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Blast from the past

April 15, 1998

Week of April 12, 1948




* Two bicycles that remained unclaimed at police headquarters for more than a year were turned over to the Hagerstown Boys' Clubs. They will be awarded to two outstanding boys.

* More than 500 women are seeking jobs in industries in Hagerstown, according to the office of Maryland State Compensation Board. Material shortages are plaguing local industry, resulting in more layoffs.

* Fruit in the Hancock area, especially apples and peaches, suffered severe damage in yesterday morning's frost, concluded Charles Dunbar, University of Maryland horticulturist in Hancock.

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Week of April 12, 1973




* A large number of deer are being killed in Washington County by poachers. Natural Resources Policeman Pfc. Lester Engel thinks it may be due to the high cost of beef. Normally, only one or two deer are illegally killed here in April. This year at least eight deer have been killed in the last month.

* Residents of Mapleville Road, Knode Circle and Alternate U.S. 40 have petitioned for annexation into Boonsboro so sewer service could be extended to them.

* Getting lost in the small town of Clear Spring isn't difficult at all. Many of the town's 503 residents don't even know the name of the town's main thoroughfare. Confusion occurs because Clear Spring has no street signs. The town's lone policeman, 70-year-old Albert Martin, gives directions to between 50 and 60 outsiders each week.

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