25 years ago: The Carroll County Bank and Trust, Farmers and Mechanics National Bank and Taneytown Bank and Trust Co. are among 51 banks around the state selected as distribution centers for Maryland State Lottery tickets. According to George P. Mahoney, chairman of the State Lottery Commission, the banks will begin getting their tickets May 9. They will then distribute the tickets to sales agents, who will pick them up weekly beginning May 15 at bank branches near their places of business. -- the Carroll Record, May 10, 1973.
50 years ago: Another selection of importance will be held May 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Firemans building in Westminster. Voters will mark their ballots for Mayor Joseph L. Mathias and his councilmen, Scott Bair and Jesse Royer. The term is for two years. Our city is one of the best governed in the state. Fine streets, parking, playground, comfort station, fine thoroughfares, etc., at the cost of $1 tax a year. Show your appreciation by voting for these candidates. They have no opposition, but that should not keep any voter home. -- Democratic Advocate, May 7, 1948.
75 years ago: For months, fierce rivalry has divided the advocates of Sykesville and Eldersburg as the prospective site of a new high school in Freedom District. The county Board of Education, against the protest of the advocates of Eldersburg, purchased a lot from former Sen. Wade H. D. Warfield at Sykesville. Its choice of site has been approved by the state superintendent. The antagonism culminated Wednesday afternoon in the invasion of Westminster by more than 200 representative citizens of Freedom District. -- Democratic Advocate, May 4, 1923.
Pub Date: 5/10/98