25 Years Ago (Week of Dec. 29, 1968-Jan. 4, 1969):* James...


January 09, 1994|By Diane Mullaly

25 Years Ago (Week of Dec. 29, 1968-Jan. 4, 1969):

* James L. Holway, Republican candidate for the County Council, proposed to start a 21st Century Planning Committee if elected to office. The purpose of the committee would be to preserve the "identity" of the county and to facilitate a "desirable pattern of life."

* The Frederick-based Maryland School for the Deaf announced that the second branch of the facility would be located in Howard County. The school would be built on a 50-acre parcel that had formerly been part of the University of Maryland's animal experiment station at Otten Farm.

50 Years Ago (Week of Jan. 2-8, 1944):

* William H. Hoffman of Elkridge was feted at a surprise luncheon celebrating his retirement after 43 years of service with the B&O Railroad.

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

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