25 Years Ago: The new Main Street...


25 Years Ago: The new Main Street bar and lounge of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10076 will open to members and guests near October 1, if everything goes as scheduled.

The cozy canteen with a bar at one end, a carpeted platform at the other, has dark paneling and enough tables and chairs to serve a crowd. Outside the building, which is between the Community Reporter office and Western Auto, is sided with green stained shelving from the store which used to occupy the space.

The VFW bought the building for about $12,000 and has renovated it with the help of donations in time and material. The upstairs, which has only been cleaned out, will be used for a future meeting room.

Bought almost two years ago, the building has been undergoing renovations since January. VFW members have already moved meetings from their rented fire department activities building to the Main street address.

Community Reporter September 26, 1975

50 Years Ago: Hunt Club Horse Show Success -- The Taylorsville Hunt Club held its autumn Horse Play Day at the Frank J. Barnes farm, Taylorsville on Sunday, September 17th.A parade of horses and riders, accompanied by the Glen Rock, Pennsylvania Band, started the day's program. Forty horses from Carroll and the surrounding counties were entered in the various jumping and frolic classes of the show.

Democratic Advocate September 22, 1950

75 Years Ago: Reward of $1,000 Offered -- The County Commissioners are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the murderer of Paul B. Cutter, alias William M. Gould.

Cutter was murdered on September 12 at Union Bridge by some unknown person. His body was found in a shed of the Lumber, Coal & Supply Company, Union Bridge. Upon examination it was found that his skull was fractured and his money gone -- about $45. Inquest was held but the jury failed to find the guilty person. Cutter was a prohibition officer and was looking for evidence against bootleggers in that community, and it is believed that his identity was discovered, which is the cause of his being murdered by bootleggers.

Democratic Advocate September 25, 1925

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