25 Years Ago (week of April 5-11, 1970)
* The Howard County Council, sitting as the Board of License Commissioners, heard a petition for a Class A beer license for Joe Foder of Savage. It would be that town's first liquor license since the repeal of Prohibition.
* Controversy raged in Oakland Mills over the proximity of a new coffee house, "It's Open," in the Oakland Mills Teen Center. Residents complained that programs inappropriate for young teens were being presented at the coffee house.
50 Years Ago (Week of April 8-14, 1945):
* The workers at Ellicott City's Doughnut Corporation of America plant were awarded the War Food Administration Achievement "A" Award for their high level of production and cooperation in providing food supplies.