100 Years Ago

June 3, 1919

The Board of Education of Frederick county, Dr. William Crawford Johnson, president, submitted to the Board of County Commissioners yesterday afternoon the public school budget for the year 1920. The commissioners were asked to go over the budget and to appear before the school board at a meeting tomorrow when the various items will be taken up and explained. The budget gives an itemized estimate for the support and maintenance of the schools next year including an increase in the salaries of all the teachers, $25,000 for a new public school building at Walkersville, and $1,000 for improvements to the Woodsboro school.

Lewis Linton, of Brunswick, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff John Dutrow, charged with keeping a gambling house. He will be given a hearing this afternoon before Justice J. Grahame Johnson.

50 Years Ago

June 3, 1969

The faculty at Mount St. Mary’s College unanimously voted “a lack of confidence” in the college’s administration at a faculty meeting Saturday. Included among the actions at the meeting was a vote to censure the president of the college and the dean of academic affairs.

Sandi Lee Ramsburg is probably the first truck driver ever to be named a dairy princess. Sandi Lee who was named Frederick County Dairy Princess May 10 and will compete in the state contest June 24 in Frederick, drives an asphalt truck for a living. “It’s only a temporary job for the summer,” the 18-year-old Frederick High student said. “I don’t like to be penned in and there just aren’t that many jobs outdoors for a girl.”

Fire destroyed the interior of a two-story apartment building in the 400-block of Middle Alley late Monday afternoon. Henry “Buck” Brown was in the lower apartment on the south side of the building when the fire broke out. He was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and later released.

20 Years Ago

June 3, 1999

A new boundary line between Myersville and Wolfsville elementary schools was approved at Wednesday night’s meeting of the school board. The redistricting would reduce crowding at Myersville, where the enrollment exceeds capacity. In September 2000, a 125-seat addition will be open at Wolfsville, nearly doubling the school.

About 50 people attended on open house Wednesday night to get a look at a county plan to create on-street bikeways and off-street trails throughout the county. And most liked the idea. The network includes 177 miles of off-street trails along stream and abandoned railroad corridors. Many wondered how private property rights will be handled. Jim Gugel, county planner in charge of the project, said those details have yet to be ironed out. The plan also has no designated funding.The unincorporated town of Lime Kiln lost its namesake last week when a Mercedes recycling center knocked down the remnants of an antebellum lime kiln. Hall Miller, owner of Potomac German Auto on Lime Kiln Road, said he tore down the kiln because its deteriorating condition was becoming a danger and because he wants to clean up the property.

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