20-50-100 years ago – February 27 | News

A fire of unknown origin completely destroyed the outbuildings of the Lewis B. Hargett farm, southwest of Feagaville, Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. The loss is estimated at around $7,500, partly covered by insurance. A barn, a shed, two piggeries, two silos and a dairy were destroyed in the fire. Among the outbuildings, only the wagon shed and the cooler have been preserved. The fire was discovered by Earl Hargett, son of the owner. The bottom of the barn was then in flames and the roof was collapsing. He ran to the outbuildings and opened the gates to free the cattle and woke up the other members of the household as well. The whole neighborhood was warned and soon a large number of men were throwing water with buckets.

Despite all the warnings from weather watchers of a new winter ‘just around the corner’ and who is due to visit the county this week, county farmers have been hyped to fever pitch by the prospects of an early spring . They point to the wheat fields cooling and greening and the signs of changing grass in the fields and shrug their shoulders at the predictions of another winter.

Charles Blank, arrested by Police Chief Derr for leaving his horse standing on Fourth Street for more than two hours on Saturday, lost $1 in bail for his appearance in police court.

This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post does not currently publish a Sunday edition.

A Unionville veterinarian wants official approval for a dog and cat crematorium at his clinic where, according to neighbors, he has burned dead animals in the past without county or state approval.

Former Frederick City Mayor Jim Grimes wants to install a helicopter landing pad on his property and plans to meet with neighbors soon to discuss it. A Frederick County Appeal Board hearing on the proposal was adjourned Tuesday at Mr. Grimes’ request. His letter to council says he will meet with the Holly Hills Homeowners Association to address residents’ concerns. Mr. Grimes does not live in the development and is not part of the group of owners. He lives nearby on 25 acres along Ijamsville Road.

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