25 Years Ago
* The 1970 Carroll County Cancer Crusade is at the 105.9 percent mark, with $13,768 in donations deposited toward its goal of $13,000. Of the $22 million budgeted nationally for cancer research in 1970, more than $577,000 is being spent here in Maryland for grants to local researchers and scientists. -- Community Reporter, June 12, 1970.
50 Years Ago
* Sykesville high school students will broadcast over station WBAL, Baltimore, on June 9 at 4 p.m. The skit which they will dramatize is called "After the War -- Then What?" -- Democratic Advocate, June 8, 1945.
100 Years Ago
* The exchange of the Western Maryland Telephone Co. of Carroll County was formally inaugurated on Saturday last. It has previously been open to the use of subscribers having instruments, free of charge, but rentals commenced on that day. The lines of the company are now open to Frizellburg, Mayberry and Taneytown; Bird Hill, Gamber, Eldersburg and Sykesville, and before this reaches our readers, may be open to Manchester and Hampstead. The exchange in this city is operated during the day by Miss Kitty Noel, whose long experience makes her very efficient and insures very prompt and satisfactory service. Mr. Albert Little will be the night operator and will be subject to call at any hour during the night. The enterprise of the company in furnishing a service of this character is worthy of commendation, and the number of voluntary subscribers for instruments indicated that it is appreciated by the people. An additional switchboard at the exchange will probably soon become necessary, as the one now in use has only a capacity of 50 and is about filled. -- American Sentinel, June 8, 1895.