100 Years Ago

Feb. 14, 1920

What might have been a serious fire was narrowly averted recently at the home of Misses Rose, Fannie and Annie Yingling, Liberty. In preventing the flames from gaining headway, Miss Rose Yingling was burned about the hands and head, and Miss Annie Yingling received burns on both hands. Although much frightened the ladies retained presence of mind and prevented a more serious mishap. After lighting an oil stove in the living room, the sisters went to the dining room. When Miss Fannie Yingling opened the door to the living room she found it full of smoke and the oil stove blazing fiercely. Rose and Annie picked up the stove and started toward the kitchen. The former tripped and fell and her clothing caught fire. The clothing of Annie also became ignited. Annie seized a coat and threw it on her sister, whose hair and clothing were ablaze. In the meantime, they carried the stove, which was still burning, into the yard.

In commenting upon the game conditions in Maryland, State Game Warden E. Lee LeCompte, stated that reports from all sections indicate that game is more plentiful than it has been for years. Upland game, especially Bob White, quail and rabbits was said to be more abundant than in any season for five years. An increase of wild fowl and of migratory birds was also reported. This was attributed to the Federal laws protecting fowls of this kind.

50 Years Ago

Feb. 14, 1970

The Frederick County Legislative Delegation and County Commissioners will meet today in a joint session with the legislative committees of Pomona Grange and the Farm Bureau at Betty’s Restaurant.

A car door left unlocked resulted in the theft of more than $1,000 cash, a hand gun, several credit cards and three rolls of film from a car in Frederick Thursday night, according to State Police. Tfc. Joseph Marick said the owner told him he parked his car on the parking lot of Rodgers Tavern, North Market Street Ext., at 9:30 p.m. and returned at 12:30 a.m. to find the money had been taken from his locked glove compartment along with other items.

20 Years Ago

Feb. 14, 2000

Frederick County’s Board of Commissioners may consider a 36-cent hike in the Frederick County property tax beginning in the next fiscal year and a hike of three more cents beginning in fiscal 2002, commissioners said Saturday at a meeting with members of the Frederick County Farm Bureau Pomona Grange. The money is needed during the next five years in order to pay for services, agriculture preservation and improvements on Md. 85, commissioners said.

Maryland State Police cited five area teens with underage drinking Friday night following an investigation of a suspicious vehicle in a Walkersville church parking lot. One of the teens, a 17-year-old male from Walkersville, was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, troopers said.

Frederick police arrested three Germantown residents following a fight early Sunday in the parking lot of a Jefferson Street nightclub. All were arrested on various charges stemming from the fight, which occurred at 1:49 a.m. in the parking lot of the X-Hale club, officers said.

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