February 4, 2013
Clara Mae Boender, a retired reading specialist and elementary school teacher who taught for 54 years, died of multisystem organ failure Jan. 12 at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 86. Born Clara Mae Crouch in Baltimore and raised in the Paradise section of Catonsville, she was the daughter of Harry Crouch, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad worker, and Ruth Crouch, who founded the Kinder Kraft Kindergarten, a school located in Catonsville and later Ten Hills.
February 1, 2013
An Relay resident attending Catonsville High School and a Catonsville resident attending the Carver Center for Arts and Technology area have been chosen as 2013 candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. Adam Antoszewski, a senior at Catonsville, and Sarah Miller, a senior at the county magnet high school in Towson, are among approximately 3,000 students from across the country recognized. They are the only students from Baltimore County public schools to be selected.
November 26, 2012
Wearing warm coats and gloves, fleece hats and reindeer antler headbands, the Neebe sisters of Catonsville came prepared for the cold Saturday during the 19th annual Catonsville Tree Lighting Ceremony. Lauren Neebe, 10, Kathryn Neebe, 6, and their parents, Deb and Mark, said they have never let a little cold weather stop them from attending the Nov. 24 event, which has become an annual family tradition since 1999. "It's just the town thing to do," Deb Neebe said, as she and her daughters patiently waited for the countdown to light the community's tree at the Catonsville Fire Department on Frederick Road.
November 19, 2012
An article in the Nov. 23, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a raid on a local drinking establishment. Samuel Bloom saloon on Frederick road at Paradise was raided Sunday night at 7 o'clock by Patrolmen Hutson and Phelps , of the Canton Police Station. The patrolmen, who were dressed in plain clothes, say they entered the saloon and ordered bottle beer which was served to them. They then arrested Samuel Bloom , John Hall , a helper, and two other men as witnesses.
November 14, 2012
Army Pvt. Adam Merrill completed basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He graduated from Catonsville High School in 2010 and is the son of Karen Merrill, who lives in Catonsville.
November 14, 2012
An article in the Nov. 16, 1912, edition of The Argus reported a Sunday showdown in the streets over love was shut down by police. Thistle, a milling village near Catonsville, had an exciting Sunday afternoon when Dorsey Harrison , 17 years old, and George Whalen , 18 years old, who hale from Ilchester, appeared on the roads flourishing pistols. The trouble, it is said, started over the attentions paid by each to a young woman of that village and the pistols were brought into play to emphasize the rival lovers' remarks.