25 years ago (week of April 25-May 1, 1971):County...


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

25 years ago (week of April 25-May 1, 1971):

County Executive Omar J. Jones presented his proposed operating budget for the coming fiscal year. The budget, a record $24,114,422, included a recommendation to reduce the property tax rate from $2.85 to $2.75 per $100 of assessed value.

School board President Fred K. Schoenbrodt criticized the county executive's $900,000 reduction of the proposed education budget for 1971-72. The cuts would come from funds set aside for instructional materials, including library books for new schools, as well as from teacher salaries.

50 years ago (week of April 21-27, 1946):

The Board of Liquor License Commissioners refused an application for a license for a tavern at One Spot, on Washington Boulevard. It was the third time that a liquor license had been refused for that location.

Dr. Bruce Brumbaugh of Elkridge was one of eight men honored at a ceremony lauding uncompensated members of the Howard County Draft Board. The event was held at the 5th Regiment Armory in Baltimore.

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