100 YEARS AGO
May 2, 1913
Creagerstown, Md. — Rats that infest hogpens and granaries on the farms in this section of the county have grown so numerous that the farmers have decided to band together, even in this busy corn-planing season, and exterminate them. Mr. Frank M. Stevens, of near here, a candidate for county commissioner and one of the best known Frederick county farmers, with the assistance of eight men and his little black dog, killed 202 rats in his hogpen yesterday.
Mt. Airy, Md. — Five persons at least, were bitten by a dog which ran amuck on almost every street of the town early this morning, and probably a dozen dogs also felt the impress of the animal’s teeth. The beast had all the appearance of being mad and was finally shot by Mr. William Lowman, in Mr. Lowman’s yard, opposite the Episcopal Church.
50 YEARS AGO
May 2, 1963
Mrs. Wayne Neely, retiring president of the Frederick Branch of the American Association of University Women, and Miss Martha Briney, the incoming president, will attend the twenty-first annual convention of the Maryland State Division, American Association of University Women, Friday and Saturday in Chevy Chase. “Women: Their Complexities and Challenges” will be the theme of the convention.
WINCHESTER, Va. — A blue-eyed honey blonde arrived Wednesday in a pelting sleet to begin a dizzy whirl of events that will mark her brief but gay reign as queen over this Shenandoah Valley apple land. Miss Brooke Randolph Farland, who will be crowned as queen of the 36th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival today came to town to find a chilly weather reception.
20 YEARS AGO
May 2, 1993
(This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post did not publish a Sunday edition at that time.)