25 Years Ago (Week of July 5-11, 1970)
* Howard Community College received approval from the Maryland State Board of Community Colleges to offer associate degree programs. The two-year degrees would be offered in data processing, executive secretarial science, accounting, electronics technology, arts and sciences, general studies, business administration and teacher education.
* A midnight blaze started by a lightning strike destroyed the stables at Turf Valley Country Club. Firefighters responded from Ellicott City, West Friendship, Lisbon, Sykesville and Clarksville. All of the 17 Apaloosas boarded at the stables were led to safety by country club employees.
50 Years Ago (Week of July 8-14, 1945):
* The Patapsco Grange held its monthly meeting in the recreation room of the Howard County Freezer Locker. The evening's program included a talk on "Youth and Post-War Jobs."