Blast from the past

February 09, 2005

Week of Feb. 6, 1955

A dairy heifer once owned by Roy Sease, Hagerstown, will on Wednesday be given to a refugee farmer living near the city of Hanover in northern Germany. He and 20 other farmers will receive livestock distributed by Heifer Project Inc., New Windsor, Md.

Mrs. G.M. Moore, West Wilson Boulevard, phoned one day this week to tell her story - how she lost her purse containing a considerable sum of money and some valuable papers. Two hours later, Jimmy Feigley, who lives at 47 W. Wilson Blvd., took the purse and its contents intact to Mrs. Moore. The youngster took the pocketbook he found lying in the street to his home and was able to identify the owner from name cards. Mrs. Moore rewarded Jimmy.

Surprising as it may seem, 7,090 or 47.9 percent of all public school children of this county were transported to schools during 1954.


It cost the taxpayers $199,907.92 to transport them last year which averaged $28.19 per child.

Writing of the costs per pupil during 1954, the 88th annual report of the State Board of Education states that it cost this county $202.28 per pupil for expenses, putting this county 15th among the 23 in the state.

Week of Feb. 6, 1980

The Hagerstown City Council, by a 3-2 vote, decided Monday to sell the financially troubled regional airport to the Washington County Commissioners for $1.5 million and certain considerations.

The Hagerstown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize a North Carolina consulting firm to supervise $900,000 worth of repairs and additions to the city light plant distribution system.

Hancock has been added as an experimental stop on Amtrak's Washington-Cincinnati train, the Shenandoah.

The train stops at Hancock daily, arriving westbound at 8:28 p.m. and eastbound at 6:42 a.m. The stop will provide convenient access to the historic resort town of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and nearby mountain lodges and convention facilities.

Amtrak has established a round-trip Washington-Hancock group fare of $16.50 per person to accommodate large parties.

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