new high school. The 3 1/2 -level building is estimated to cost $7.5 million. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 3, 1969.
50 Years Ago
* Milton A. Yingling, living about three miles from Manchester, received word through a cablegram sent from the War Department that his nephew, Sgt. Elmer E. Yingling, had been wounded on the battle front in New Guinea and later died in a hospital, at the age of 29. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 4, 1944.
xTC 75 Years Ago
* Tuesday, papers were filed with J. Dukes Downes, state bank commissioner, for the establishment of a bank at Detour, to be known as the Detour Bank. The capital stock is to be $25,000, with a paid-in surplus of $6,250. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 31, 1919.
100 Years Ago
* A very pleasant surprise necktie pound party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hill, near Eastview, on Tuesday evening. Each lady guest wore a necktie of some well defined color and character and provided a box of refreshments in which she placed a ribbon matching her tie. After several hours devoted to music, parlor plays and other amusements, the company repaired to the refreshment room, where the boxes were opened by the gentlemen and each claimed the companionship, at the table, of the lady whose necktie matched the ribbon found in his box. Much merriment was occasioned by this proceeding and a very pleasant and happy evening was spent by all. -- American Sentinel, Feb. 3, 1894.
Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.