25 years ago (week of Nov. 15-21, 1970)
Howard County's paid firefighters received their union charter this week, forming the Howard County Professional Firefighters Local 2000. There are 26 paid firefighters at four county stations: Ellicott City, Elkridge, Clarksville and Savage.
50 years ago (week of Nov. 18-24, 1945)
In an effort to discourage county merchants from overcharging for their goods, an essay contest, "Price Control for Prosperity," was announced for all high school seniors. County Commissioners planned to send printed copies of the winning essay to every merchant in the county. It is hoped that keeping a lid on prices will prevent inflation.