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During this pandemic many couple’s wedding plans have been disrupted, changed drastically or put on hold. However, the wedding dress is still a key component of the ceremony and photographs of the couple’s special day are a must. Wearing white was not always a tradition, in fact, it seemed i…

ELKTON — Wrapped in a blanket and surrounded by staff in masks, Ellajean Perry watched as her own personal parade was put on to celebrate the tenacity of a woman over 100.

There have been Ragans in Cecil County since colonial times. Charles Ragan appears in a 1761 list of persons paid a bounty for squirrel scalps. Whether the family members covered in this article are descendants of his is yet to be determined, as far as we know, but it may be that some of you…

ELKTON — Each week, we take a look back in time to examine what was on the minds of Cecil County readers. Rotating through the Whig’s 178-year history, we hope to not only provide direct text from our archives, but also context as to why the issue was important at the time.

John James Audubon stated that “The Chesapeake Bay with its tributary streams, has from its discovery, been known as the greatest resort of waterfowl in the United States.”

Fair Hill — Spring has sprung!... well, the bunnies and foliage are springing, but we’re all certainly not. Since there are no sports on TV, and since Opening Day has been postponed, I thought it only fitting that I should write about baseball. After all, what’s more “spring” than baseball? …

King Lion Colleen Chamberlain of the Perryville Lions Club welcomed Ms. Chloe Ring, director of volunteer engagement for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Baltimore, to their March meeting.

While we are safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic and looking for ways to pass the time, take this opportunity to pull out that box of family photos that you’ve been meaning to identify. Family photos are priceless glimpses into our past, but there are only priceless if we know their name.

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