50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 16-22, 1941):
* The distribution of Christmas Club checks was announced this week by Howard County's three banks: Commercial and Farmers, the Patapsco National Bank and the Central Bank. The total value of Christmas clubs at all three banks was approximately $37,000.
* A 39-year-old Elkridge man was killed this week when he was struck by two southbound trains while crossing the railroad tracks near St. Denis. The man was hit first by a freight train, then by a passenger train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
25 Years Ago (weekof Nov. 13-19, 1966):
* A series of break-ins in county schools was reported this week. Guilford and Waterloo Elementary Schools and Clarksville Middle School all reported that their buildings had been entered, and
vending machines broken into. Audiovisual equipment and other common targets for thieves had been left untouched.
* A suspicious mobile home fire was under investigation this week. The fireoccurred at the Midway Trailer Park on U.S. 1 in Laurel and apparently started in a mattress inside a mobile home. The trailer appeared to have been forcibly entered. About $500 worth of damage was reported.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.