25 years ago:
Local gas stations gave little evidence Wednesday of a gasoline shortage as many were pumping "all you want" and a few had pumps waiting for customers. The reason for the drastic change from long lines or empty pumps was the release to the state and county of an additional emergency ration of gasoline by the federal government. Liberty Gulf co-owner Ernie Greffen said lines at his station had crossed over the bridge into Baltimore County during the worst of the shortage last week, but on Tuesday and Wednesday he was giving customers all they wanted. During the past several weeks, he was pumping $3 per customer from 4 to 6 p.m. He has heard nothing about what to expect in March and is going on a "day-to-day" basis. -- The Herald, Feb. 28, 1974.
50 years ago:
Friday evening at 6 o'clock, the Mechanicsville School and Parent Teachers Association will give a dinner in honor of the county commissioners, the Board of Education, the county treasurer, the tax collector, the building committee and teachers in appreciation for the new school. Guests will be invited to the auditorium where a turkey dinner will be served by the patrons. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 28, 1949.
75 years ago:
The case of the state of Maryland against Hampstead Fire Company resulted in a verdict for the fire company. The case was over the running of wheels of fortune at a carnival last September. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 22, 1924.
100 years ago:
Patrolman Harry Algire of Baltimore, formerly of this county, accidentally stepped in a hole leading to a sewer along the riverfront at Clement Street. The hole was covered by ice and snow and he went in up to his neck and had to be dug out. He was not injured but his uniform was covered with mud and snow and he was "a sight." -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 25, 1899.
Pub Date: 2/28/99