Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:33

•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 24, 1974):
    The pastor and congregation of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church marked the church’s 60th anniversary with the showing of a film entitled “Memories of St. Luke’s.” During the celebration, a portrait of the present pastor, the Rev. Matthew L. Ernest, was unveiled.
    The impending 1974 election would mark the first time that County Council members were to be elected by their separate district constituents. Prior to the 1974 election, voters voted for a candidate for each Councilmanic seat, county-wide, regardless of District boundaries.
    The stores of Danville Square Shopping Center on Merritt Boulevard between Holabird Avenue and German Hill Road prepared to celebrate the center’s first anniversary with a week of special events and sales.

•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 18, 1984):
    Sacred Heart of Mary’s Under 10 “A” Team won the West Inverness Soccer Tournament.
    Alvin A. Leitzel was named VFW Police Officer of the Year and Charles C. Phillips was named VFW Firefighter of the Year during a ceremony held at the VFW Post 6694 post home on Oct. 13.
    McShaneway resident Mary Jane Rowen won a $300 shopping spree at Santoni’s Market on Center Place.

•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 20, 1994):
    Three pieces of artwork created by Turner Station resident A. Juanita Maldonado were set to be used on an upcoming episode of the NBC-TV series Homicide: Life on the Street.
    State school superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick visited Logan Elementary School to honor the school for its efforts to raise academic achievement and attendance.
    Nellie Wellig, 94, shared her experiences attending St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1914 during the church’s 80th anniversary celebration on Oct. 16.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 21, 2004):
    The former Harold’s Bar at Merritt Boulevard and Merritt Avenue was donated to the Salvation Army, which planned to use the building as a storage facility.
    Members of the Maryland 175th Infantry were on hand to help dedicate a new plaque at the Battle Acre site on Old North Point Road.
    Despite some community opposition, discussions continued regarding plans to open a drug rehabilitation center in the Holabird Business Park. Members of local community groups feared that the center would attract an undesirable element to the area.