100 Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1919
November 11, Armistice Day, will be celebrated here in Frederick with fitting ceremonies. The Key Post of the American Legion has drafted plans for a monster parade to be held in Frederick at 2 o’clock with a banquet at night for the returned soldiers. In the parade, all returned soldiers, marines and sailors are requested to march.
The grand jury will reconvene this morning. This is probably the first time in the history of the county that a grand jury has been called back after it has adjourned for the term in which it was called. The extra session today has been called for an investigation of the murder of Leo M. Creager, at Thurmont, when Clarence S. Wallace, who is still at large, shot and killed him. Creager was killed while serving the county in the role of a sworn special deputy.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1969
Frederick City has received notice from the State Department of Health to prepare a plan to eliminate the open burning of trash at the city dump, according to an announcement by Mayor John A. Derr at a meeting with the Board of Aldermen Thursday night. Derr said that he had been notified that the open burning of refuse in the open at the city dump is in violation of state air pollution laws and could present a health hazard for the community.
Results of the Mt. Airy Community Attitude Survey conducted by the Frederick County Planning and Zoning Commission in conjunction with the Comprehensive Planning for Mt. Airy being prepared by the Committee, were released Thursday. John F. Wooden, co-ordinating the master plan study for the Planning and Zoning Commission, said the 60 percent return of questionnaires was unprecedented, with the previous high response to a similar type questionnaire being 35 percent. A large percentage of respondents felt the town needed additional industries, recreational facilities and public transportation facilities to and from Mt. Airy.
The estimated loss by fire to the house belonging to Richard Bernard at East South Street Monday is set at near $7,000, according to District Fire Marshal Top Barnes. The blaze was caused by an electric toaster which overheated and caused a can of aerosol insect spray, next to the toaster on the counter, to explode.
20 Years Ago
Nov. 7, 1999
This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post did not publish a Sunday edition at this time.