April 8 blast from the past

April 11, 2001

Blast from the past

Week of April 8, 1951

The first mushroom of spring turned up this morning right here in Hagerstown.

C.L. Harbaugh of Clear Spring, who operates a transfer business, was removing trash from the rear of the Vivian Hotel on Summit Avenue when he uncovered the mushroom, as big as a goose egg.

Police are seeking the owner of what are apparently cannon balls that were found today in the Presbyterian church yard. The balls weigh in the neighborhood of 20 to 25 pounds and have been painted.

More than 200 Clear Spring High School students attended a special assembly yesterday to hear officers of the Hagerstown Civil Air Patrol Squadron outline the organization's aviation program and opportunities offered to students with CAP training.


Week of April 8, 1976

Three mayors of southern Washington County towns told the County Commissioners this week that they have no objection to inclusion in a massive sewer needs study.

The mayors of Keedysville, Boonsboro and Sharpsburg said they will seek concurrence now from their town councils. Boonsboro is the only one of the three that has its own sewage treatment plant.

Bicentennial medallions issued by the City of Hagerstown are on sale to the public today.

The medals, cast in bronze and silver were designed by Bill Davis. The face of one carries the image of Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown. The other holds the city's trademark, a side view of "little Heiskel."

When Hagerstown police officer Harold B. Kline went home for lunch Friday, he came upon two men apparently attempting to enter his home.

Kline asked the men what they were doing.

They responded they were going to clean floors for the owner who was away at work.

"I'm the owner," Kline responded, and put them under arrest. One man fled, but Kline held the other one.

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