| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Sherlock Swann Gillet, a Baltimore County farmer and water utility owner, died Sept. 9. Family members said that he went out for his daily horseback ride in Glyndon and did not return. He was later found in a field. Family members said he fell from his...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Lorraine Augusta Willis, a retired National Security Agency employee, died of a brain hemorrhage June 30 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The former Annapolis and Arnold resident was 87.
Born Lorraine Augusta Bass in Baltimore, she was the daughter of...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
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,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:59 AM
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,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Clara Mae Boender, a retired reading specialist and elementary school teacher who taught for 54 years, died of multisystem organ failure Jan. 12 at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 86.
Born Clara Mae Crouch in Baltimore...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Joseph J. Snyder has more than a passing interest in railroading and especially the venerable Baltimore & Ohio, whose storied passenger service is the subject of his recently published book.
The B&O invented the passenger train. On Jan. 7, 1830, a...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Long before there was a Patuxent Greens Golf Course or Stewart Towers high rise building, a mammoth oval race track occupied that area of land off Route 197, near Route 198. Horse racing at Laurel Park racetrack had been ongoing since 1911, but in 1924 an...
| Oct 10, 2012
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...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:34 AM
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...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:59 AM
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...