25 years ago: The Board of Education of Carroll County met on Jan. 16 and discussed the energy crisis. It unanimously voted March 1, 1974 as the last day for one half-hour delay in the starting time of schools. Beginning March 4, all schools and transportation routes will resume regular hours. -- Community Reporter, Jan. 25, 1974
50 years ago: Our citizens were awakened about 6: 30 a.m. Sunday when an alarm of fire was sounded for the National Advertising Plant No. 2, subsidiary of the Minnesota and Manufacturing Company, and the Carroll Upholstery firm, operated by Benjamin Rosenthal, on John Street, with a loss of $100,000. The ignitions of paint caused a roaring blaze, which consumed the building and contents in a hurry. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 28, 1949.
75 years ago: It is reported that the Hampstead Fire Department is getting back at the people who caused a great deal of trouble at the last term of court. A chimney of one of the agitators caught fire on his residence last week and he phoned the fire company to come, but word was telephoned back "to throw salt in stove and if that did not help, let the house burn down, as they would not be there." -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 25, 1924.
100 years ago: Westminster's two distinctively dry goods stores have adopted the cash system. This will be an advantage to both customers and proprietors, and it will equalize customers also. Goods have heretofore been sold at the prices marked. The cash customer bought for no less than the one who bought on credit. The cash system will permit lower prices, a benefit to customers, and the proprietors will have no risk of loses. All businessmen should adopt the cash system as soon as can conveniently be done. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 28, 1899.
Pub Date: 1/24/99