25 years ago (week of August 29-Sept....


25 years ago (week of August 29-Sept. 4, 1971):

A survey made by delegates Hugh Burgess and J. Hugh Nichols showed that a majority of registered voters in Howard County were in favor of: election of County Council members by district, rather than at large; an elected, rather than appointed, school board, and a constitutional amendment that would allow a state lottery. The survey respondents were opposed to: removal of the ceiling on the local piggyback tax and state takeover of elementary and secondary schools.

50 years ago (week of August 25-31, 1946):

The Howard County Fair Committee announced that the first Howard County Fair had netted a profit of approximately $2,000, which would be used for the next year's fair.

Pub Date: 9/01/96

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