25 Years Ago (Week of July 14-20, 1968):* A man freed from...


July 25, 1993

25 Years Ago (Week of July 14-20, 1968):

* A man freed from the Howard County Jail returned there the following day as the jail's cook. The County Commissioners agreed to hire him at $10 per day for weekdays and $12 per day for weekends. Until then, inmates cooking for fellow prisoners had been the common practice, though state and county officials had been urging that the practice be curtailed.

* An Elkridge man reported that his house had been struck by lightning for the fourth time in three years. His house was the last one on the road, and the power lines seemed to channel the lightning down the road to his house.

50 Years Ago (Week of July 18-24, 1943):

* A committee met this week to discuss plans for the acquisition of a subscription service freezer locker for Ellicott City.

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

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