Blast from the past

December 31, 2003|by

Week of Dec. 28, 1953

The grownups of Boonsboro were not the only ones to display community spirit during the recent difficulties with the town's water system.

Feeling they needed rehearsals, approximately 30 boys and girls in the cast of the high school's Christmas entertainment, with their teachers, braved the cold, and rehearsed in the unheated school auditorium.

The anniversary edition of The Daily Mail and The Morning Herald is gradually arriving at the four corners of the earth.

Donald Kaylor, on leave from the local high school to teach for a year in New Zealand, said his copy of the anniversary edition safely made the 11,000 mile trip and will keep him busy in his spare time.


"I showed it around to numerous people here. I am sure it is the largest single edition of a newspaper they have ever seen," Kaylor said.

Great flocks of starlings, the feathered bane of many nearby communities, including the nation's capital, are moving back into Hagerstown after an absence of several years. Several flocks are roosting in back yards near the 100 block of West Antietam Street.

Week of Dec. 28, 1978

Mrs. Haven Hoffman, Cavetown, is taking a needed rest after repairing and delivering more than 500 toys for girls and boys this Christmas. But before the new year starts again, "Mrs. Santa" will be busy making and repairing toys for next Christmas.

Town residents will have to rely on libraries elsewhere in the county because cold weather and insufficient heating have shut down the bookmobile in Williamsport.

The bookmobile has served as the town's library since May when construction began at Williamsport Memorial Library.

Reconstruction of the U.S. 340 Bridge at Sandy Hook is almost completed and work on two more bridges on U.S. 522 near Hancock is approximately 41 percent complete and ahead of schedule.

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