FROM OUR EARLY FILES
150 years ago
Oct. 27, 1866
• Some of our farmers have not yet finished seeding wheat. The excessive rains of two weeks ago so thoroughly saturated the earth that low lands have only within the last few days become dry enough to cultivate. The early seeding, however, is up, and generally looking well.
75 years ago
Oct. 25, 1941
• The News office has been decorated this week with a basket of lovely dahlias from the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Hill Beaston in Locust Grove. It is surprising how large and beautiful the blooms are considering the handicap caused by drought. This bouquet has been greatly admired.
• Roy Mitchell, KenTmore Park, is among the successful growers of tomatoes. He averaged 15 tons per acre off 15 acres.
50 years ago
Oct. 26, 1966
• Bow-and-arrow hunters accounted for a total of 178 deer in the six-day special opening season at the Eastern Neck Island National Wildlife Refuge last week.
The largest number was killed on Monday, the opening day — 79. Tuesday’s total was 14, Wednesday’s one, Thursday’s 14, Friday’s 6 and Saturday’s 64, accord- ing to W.W. Macintosh, the refuge manager.
• Kent’s “PTA Family of the Year” is that of S. Wickes and Gertrude D. Westcott, of near Locust Grove. The Westcott family, winning over three other entries, represented the Galena Parent-Teacher Association.
25 years ago
Oct. 30, 1991
• A dog shot with an arrow is being nursed back to health at the Kent County Humane Society Animal Shelter.
Savora, as shelter workers are calling her, is a 2to 3-year old sable-colored Australian cattle dog.
“Somebody found her and brought her into us,” said Robinette Travis, shelter manager. The wounded dog was discovered last Saturday near Betterton.
10 years ago
Oct. 26, 2006
• On Tuesday, Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Robert Flanagan announced the state’s capital spending plan for highways in Kent County over the next six years.
The State Highway Administration’s investment in the county between 2007 and 2012 will be $135,000. That will pay for, said Flanagan, “488 linear feet of sidewalk in Galena.”