25 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 25-31, 1968):
* Less than 48 hours after completion of the resurfacing of roads and sidewalks on Ellicott City's Main Street, the paving contractor was put back to work by the Metropolitan Commission to uncover the five water main valve covers that had been paved over.
* Figures released this week showed 13 new cases of tuberculosis in the county during 1967, which was a rate of 24.9 per 100,000 population.
50 Years Ago (Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 1943):
* The Allview Golf Course, on Columbia Pike near Ellicott City, was reopened this week. Formerly owned by Dorsey M. Williams, the facility has been sold and is under new management.
* An 8-year-old Elkridge girl was hospitalized for serious injuries sustained when she was hit by a train.
Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.