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Saturday, September 8, 2007

20070905 Westminster Eagle Week in Review

Westminster Eagle Week in Review

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 - Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Kevin E. Dayhoff

Day at State Fair fills us with Carroll County pride
What better way to spend one of the last hoorahs of summer than enjoying a day at the Maryland State Fair?

The fair, which ended its run on Monday, is always a sensory overload of lights, sounds, smells, food and the people watching, not to mention the traditional fair favorites such as the animal...
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Local News Saturday, September 08



Balance is theme in Carroll County as 2007 football campaign begins

Two years ago, football teams at Westminster and South Carroll high schools reached Maryland state championship games in their respective classifications.

That same year, Francis Scott Key and Winters Mill also made postseason appearances as Carroll County placed four of its seven schools in the MPSSAA state playoffs.

It's possible that same scenario could happen in 2007.

While several teams were depleted by graduation, the quality of football in the county appears to be at an all-time high. Consider th...
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Test scores are in, but warrant a closer look
The results are in, but county education officials last week weren't quite sure whether they warranted a cheer ... or a more subdued pat on the back.

Just as students were settling back into school, Carroll County Public Schools staffers were diving last week into a detailed analysis of new High S...
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Family treasures at HSCC
Appraisal Day taps into history and family pride

It's interesting to see what people have in their attics, basements and stored away in closets.

For Timmi Pierce, executive director of the Historical Society of Carroll County, one of the most interesting "finds" during last year's HSCC Antiques ...
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Focus on People

Focus on People
Venturing Crew earns environmental honor

Representatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Boy Scouts of America this month presented the youth of Venturing Crew 202 with the William T. Hornaday Award for significant service in the field of natural resource conservation.

To ear...
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Business Briefs

Business Briefs
Primm takes new position at New Windsor

New Windsor State Bank has announced that Louna S. Primm recently joined the bank in the position of executive vice president and chief lending officer.

In the new role, she is responsible for NWSB's commercial, residential and consumer lending.

Primm h...
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Commuter service trial run might be a way to test transit waters

The Board of County Commissioners raised a few eyebrows recently with a reported discussion of the future of transit service in Carroll County and whether there's any desire to connect with neighborhoods closer to, or even in, Baltimore city.

In the wake of that discussion, a longtime ...
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Wolf at the Door

Commuters could milk the railway lines for all they're worth
I'm always fascinated about the words or sayings we use.

I once heard a man at a gathering say, "Well, I waited and took the milk train down to Baltimore."

I couldn't help but ask him if he knew where or how that expression started. I then had an opportunity to use some stored up facts.

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Culleton on Carroll

Taxpayers support those who spend in the wrong places
I think Ebenezer Scrooge must have been a Republican. And if he lived today, he would buy a McMansion in Carroll County.

Scanning the local papers I find that the wealthier people get the stingier they are. For example, our commissioners get paid about the same as the beginning salary for a comput...
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YMCA weighing options

Walking through the Westminster Inn last week, Jeff Sprinkle couldn't help but remember his days in the building as a student.

Both he and his father, Sprinkle said, attended school at the Inn when it was a schoolhouse. Despite the fact that the classrooms have been converted to bedrooms and the d...
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Test scores are in, but warrant a closer look
The results are in, but county education officials last week weren't quite sure whether they warranted a cheer ... or a more subdued pat on the back.

Just as students were settling back into school, Carroll County Public Schools staffers were diving last week into a detailed analysis of new High S...
[Read full story]

Teens' creativity reaps reward from library
For the fifth year, middle school and high school youth of Carroll County were given an opportunity to show off their writing chops during the Carroll County Public Library's Summer Shorts contest.

The five county library branches collected a total of 70 entries over the course of the summer.

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News Briefs
Steam and Gas show at Farm Museum, Sept. 7-9

The Mason Dixon Historical Society Inc. will host its 45th annual Steam and Gas Round-Up at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7, 8 and 9, 7 a.m. to dusk each day. The day starts with breakfast, 7-10 a.m., and a flag...
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Fun and games for a good cause: Youth Services Bureau
The second annual Day to Play on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Westminster promises a fun time for children and adults alike, but also has a serious mission in mind -- helping raise money for the Carroll County Youth Services Bureau.

The Day to Play fund-raiser calls on teams of participants to scour the ...
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Family treasures at HSCC

Education Notes

Education Notes

By Heidi Schroeder

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Mad about Monarchs at Bear Branch

Carroll County Outdoor School and Bear Branch Nature Center will sponsor "Monarch Madness" on Sunday, Sept. 23, noon to 4 p.m. at Bear Branch Nature Center.

Participants will celebrate the arrival of autumn by learning about the annual migration of Monarch butterflies to and from Mexico. They will also have the chance to meet a life-sized Monarch butterfly and caterpillar while enjoying butterfly and native plant walks, a monarch life cycle exhibit, monarch migration tag and release, native plants and butterfly items for sale. Discussions during the day will include monarch "stations," native gardening and Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly restoration.

There will also be crafts, games, face painting and butterfly storytelling. Food, beverages and souvenirs will be for sale.

Call 410-848-2517 or e-mail for more information. Bear Branch Nature Center is located at 300 John Owings Road in Westminster.

> The Carroll County Board of Education will meet on Monday, Sept. 10, 5 p.m., in room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster. The public is invited to attend. The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting will be available for review on BoardDocs at the CCPS Web site at

> The Westminster Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization will meet at the school on Monday, Sept. 17, 3:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail

> Westminster High School's Instrumental Music Boosters will hold an indoor-outdoor Craft Fair, Flea Market and Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road in Westminster. There will be food and door prizes, as well as a children's corner with baby sitting.

For more information, call Annette at 410-857-9673. Proceeds benefit Westminster High Instrumental Music.

> A public hearing on the boundary line changes for Ebb Valley Elementary School and the new northeast high school will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at North Carroll High School, 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead.

I want to hear about upcoming events and achievements at your school. Share items with me by phone at 410-386-0334 or by e-mail at hschroeder AT

Sports Notes

'Beastlax' seeking players for grades 10-12

The Beastlax 7-on-7 Fall Lacrosse League is looking for high school age players in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

All games will be held in Westminster on Saturday afternoons, Sept. 15-Oct. 20. E-mail or call for information, at [Read full story]

Reporter's Notebook

* BIG SHOES TO FILL ... Graduation took many top players from 2006. Just two of the county's top five rushers and two of the top 10 receivers return, so this could be a rebuilding year for several teams. Also, only two regular quarterbacks are back for 2007: Liberty's Colton Weaver and North Carroll...
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Key Games to Watch
From cross-county road trips to cross-town rivalries, the 2007 Carroll County high school football schedule has several critical matches at key times. For some, these contests could set the tone of the 2007 campaign early on; for others, a late-season road game or poor weather could make the differe...
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More Headlines GAME FACES

Coffee, doughnuts and ice cream in Boston by Kevin Dayhoff
My wife and I recently spent our annual "history week trek" in Boston, Mass.

We had already completed our obligatory family vacation at the beach. For the additional annual week away, often in the past we have headed south to the "grits belt" for a "history-and-working" vacation. Williamsburg, Va....
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