25 years ago: The Board of Education of Carroll County today announced its policy for free lunches and free milk for school children unable to pay the full price of meals and milk served in schools under the National School Lunch and Special Milk Programs. -- the Community Reporter, Sept. 27, 1974.
50 years ago: Daylight Savings Time will end Saturday night, or rather 2 a.m. Sunday. So turn your clocks back one hour early Sunday morning to the sensible time. Brunswick has voted to use the old time and not the Daylight Savings Time next year. It may be that other communities may take the same step. -- the Pilot, Sept. 23, 1949.
75 years ago: John D. Roop, a well-known citizen of Meadow Branch, was held up by a band of gypsies Tuesday and relieved of $60. Mr. Roop lives with his son, Elder William E. Roop, and was at his mill, near his son's residence when the robbers grabbed him and took his wallet. Mr. Roop was warned not to make an outcry or alarm or they would do him harm. The gypsies continued toward Taneytown, stopping at Frizzelburg, where they tried to repeat their actions, but were driven off. This was the last seen or heard of them. State's Attorney Brown was notified of Mr. Roop's robbery. He sent Sheriff Phillips to Hanover Fair Wednesday, where a band of gypsies are, in hopes that the robbers were among the band. None could be identified. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 26, 1924.
100 years ago: The Smallwood base ball club defeated the Springfield Hospital team, at Sykesville, on Sept. 9, by a score of 12 to 6. The boys were very much pleased with their trip, not only because they won, but the way they were treated by the club, as they gave about 25 Smallwood boys their dinner and supper and horsefeed. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 23, 1899.
Pub Date: 9/26/99