25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 3-9, 1967):* Howard County was...


December 13, 1992

25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 3-9, 1967):

* Howard County was taken by surprise this week when a predicted 1-inch snowfall turned into eight inches of the white stuff. Since school had not been canceled, some students arrived at school as late as 11:30 a.m., only to be sent home when schools were closed at noon.

* Former teachers were invited to apply to fill some projected vacancies in Howard County public schools. The positions, which were expected to open up in January and February, were in kindergarten, first grade, sixth grade, speech therapy and special education.

50 Years Ago (week of Dec. 6-12, 1942):

* Twenty-three Howard County women became official Air Raid Wardens this week. The women had completed a course of instruction consisting of lectures on First Aid by William F. Kirkwood, and instructions on bombs and war gases by fire chief H. Shipley.

* Workers from the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey were camped in the Ellicott City area this week on a surveying $H expedition covering territory between Baltimore and Frederick. The surveying work was being done for the armed forces, which had commissioned surveys of strategic areas in the United States and other areas of the world.

Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

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