25 Years Ago (Week of Sept. 1-7, 1968):
* Howard Associates, a partnership of land developers, requested that the county re-zone two parcels of land on U.S. 40, east of Pine Orchard Lane, for commercial use. Attorneys representing two area residents who opposed the change stated that such rezoning would allow the construction of a "string of stores" to be built along U.S. 40.
50 Years Ago (Week of Sept. 5-11, 1943):
* Minute Men Company 778, the Colored Minute Men of Howard County, held a patriotic service at the Mt. Zion Church to honor the return of Charles "Buck" Grimes, the first Ellicott City resident to be released from active wartime duty.
* County residents were advised that 1943 dog taxes had to be paid before Jan. 1.
Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.