Early Files

150 years ago

Sept. 2, 1871

• The board of trustees of the public schools of Chestertown have adopted a resolution prohibiting parents from making complaints to teachers in regard to the treatment of their children, but allowing them to lay their grievances before the board. This, we think, is a step in the right direction.

100 years ago

Sept. 3, 1921

• Beauford Coursey, a highly respected young farmer of near Barclay, went into his field one morning last week and found one of his horses cut and slashed with some sharp instrument about the shoulders, legs and body. He was further puzzled and alarmed when, upon succeeding mornings, he continued to find other animals cut and slashed in a similar manner. Constable J. Elmer Anthony was summoned to make an investigation.

• A new milinery store will be opened next week in the Pyle Building on High street by Miss Gussie Cannan. Trimmed hats will be her specialty.

• Charlie Chaplin in the "kid" is coming to the Lyceum Theatre, Friday and Saturday of next week, September 9th and 10th. Don't miss it.

50 years ago

Sept. 1, 1971

• Combined bids of $1,600,000 on Rock Hall's projected sewer system, opened last Thursday, were well within expected limits, according to Mayor P. Jay Elbourn. As projected, the sewer system will encompass all of the properties in the present corporate limits of Rock Hall.

• The trial of James Munson, charged with Sunday sale of beer, was taken away from a jury in Circuit Court here last Wednesday and the charges dismissed, in what may be a history-making decision. Circuit Court Judge Harry E. Clark ruled that Munson did not hold a license and therefore could not be charged with a violation of license law.

25 years ago

Aug. 30, 1996

• Only minor glitches, mostly related to a new bus teiring system, were reported this week as Kent County opened the doors of its eight public schools to roughly 2,800 students.

10 years ago

Sept. 1, 2011

• While lost power was he worst effect of the weekend storm in most of the county, Millington suffered flooding from Hurricane Irene on a par with that seen a decade ago from Hurricane Floyd. Chestertown Mayor Margo Bailey called it a major dodge that the town avoided any significant damage from Irene. Most of the work there involved chainsawing fallen tree limbs and raking up debris.

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