50 Years Ago (week of Aug. 17-23, 1941):
* A recent benefit performance at the Hilltop Theatre for the Howard County Garden Club netted $200. The Garden Club then presented the sum to Daniel M. Murray Jr., treasurer of the Howard County Red Cross, to help with expenses incurred by the Red Cross sewing group's war relief efforts.
* An 18-year-old Baltimore man was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a car in front of Buell's Drive Inn at Roger's Avenue and the new Edmondson Avenue extension (also referred to as the Route 40 bypass).
25 Years Ago (week of Aug. 14-20, 1966):
* Columbia's first Post Office, in a former carriage house on Oakland Road west of U.S. 29, the area where Wilde Lake will be constructed, opened this week. Among those attending the opening-day ceremony were Sen. James Clark Jr.; Willard G. Rouse, executive vice president of theRouse Co.; Charles E. Miller, chairman of the Howard County Board ofCounty Commissioners; John Shallcross, Columbia's director of land management; and John E. Slayton, manager of the Columbia Association and Columbia's first postmaster.