50 Years Ago (week of May 11-17, 1941):
* The Howard County Boardof Education presented the largest public school budget in county history to the Board of Commissioners this week. The budget totaled $263,470, $22,000 of which was designated for an addition to the West Friendship School. The total allotment for teachers' salaries for the 1941-1942 school year was $145,200. The budget also provided for an increase in the salary of the superintendent of schools, from $3,040 to$3,300.
25 Years Ago (week of May 8-14, 1966):
* Republican gubernatorial candidate Spiro T. Agnew was the principal guest speaker at a banquet and testimonial this week to honor the three Republican county commissioners, Charles E. Miller, Hubert Black and David Force.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County HistoricalSociety's library.