25 Years Ago (Week of June 14-20, 1970)
* After operating a citizens' surveillance group for just one week, residents of the Cove area in Columbia reported that there had been no incidents of vandalism or robbery. The patrol group had been formed following a rash of property crimes in the neighborhood.
* The Howard County Planning Board approved a request by Hearth House, Inc., to use the 400-acre River Hill Farm on Route 32 as a foster home for teen-age girls. The property had been used as a game preserve by Howard Research and Development.
50 Years Ago (Week of June 17-23, 1945):
* The Howard County Commissioners announced that the salary for Howard County's road superintendent would be $2,500 per year, as allowed by new legislation passed in Annapolis.
Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library.