RISING SUN — Master Sgt. Francis Durham, of Rising Sun, was a World War II veteran when, in August 1950, he re-enlisted in the army to fight for his country in Korea.

PORT DEPOSIT — He may have been born in Annapolis, but Charles Carroll knew a good thing when he saw it. That skill may have helped him become one of the wealthiest men of his day. Indeed, he was considered the richest man in America at the time of his death.

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We had several people write and call us about last week’s Recognize This. Everyone was correct!

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The Whig received one reply to last week’s photo.

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 176-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.

PERRYMAN — John Clark Monk was a sailor who loved the sea. Born in Siston, Gloucestershire, England on Feb. 25, 1760, he found his calling and his livelihood at sea. He was considered by many to be a bit eccentric during his own lifetime, but he’s remembered as eccentric by far more folks ne…

U.S. Air Force Airman Alysa M. Blasetti graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

In 1970 Mr. Ernest Howard endeavored to compile a history of the public schools of Cecil County from 1850-1958 when most small rural schools were closed. Accompanied by Mr. Morton Taylor, they toured the county looking for the locations of the old school houses. There was not a unified schoo…

CECIL COUNTY — During the Civil War, families across the country lost and mourned loved ones who were killed in battle. Cecil County was no different. Confederate and Union families alike experienced loss. Sarah Sophia Harvey Jeffries, of North East, experienced more than her share of tragedy.

NORTH EAST — Nicholas Voelcker, an immigrant from Bavaria, arrived in the United States sometime in the 1830s with his two brothers, Henry and Jacob. He worked hard to make his way in his new country, first in New York, then in Jersey City, Philadelphia, and finally on Elk Neck in Cecil Coun…

ELKTON — The Cecil College Art and Design Program will hold its biannual Throw-a-Thon on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the ceramics studio located on the first floor of Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Avenue in Elkton.

NORTH EAST — Maryland Law Enforcement Officers (MLEO) organization has been paying it forward to the next generation in the form of financial scholarships to community college students pursuing careers in criminal justice for more than two decades.

Lifetime members