Scrapbook
Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:34
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Feb. 27, 1975):
    A group of Dundalk women led by Muriel Price of Yorkway spearheaded an effort to discourage county officials from moving the Dundalk Police Station from the Dundalk Village Shopping Center to North Point Boulevard. A petition against the move had 2,149 signatures as of press time. (The Dundalk Police Station, combined with the Edgemere precinct, relocated to a renovated North Point Junior High School — now known as the North Point Government Center — in 1984. The county is currently renovating the former Eastwood Elementary Magnet School with the intention of moving the police station to that location.)
    Foster Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Pet Shop in the Dundalk Village Shopping Center, was attacked by two teenaged boys in his store on Feb. 20. The boys struck Wilson on the head and then fled. They were eventually captured by a passersby who witnessed the incident. Wilson was taken to the hospital, where he was given stitches and released.
    The American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corp., located off the 5000 block of Holabird Avenue, was demolished to make way for an expansion of the nearby General Motors assembly plant. The American-Standard plant manufactured tubs, sinks and lavatories at the Holabird Avenue location from 1924 to 1974. (General Motors closed its doors in 2005. The site is now home to the new Amazon Distribution Center set to open this spring.)

•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Feb. 21, 1985):
    Kenny Adkins and Christy Manson were named king and queen of the West Inverness Fun Center during a Valentine’s party on Feb. 8. Elsewhere, young Bruce Bradburen and Melanie Shiflett were crowned king and queen during a party hosted by the St. Helena Community Association on Feb. 14.
    Community residents discussed ways to improve dangerous traffic conditions along Old North Point Road between German Hill and Trappe roads during a meeting of the Greater Dundalk Community Council on Feb. 14. Suggestions included improved lighting and construction of a sidewalk along Old North Point Road.
    A reopening ceremony was held at the McDonald’s restaurant on North Point Road. The ceremony marked the opening of the restaurant’s new dining area and drive-thru window.
    
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Feb. 23, 1995):

    Local lawmakers were divided after a bill seeking to eliminate the state’s system of legislative scholarships was introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates. The proposed bill would have turned the scholarship money distributed by state legislators over to the State Scholarship Association. Dels. Jake Mohorovic and Joseph “Sonny” Minnick voiced support for the bill while Del. John Arnick and state Sen. Norman Stone expressed reservations.
    Twenty-one people were arrested during a drug raid in O’Donnell Heights on Feb. 17. During the raid, 180 police officers flooded a four-square-block area, serving 21 search warrants. Police seized cash, guns and a large amount of suspected crack cocaine during the raid.
    World Boxing Federation Junior Middleweight Champion Vince Pettway visited the Fort Howard VA Medical Center on Feb. 14. Pettway made bedside visits to patients, showing them his championship belt.
    
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Feb. 24, 2005):

    Old Dundalk residents Lorrie Serio and Eric Seiersen won a $32,000 wedding reception in a contest sponsored by Fox 45-TV. The couple won the contest after submitting their photo and engagement story on the station’s website.
    Sparrows Point High School wrestlers Alex Weber and Evan Pritchett earned second-place finishes at the Baltimore County wrestling championship at Parkville High School.
    A clerk was shot during a robbery at the In & Out convenience store on German Hill Road on Feb. 20. The clerk was transported to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment. Police had no suspects as of press time.