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Blast from the Past 11/21

November 23, 2001

Blast from the Past 11/21



Week of Nov. 18, 1951


The course in distributive education, where students spend part of their time studying in classrooms and part working in local stores, is proving very successful following its inauguration at Hagerstown High School.

Washington County residents will be receiving Christmas seals early next week, as the 45th annual drive to sell the bright stickers gets under way. Local sales of the seals last year made possible the mass chest X-ray program that just concluded.

A freeze on new television station construction may end Feb. 1 or soon after.

Applications for stations in three Maryland cities are on file with the Federal Communications Commission, including one for Hagerstown Broadcasting Co.




Week of Nov. 18, 1976


Eugene Martin, coach and physical education instructor at North Hagerstown High School, received permission from the Board of Education to conduct a free firearms handling and hunter-safety course at the school.

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Martin said 89 students signed up for the course, which includes both classroom work and shooting experience.

Funkstown wants to keep its lagoon system of sewage treatment rather than having its sewage pumped to the Hagerstown treatment plant.

State officials agree with Funkstown's position, saying they feel lagoons have the most cost-effective method.

Mrs. Haven Hoffman, known throughout Washington County as "Mrs. Santa," is beginning the countdown of her 33rd year helping the needy. Last year she provided gifts for 406 local children, plus 183 baskets of food.

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