25 years ago (week of Jan. 24-30, 1971):The formation of...


January 28, 1996|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of Jan. 24-30, 1971):

The formation of the Columbia Bar Association was announced. Lawyers living or practicing in Columbia were invited to attend the group's organizational meeting.

Winds gusting at 45 to 60 mph tore through the county. Trees and power lines were knocked down, a man was blown off a ladder, one Montgomery Road resident returned home to find his back porch in the front yard and motorists were befuddled by traffic signals turned sideways by the wind.

50 years ago (week of Jan. 20-26, 1946):

A clogged sewer line overflowed in Ellicott City's Main Street for several days. County commissioners, after a lengthy discussion, voted to have the line opened because of the health hazard involved. Because the line was privately owned, its users would be billed for the repair.

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