Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:32
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 19, 1974):
    Rick Johnson, a member of the Perry Hall Optimist Club, presented an award to William E. Hartlove Jr., a member of the Optimist Club of Dundalk, after Hartlove saved Johnson’s life after Johnson suffered a motorcycle accident. Hartlove stopped his car and directed traffic around Johnson’s unconscious body until help arrived.
    The Car Center Softball Club finished 7th in the USSSA World Slow Pitch Softball Tournament, held in Kenston, N.C., over Labor Day weekend. The team finished higher than any other Maryland team in the tournament.
    The Berkshire Ladies Team beat the Turner Station Untouchables to win the Southeastern Area Slow Pitch Softball Championship.
    Members of the community were invited to attend a meeting to discuss the development of the new St. Helena Park.    County officials were set to provide an update on the park’s progress to attendees.

•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 13, 1984):

    Intruders broke into the Dundalk Community College library and walked away with more than $2,000 worth of photography equipment. There were no suspects in custody as of press time.
    Members of the Battle Grove Elementary School community made plans for the school’s upcoming 25th anniversary. The celebration was set to include an open house and a display featuring photographs from throughout the school’s history.
    Sparrows Point High School science teacher Glenn M. Swiston was one of just 13 Maryland teachers nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
    The chairman of Bethlehem Steel Corporation called recently-released steel import figures “shocking and incredible,” noting that imports made up one-third of the American market. The general manager of the Sparrows Point mill claimed that the rising steel imports had led to a decline in earnings and layoffs of some mill employees.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 15, 1994):
    John Arnick, Joseph "Sonny” Minnick and Jake Mohorovic beat out nine other candidates to win the Democratic primary election for three Maryland House of Delegates seats from the 7th legislative district. As expected, incumbent Norman Stone won the Democratic contest for state Senate and Lou DePazzo won the Democratic County Council race, both in landslides.
    Delbert Avenue resident Erin Betlejewski, 16, won first prize in an art contest held by the Mount Claire Museum House in Baltimore.
    The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association piloted a new format that would open up playoff participation to all public high school teams that wished to enter. The planned change raised controversy, with supporters claiming that it would create more opportunities for players and critics claiming it could cause the best teams to meet in the first round of playoff play.     
    Katherine Steck, a member of the Woman’s Club of Dundalk, was presented with a Maryland House of Delegates resolution in honor of her 102nd birthday.
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Sept. 16, 2004):

    One year after Tropical Storm Isabel tore through the area, victims of the storm’s wrath continued to face challenges. Many affected residents continued to battle insurance companies over compensation while facing extensive repairs to storm-damaged homes.
    A portion of North Point Boulevard was dedicated as the 175th Infantry Regiment Memorial Highway during a ceremony at the Grollman Armory. The 175th’s lineage traced back to the 5th Regiment, which fought the British during the War of 1812’s Battle of North Point.
    The Dundalk Soccer Club Blaze took first place in the under-16 division of the Southeast Area Spring Indoor Soccer League.
    The Dundalk Concert Association was set to begin its 50th anniversary season on Sept. 23 with a performance by the New Xavier Cugat Orchestra. (The Dundalk Concert Association folded at the conclusion of the 2006-2007 season.)