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Monday, June 11, 2007

20070606 through 20070101 Westminster Eagle Column Archives

Westminster Eagle Column Archives from January 1st, 2007 through June 11th, 2007

Posted June 11th, 2007

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Dwight Dingle, 'Sgt. Pepper' and a bathtub band

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

It was 40 years ago last Saturday, June 2, 1967, when the Beatles released their eighth album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Although musical taste can be fiercely debated, many music critics and publications consider this album to be one of the most influential of all time. Rolling Sto...

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 A 'thank you' for those who serve in public service

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Recently, most of our local municipalities in Carroll County held elections for leadership positions.

We owe everyone who left the safety and security of their comfortable lives to stick their heads above the crowd and run for office, a debt of gratitude.

Every one of them is a winner -- regardl...

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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 The silence and service of Joseph W. Blickenstaff

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Ever since May 28, 1990, the faces of 18 brave Carroll County sons have silently stood guard over our community from the vantage point of an 8-foot high, 4-foot wide and 1-foot thick solid black granite memorial.

Their faces are etched in time in what may be Carroll County's smallest -- but most s...

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 Hallowed ground of Union Meeting House

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

On Monday, May 28, Carroll County will gather for the 140th time to commemorate Memorial Day. Folks will congregate at the large urn, located on the knoll immediately in view as one enters the historic Westminster Cemetery from Church Street.

Carroll Post 31 of the American Legion is once again or...

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 The legacy of Westminster's 'Singing Barber'

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007 Recalling Westminster's Disney World: Bobby's Hobby Lobby

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Who was Kate Wagner, and why did she rule the road?

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

How many folks pass by Kate Wagner Road in Westminster and wonder to themselves, “Just who was Kate Wagner?”

I did not know myself until recently, when I happened to have a conversation with one of my Westminster High School class of 1971 classmates, Steve Sinnott.

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

20070418 The passion thrill and magic of April

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

The American essayist, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The April winds are magical, and thrill our tuneful frames. The garden-walks are passional to bachelors and dames.”

Hopefully we won’t have an April this year as we had 110 years ago. The Democratic Advocate reported on April 24, 1897: “A blast from the North bore down on this section Monday night, sending down the mercury to 26 at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning… This has been the coldest April for twenty years.”

To look back in Carroll County history, any given month of the year provides an historian with a cornucopia of thrilling stories to explore, but April has always been especially fascinating.


On another positive note, the Carroll Record reported on April 5, 1973, “Friday morning started grey and rainy, much to the dismay of local residents of the Union Bridge area. (It) was the day that Sergeant Peter Edward Drabic (finally returned) to his hometown after four and one half years of captivity in Vietnam.”

Hopefully Mother Nature has remembered to schedule spring this year. We’re overdue for “passional magic to thrill our tuneful frames.”

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Wednesday, April 11 2007 This 'Candy drive' benefits the East Middle School Bulldogs ... and the three Rs

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Thursday, April 05 2007 In the storied history of Carroll Hospital Center, Steve Bohn poised to take a 'SPIRIT'-ed place

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, March 28 2007 If you think school overcrowding is bad now, consider Westminster High School, circa 1920

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Friday, March 23 2007 History of education, minus beheadings, in our state By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, March 14 2007 The high cost of twin tragedies at Bowling Brook By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, March 07 2007 History of slavery leaves many rivers yet to cross By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, February 28 2007 Recalling when B's Coffee Shoppe was all abuzz By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, February 21 2007 Frozen in time: The Great Sleet Storm of 1902 By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Thursday, February 15 2007 As we all know, winter is a four-letter word

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, February 07 2007 Westminster is great, even if it does get your goat By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, January 31 2007 Westminster was built on the blessing of water By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, January 24 2007 Phil Wampler and our own 'Greatest Generation' By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Friday, January 19 2007 Water issues in Carroll have always been ... fluid

Wednesday, January 10 2007 Monk Campbell: a man of law and order for Carroll By Kevin E. Dayhoff

Wednesday, January 03 2007 You can bank on it: More change coming in 2007 By Kevin E. Dayhoff

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