50 Years Ago (week of March 23-March 29, 1941): Ellicott City policerounded up a dozen youths this week, ranging in age from 16 to 20, who were believed to have been responsible for a series of automobile accessory thefts that had been plaguing Howard County communities since the beginning of the year. More than 50 allegedly stolen articles were recovered, including five gasoline tank caps, seven radiator caps, three rearview mirrors, four fog lights and a car radio, among other items.
25 Years Ago (week of March 20-March 26, 1966): Telephone service in the Dorsey area was interrupted when a fire at a mobilehome sales lot on Washington Boulevard at Dorsey Road damaged overhead telephone cables. Almost immediately after the fire was extinguished, a new telephone pole was installed, and 100-foot lengths of replacement cable were delivered. To restore telephone service to the area, 1,476 pairs of wires from the existing lines had to be hand-splicedinto the new lengths of cable.