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  • 7 surprising facts about Howard County

    7 surprising facts about Howard County
    Did You Know? Howard County is known nationwide for its schools, parks, sports programs, libraries and affluence. But tucked away in faded, aging documents and longtime residents’ minds, there are plenty of little-known facts that might just...
  • Pages from the Past: Unknown disease killing canines in Catonsville in 1912

    An article in the Oct. 12, 1912, edition of The Argus reported on a deadly epidemic that seems to be striking local canines. There is a peculiar disease among dogs in Catonsville and a number of residents have reported the loss of valuable animals from...
  • Still in business: The 175+ year club

    Still in business: The 175+ year club
    When Augustus Schwatka launched his blacksmithing shop on West Saratoga Street in 1810, the War of 1812 was on the horizon, locomotives were not yet a transportation option and slavery was thriving. Two centuries have passed since then, but you can still...
  • Elger J. Huber Sr., stationary engineer

    Elger J. Huber Sr., stationary engineer
    Elger Joseph Huber Sr., a retired stationary engineer who helped produce the distinctive blue Noxzema and Bromo-Seltzer glass containers and was later a school bus driver, died of respiratory failure Monday at Howard County General Hospital. The North...
  • Editorial: Artworks at Maryland House should be put back in place when renovations are done

    Editorial: Artworks at Maryland House should be put back in place when renovations are done
    Art has an uneasy relationship with the world of commercial enterprise. Commercial artists aren't necessarily held in high regard as they're often charged with tasks like devising nondescript images to hang in the food consumption areas of fast food...
  • New biography of legendary railroader John Work Garrett

    The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
  • Richard L. Lelonek Sr., Belair-Edison activist

    Richard L. Lelonek Sr., Belair-Edison activist
    Richard Lelonek Sr., a retired railroad office worker and veteran Belair-Edison community activist, died July 21 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of internal injuries related to an auto accident. He was 86 and lived in Northeast Baltimore. Born in...
  • Howard County ladies were kept well abreast of the latest fashion trends in 1912

    100 Years Ago Gowns and frowns In the "In Vogue" column of the Times: "Skirts, especially on lingerie dresses are showing more fullness. Double veilings are being used to give lovely iridescent effects. Velour hats are proving strong favorites. The...
  • Dr. William Allan Dear Jr., head of nuclear medicine at Mercy

    Dr. William Allan Dear Jr., head of nuclear medicine at Mercy
    Dr. William Allan Dear Jr., an internist and former head of the division of nuclear medicine at Mercy Medical Center who also was a practicing magician, died July 20 of heart disease at Union Memorial Hospital. The longtime Guilford resident was 80. "He...
  • Herbert C. Forrester Jr., CSX official

    Herbert C. Forrester Jr., CSX official
    Herbert Christian Forrester Jr., a retired railroad vice president, died of coronary artery disease Thursday at Mays Chapel Ridge Assisted Living. The former Cockeysville resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in Windsor Hills, he was the son of...
  • Concord Point Lighthouse seeking volunteers for the season

    Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," late for a very important date. Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free,...
  • James G. Thompson, banker

    James G. Thompson, banker
    James Gabriel Thompson, a retired savings and loan association president, died of cerebral vascular disease Jan. 29 at Oak Crest Village. The former Guilford resident was 84. Born in Baltimore and raised in Gwynn Oak, he was the son of Stephen Thompson,...