100 Years Ago

Jan. 15, 1920

Being wrapped tightly in a lap robe saved the life of George W. Myers, when one of the delivery trucks of Garber's Bakery which he was driving, was hit by a train near the Sykesville sanitorium yesterday morning. Myers had taken bread to the hospital and was coming out of the lane, which leads to the pike when a train which he could not see struck the machine completely demolishing it. The force of the crash knocked the automobile down the track about ten feet.

Fire of an origin that could not be determined destroyed the home of Miss Addie Remsburg, situated about two miles from Jefferson late last night. All of the contents were lost, and Miss Remsberg, 81 years old, who was living alone, was burned to death. About 9 o'clock smoke was noticed by her nephews, issuing from the roof of the house and by the time assistance arrived the frame building was a mass of flames. It is thought that the fire originated from an overheated stove.

State Game Warden E. Lee LeCompte, head of the game department of the Conservation Commission of Maryland, gave out a tabulation of the sum taken in by his department from June 1 to December 31, 1919. In this time from hunters' licenses, the department, through its various representatives of the state, collected $74,081.30. Warden LeCompte desires the fact called to the attention of the public in general that not a single cent was appropriated to the State Game Department since 1914 and that the department is maintained by receipts derived from hunters' licenses, and is not a burden upon the taxpayers of this state. All moneys derived from hunters' licenses are placed by the comptroller of the state to the credit of a separate fund known as the State Game Protection Fund, used solely for the propagation and protection of game and fish in Maryland.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 20, 1970

A further reduction of about 300 civilian positions at Fort Detrick by the end of the current fiscal year on June 30 was discussed yesterday by U.S. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings and Detrick officials. The senator, impressed with the defensive applications of biological warfare being undertaken at the post, said he would work hard to see that Detrick be continued at full staff level to work on this aspect.

The names of Frederick County's first computer-selected jury panels for the February term of Circuit Court were announced Tuesday afternoon. The computer selected 96 names from a voter registration list of 524 qualified voters chosen at random from the 31,212 registered voters in the county.

20 Years Ago

Jan. 20, 2000

It appears Frederick County's state lawmakers have some debate remaining before they are willing to vote on a proposal to authorize a hotel/motel tax here. The delegation met with county officials as well as proponents and opponents of the tax Friday morning to debate the issue, but said they weren't ready to cast their votes just yet.

Buildings and computers are projects worthy of funding in the public school's proposed $242.2 million operating budget, but the spending plan should also include money for a program for suspended students, according to Sushil Bhattacharjee, Frederick County Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director. 

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