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Blast from the past

April 03, 2002

Week of March 31, 1952

Washington County's methods of handling the juvenile delinquency problem will be evaluated in a report to be submitted at the conclusion of a study by an official of the National Probation and Parole Association, it was announced yesterday.

The warm spring weather brought about a resumption of the perennial complaints to police of the activities of the "sneaky pete" boys.

Police investigating a complaint yesterday about drunks loafing in an old cellar off an alley on West Washington Street disclosed only the presence of a dead cat and a dead rat in the cellar.

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The average farmer in Washington and Frederick counties had a larger net income last year than in past years, 90 members and guests of the Farmers Ownership group in the Farmers Home Administration were told at the annual meeting Thursday night in Firemen's Hall, Boonsboro.

Week of March 31, 1977

Hagerstown's Mount Aetna Road bridge project got a substantial boost in Annapolis Friday in the form of a promise for up to $200,000 in funding.

Superintendent A.W. Anderson announced today that the Monocacy National Battlefield project has been placed under the management of Antietam National Battlefield site. The Monocacy Battlefield is four miles south of Frederick where Interstate 270 intersects the Monocacy River.

The formula to determine how much state aid the county gets for education is based primarily on the county's student population and wealth. Washington County ends up getting about $400 for each student - $56 more than the state average.

Last year, Montgomery County spent $1,877 for each student and Garrett County spent $1,037 a student - the state's highest and lowest figures. Washington County fit in the middle, spending $1,270 a student.

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