100 Years Ago
September 27, 1916
The probe into the cost of milk in the State is in progress. Every effort is being made by the producers to show the commission that the margin of profits for the producer is small and that unless the farmer and producer receives more for his product, he will be compelled to go out of business. In the event the rate to producers is increased, local dealers are expected to make a corresponding increase in the price of milk to the consumer.
Emmitsburg residents on Monday night or Tuesday morning slept through a twentieth century robbery, which included the use of the latest methods in scientific house-breaking and safe cracking. A gang of robbers inconspicuously drove into town, filled their automobile with gas then stopped at the meat store of Joseph E. Hoke, West Main street, and lifted five cases of eggs, 150 dozen — 50 pounds of butter, a large quantity of meat and a portion of the petty cash. It was reported last night from the county bastille that no arrests had been made in connection with the robbery.
50 Years Ago
September 27, 1966
The 104th edition of the Great Frederick Fair, Maryland’s largest county fair, officially opens today. Fair week got underway last night with the naming of Miss Wanda Lee Black, of Thurmont, Frederick County 4-H Queen for 1967.
Sheriff Horace M. Alexander criticized the county jail’s design and said it is understaffed by underpaid guards as the jail’s most recent escapee still eluded a 13-state dragnet last night. The escapee, from Baltimore, sawed his way out of the county jail Sunday night. He is charged with armed robbery of the Trading Post in Jefferson.
An 18-year-old Rocky Ridge youth died last night four hours after he was injured in a freak construction accident while working on the addition to Frederick Memorial Hospital. Hospital authorities said he died as a result of a head injury suffered when a nail he was shooting into a concrete wall ricocheted, struck him in the forehead, and lodged in his brain.
20 Years Ago
September 27, 1996
Security has been tightened at the Frederick County Courthouse in recent weeks with the addition of top-of-the-line X-ray machines at both entrances of the building to search baggage as people enter the courthouse.
The investigation is continuing to determine the cause of a blaze that consumed a historic barn on Evergreen Point on Thursday morning. The barn was noted for its twin silos under a single roof. Guilford, as the farm is known, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Private pilots who are business people will soon be able to fly directly to and land from Canada at Frederick Municipal Airport without having to go through U.S. Customs. The General Aviation Telephonic Entry (GATE) program, which goes into effect Nov. 14, is a U.S. Customs idea designed to expedite travel for business people to to into and out of Canada.