In Bankruptcy

J. H. Fowble, Well Known Contractor, in Financial Trouble October 23, 1913 The business people of Sykesville were surprised on Saturday to learn that Mr. J. H. Fowble, the well known contractor, who built several of the buildings at Springfield Hospital, had filed a petition of bankruptcy in Baltimore City. (See Original for More.)  

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Warren Dorsey Turns 95

Sykesville legend, Warren Dorsey, grandson of a slave, turned 95 this past November. Here’s a brief history of Warren’s life.

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Schafer-Clarke Wedding Saturday

January 3, 1946 Ceremony Performed In Holiday Setting At Bride’s Home A Lovely wedding of the holiday season was that of Miss Dorothy Clarke, talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Clarke, Sykesville, and George William Schafer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Schafer, near Marriottsville, which took place at the home of […]

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Former Soviet Prisoner Speaks At Saint Josephs

October 21, 1971 Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. lecturer and author of “With God In Russia” which was serialized in the Baltimore Sun paper several years ago will be the guest speaker at St. Joseph’s new church hall at Liberty Road and Freedom Avenue, Eldersburg on Wednesday, October 27 at 8 p.m. Father Ciszek was […]

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Dorseys Reunite On Labor Day

September 16, 1971 The old adage, “The family that plays together stays together,” was evident at the Edward M. Dorsey family reunion on Labor Day in Sykesville. This has been their special day for more than twenty years. It was held at the family home where 69 members attended. Preparation had been made in advance […]

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No Action In Barn Fire

July 15, 1971 Charges of malicious burning placed against Joseph William Shipley of Woodlawn as a result of a barn fire on Ruber Road July 4 have not yet been brought to the grand jury for action. According to Howard County detective Davis, the grand jury is now in sessions but normally there is a […]

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Rites Held For Two Youths Drowned In Liberty Lake

July 1, 1971 Funeral services were held Tuesday for two Randallstown brothers who drowned last Saturday afternoon while swimming in the Liberty Reservoir. Bodies of the victims, Glenn Edward Duff, 16, and Sherman Larry Duff, 21, were recovered from the lake by State Police scuba divers on Sunday. The police report indicated the younger brother […]

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Fire Truck Crash Kills Two Injures Three Lisbon Volunteers; Barn And Contents Destroyed

May 22, 1969 A tragic chain of events, set in motion Sunday, July 20, when lightning struck a barn in the Sykesville area, left two Howard County volunteer firemen dead, three others injured and the barn destroyed, together with a large amount of farm machinery and crops. Two members of thee Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company […]

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Last Rites Held For S. Sgt. F. W. Underwood

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 29, at 11 a.m., for Staff Sergeant Franklin W. Underwood, Jr., 22, who lost his life June 23 while serving with the U.S. 101st Airborne Division in the war with Vietnam. The final rites were conducted by the Rev. William T. Kirwan, Randallstwon, at the Waltz funeral home, Winfield. […]

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Sewage Disposal Remains Problem In Carroll, Says County Health Department

September 25, 1969 The Carroll County Health Department reports that approximately 95 percent of new local residential and commercial construction is still- served by underground disposal (septic) systems. This situation is necessitated by the lack of adequate public sewage collection and treatment facilities. Only four incorporated towns in the county operate such facilities at present, […]

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In Carrie’s Footprints, the Long Walk of Warren Dorsey

Hello folks, This is what it says about my book at Amazon. It’s a little bit of hype, but mostly it captures the essence of it. You can order a copy at Amazon. You can also buy it at A Likely Story bookstore downtown in Sykesville. Thanks, Jack In Carrie’s Footprints In this simple yet […]

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Steady Upswing Noted In Carroll’s Living Standards

May 22, 1969 The cost of living has zoomed in Carroll county in recent years, as it has everywhere else, but inflation has not been the chief cause. So says the Bureau of Labor Statistics after completing a nationwide sampling survey of family budgets, and comparing them with the budgets of previous years. It finds, […]

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Services held For Mrs. Howard Smith

May 22, 1969 Mrs. Edna May Smith, 69, Sykesville, widow of Howard A. Smith, died Thursday , May 15, at the Chapel Hill nursing home, Randallstown. Her husband died August 12, 1967. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Sykesville. Daughter of the late George and Ella Allen Brown, she is survived […]

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Town Tax Rate To Remain 70 Cents; Budget Presented; To Swear In Newly-Elected, Discuss Drainage Plan

May 15, 1969 A budget totaling $43,558, based on a town tax rate of 70 cents per $100, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, was introduced Monday evening, May 12, at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of Sykesville. An ordinance establishing the tax rate and setting forth the proposed budget appears […]

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Piney Run Water Project Gets Sub-Committee O.K.

August 14, 1969 The House Public Works Sub-Committee on Watershed Development has approved construction of the Play Run Watershed project in Carroll County, Congressman J. Glenn Beall reported on Thursday, August 7. Congressman Beall, who filed testimony before Committee on behalf of the project, pointed out that “this project is truly a worth while one […]

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