150 years ago

Kent County News - - OPINION -

Oct. 24, 1868

• The num­ber of per­sons who have availed them­selves of the pro­vi­sions of the act of Congress giv­ing ar­ti­fi­cial limbs to maimed sol­diers amounts to five thou­sand nine hun­dred and seventy-one. Of these, three thou­sand seven hun­dred and eighty-one were sup­plied with legs, two thou­sand one hun­dred and thirty-four with arms, forty-four with hands, and nine with feet.

75 years ago Oct. 24, 1943

• The ap­prox­i­mately 1,000 em­ploy­ees of the Kent De­fense Plant here were agree­ably sur­prised on Fri­day, when they re­ceived checks rep­re­sent­ing a sec­ond dis­tri­bu­tion of in­creased pay checks. The first in­creased pay checks were re­ceived as of Sept. 6, amount­ing to 7 cents per hour. Checks re­ceived on Fri­day rep­re­sented an ad­di­tional per Oct. 23, 1968

• An ex­pan­sion pro­gram, cost­ing an es­ti­mated $1 mil­lion, will be started next month at the fash­ion­able Great Oak Yacht Club here, ac­cord­ing to Frank C. Rus­sell, pres­i­dent of the noted Chesapeake Bay re­sort. The 1,100-acre Great Oak Yacht Club will be the largest of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard, Mr. Rus­sell said. Cat Cay, in the Ba­hamas, is be­lieved to be the sec­ond largest.

• Louis L. Gold­stein, comptroller of the State of Mary­land, will head this year’s alumni fund pro­gram for his alma

Oct. 27, 1993

• Mis­chief night came early to Kent County. In one of the worst in­ci­dents of its type in re­cent years, van­dals wield­ing pump­kins in­flicted more than $5,000 in dam­age to Kent County High School and Worton Ele­men­tary School Thurs­day. Three school buses, about 20 win­dows and sev­eral chain-link fences were badly dam­aged in pre-Hal­loween mis­chief.

• Lit­tle more than a week into the 1993-94 oys­ter sea­son, state fish­eries of­fi­cials are pre­dict­ing a bleak har­vest. The Ch­ester River boasts some of the only waters free of the rav­ages caused by oys­ter dis­eases MSX and Dermo, As a re­sult, the bars here will be har­vested heav­ily.

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