100 Years Ago

June 12, 1919

Arch Ogle, a well-known farmer of near Jefferson, in a communication to The Post, speaks plainly concerning the condition of rural schools and suggests that instead of making repairs to old buildings, that modern consolidated schools should be established in the county at convenient points. “Our educational system as applied to the counties of the state,” he declares, “is 40 years behind the times and almost as far behind the county schools.”

Mayor-elect Gilmer Schley, Frederick’s new chief executive was kept busy yesterday receiving congratulations over his election. He spent the day quietly at home and was glad for an opportunity to rest after a strenuous campaign covering the last three months. He received a number of applications that will be at his disposal, the majority of them being for policemen. He has invited everyone desiring a position to make application in writing and he will give them all consideration before finally determining upon appointees.

Considerable excitement was caused by a small fire yesterday afternoon at the home of John Stride, on South Carroll street. The ironing board at his place caught fire but the blaze was put out by the firemen. Two fire companies responded, Juniors and Independents. Little damage was done.

50 Years Ago

June 12, 1969

Contracts, assignments and transfers for county teachers are hanging on a decision by the Frederick County Board of Education to meet with the teachers association on the school budget. Richard Kline, president of the board, told representatives of the Frederick County Teachers Association (FCTA) “we will meet Thursday to decide whether to meet with you or not.”

Otho James Keller III, Frederick, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday evening about 10 o’clock. He had spent the afternoon with his wife fishing on the Potomac and shortly after arriving home he was seized by the fatal attack.

The principals of Carroll Manor and Lewistown Elementary schools were appointed by the Frederick County Board of Education Wednesday. Dan Garrett, presently a teacher at Walkersville Elementary School, will assume the position of principal at Carroll Manor for the coming school year. William L. Thomas, vice principal of Middletown Elementary School, was appointed principal of Lewistown Elementary.

20 Years Ago

June 12, 1999

Two men apparently sitting on inner tubes on the railroad tracks along Sandy Hook Road were struck and killed by a westbound Marc passenger train Friday evening, witnesses and authorities said. The area has become a common crossing point for those who fish and tube on the Potomac, said residents of the river town just across the Washington County line. At press time, the victims’ identities were not known, but both were believed to be from Montgomery County.

Windsor Knolls residents who water their plants may face a $25 fine. Repeat offenders may have their water shut off and have to pay $100. The community of about 200 homes, served by the Windsor Knolls Water System, is the latest in a region thirsting for rain to face a water ban. It was imposed by the Board of County Commissioners Thursday.

Sadah Betz could not imagine a world without ice cream in the summer and grilled cheese sandwiches in the winter. As the newly crowned 1999 Frederick County Dairy Princess, she will make certain that never happens.

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