25 YEARS AGO
The elimination of a dangerous traffic intersection called to the attention of the State Roads Commission by the Queen Anne’s Record-Observer more than a year ago has been accomplished.
The newspaper, in a series of editorials, stories and pictures, urged that the narrow cross-over between the dual lanes of Route 50-301 at Kent Narrows be closed because of the many accidents which had occurred at the site.
The state has announced they will accept bids to grade, drain, and pave a service road and crossing at a point 1,700 feet east of the present intersection where the median strip is 50 feet wide.
Two people have died, more than 40 have been injured, and nearly 50 accidents reported at this intersection in less than three years. The crossing ... was not wide enough to allow cars and trucks to stop between the lanes when crossing from one side to the other.
• • • The 62 new teachers joining the faculties of Queen Anne’s County schools this fall will comprise one third of the entire teaching force, reports Dr. Harry C. Rhodes, the county superintendent of schools.
“This number represents the largest group of new teachers the county has had for years, and the increase can be attributed to teacher resignations, additional teaching positions, and the employment of more personnel under federal programs,” said Dr. Rhodes.
Of this number of new teachers, 20 will be going into high school classrooms; 21 will go into the middle schools; and 21 will be teaching in the elementary schools. The total number of teachers in the county school system this year will be 208.
• • • Services were held Tuesday for Joseph William Alfred Evans, who died Saturday at the Memorial Hospital in Easton, at the age of 78.
Born in Grasonville in September 1887, Mr. Evans had spent his life in the county as a friend of the watermen, operating at various times a crab and oyster packing house and the Evans Marina at Kent Narrows. He was, however, most widely known for his two terms in the House of Delegates.
Active in civic groups, Mr. Evans was the past president of the Queenstown Lions Club, and a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Round Table, and Immanuel Methodist Church.
Officials from the Queen Anne’s County Liquor Board warned some Kent Narrows bar owners last Monday night that their liquor licenses may not be renewed if complaints continue to pour into the board office.
“The bottom line, guys is, police yourselves or we’re going to police you,” said Jeffrey E. Thompson, a lawyer for the liquor board. Thompson said he told the bar owners that if more than 10 people complain about the way a bar is operating 30 days before a liquor license is scheduled to be renewed, the liquor board must hold a public hearing.
“Legally speaking, they’re not breaking the law, but they may be forcing the liquor board to introduce a law,” he said.
••• A cheerful peach and turquoise building with one of the most breathtaking views of Kent Island is quickly growing into one of the area’s favorite restaurants.
“This is a very casual, laid back place,” said Andy Schulz, one of the owners [of The Crab Deck]. “We wanted it to be very familyoriented.”
Andy and his two brothers Tracy and Jody are certainly family-oriented, continuing a family tradition in the restaurant business that has spanned more than 60 years. Commissioner Sonny Schulz [their father] owns the Fisherman’s Inn, also on Kent Narrows.
• • • The Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department is recruiting to fill several vacancies. There are currently positions available within the fire department and the Ladies Auxiliary. No experience required.
Training is available and classes start this fall.