25 years ago (week of Feb. 20-26, 1972):Residents of the...


February 23, 1997|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of Feb. 20-26, 1972):

Residents of the western part of the county expressed concern that they were not being adequately protected by the county police force. Crimes such as burglary had increased noticeably in the past two years. The residents were asking for police protection at a ratio of one officer per 1,000 residents.

Plans were announced for a group home for youthful drug addicts to be opened somewhere in the county. The facility would provide shelter for up to 30 residents, who would be held to a program of abstinence from drugs while they received behavior modification therapy and vocational skills training.

50 years ago (week of Feb. 16-22, 1947):

Two days after a wind-whipped snowfall, only U.S. 1 and 40 were passable. Other roads were blocked by drifts ranging from two to 18 feet.

A new group was formed called the Boulevard Bus Riders Association. Its goal was to improve bus service in the Washington Boulevard area.

Pub Date: 2/23/97

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