Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:24
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 3, 1974):
    Eleven boats were destroyed in a fire at Mars Marina off Dundalk Avenue on Sept. 25. The cost of the damage had not been fully estimated. The cause of the fire remained under investigation.
    Winners of the One Hole Golf Tournament, held during the Dundalk Rotary Club’s annual bull roast, were club president Dan Mulheran and fellowship committee chairman Bernie Kuhn. The event was held at the home of Dundalk Florist owner Augie Koch.
    Four shops in the Danville Square Shopping Center on Merritt Boulevard held a fall fashion show at the Dannemann Fabrics store on Sept. 28. Volunteers modeled clothing available from stores in the shopping center.
    Winners of the Dundalk Y Outdoor Championship Archery Shoot included Ralph Scherzo, Larry Campbell, James Martin and Bruce Harris.
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 27, 1984):

    A cross was burned in the backyard of a home on St. Augustine Lane on Sept. 22. Police suspected that the crime was the work of a group of rowdy teenagers who had been heard yelling on a ball field behind the home.
    The Dundalk Chamber of Commerce received a $1,000 grant from the Baltimore County Historical Trust. The Chamber planned to use the funds to produce a pamphlet highlighting Dundalk’s historical and architectural features.
    The Dundalk Eagle and Salisbury Avenue resident Gail Harvey were honored with awards during an American Cancer Society banquet on Sept. 21. The Eagle was honored as best Maryland newspaper for its coverage of the American Cancer Society, while Harvey was recognized as outstanding volunteer.
    Gray Charles Recreation Council’s under 12 boys soccer team won first place in the West Inverness Soccer Tournament.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 29, 1994):
    Construction began on a project to widen the Beltway betyween the Francis Scott Key Bridge and North Point Boulevard. That stretch of Beltway was the last two-lane portion of I-695. The $89.6 million project was set to be completed by 1998.
    Patapsco High School administrators pursued a plan to develop an arts magnet program for the high school. The plan enjoyed widespread community support, as well as support from school system officials. Principal Barbara Russell was expected to present the plan to the school board on Oct. 11. (Patapsco High School officially became an arts magnet beginning with the 1995-1996 school year).
    Lynn Hershner of German Hill Road won a Viewers Choice award at the Maryland State Fair for a small dollhouse she constructed with her mother, Louise Koch. The house was created from plastic canvas and yarn.
    Grange Elementary School received the Gold Certificate of Excellence in physical education from Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 30, 2004):
    Tenants of 40 shore homes on Bauer’s Farm prepared to say goodbye after the land was sold for development of waterfront homes and condominiums. The homes had been on the property for 70 years.
    An attempted robbery of the Bank of America on Merritt Boulevard was thwarted after a dye pack slipped into the bag of money by a teller exploded. Following the explosion, the suspect dropped the bag and escaped into a waiting getaway van.
    Marjorie Harding, a longtime Inverness resident, celebrated her 90th birthday on Aug. 23. She marked the occasion at a birthday party in her honor.
    Hundreds of residents of Sycamore Avenue came together during a block party in the neighborhood on Sept. 24. The event included food, games and face painting.