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Kent County News - - OPINION -

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.”

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