25 YEARS AGO
A 73-year-old Ruthsburg man plans to marry his 71-year-old sweetheart after more than three decades of separation.
Many years ago, 18-yearold Leonard Cohey drove his shiny black Chevy with pretty 15-year-old Helen Schupp by his side to the dance hall in Price’s Station, one of many dates for the two friends.
But the young, dashing Leonard was “dating them all,” and the classic tale of boy meets girl, boy dates girl, boy and girl fall in love went awry when boy lost girl, who married and moved to Kentucky.
Now 35 years later, Cohey finally got the girl back and is not letting her get away this time.
“I told her we’re going to stick together like Elmer’s glue,” laughed Cohey.
*** The quiet waters iof Northwest Creek may provide a home, but not a sanctuar y for the wildlife that inhabit it. This week, six blue herons were shot and killed there, apparently for fun.
Great blue herons, egrets, loon-like birds, three bald eagles, and four pair of osprey are only some of the wildlife that inhabit the area. Northwest Creek is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Tower Gardens and Chew’s Manor, and residents there say they are outraged at what appears to be one more case of wanton killing of wildlife.
Carcasses of deer, fox, geese and other waterfowl have been found shot and left to rot. *** The State Police MedEvac helicopter in Centreville will be grounded as part of a $450-million budget cutting plan Gov. William Donald Schaefer provided to legislative leaders Monday.
Another base in Montgomery County will be closed as well. If the plan is approved by the Board of Public Works on Wednesday, the closings will take effect Nov. 1.
But the commander of the state police aviation division said Monday that no more flights would take place.
“As of today, no Trooper Six,” said Major Charles Hutchins, referring to the Bell Jet Ranger based in Centreville. “We are standing down unless something else changes drastically.”
Hutchins said 19 troopers and three civilian workers at the bases will lose their jobs.
It’s harvest time on the Shore.
Queen Anne’s County is No. 1 in corn production in the state.