Complied by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 09:35
By Nicole Rodman
• 40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 24, 1975):

Liberty Parkway residents made their voices heard, complaining about the effect of bus traffic on homes along the street. Residents claimed that busses zooming along the cracked and broken roadway caused vibrations that would rattle homes on the street.

Angelo D’Anna, president of Mars Supermarkets, presented the contents of a trust fund to Robert M. Sudbrink Jr. The trust fund was started by D’Anna and others after Sudbrink’s father died while trying to save two girls trapped on thin ice in Bear Creek in 1958.

The Maryland State Lottery held its two weekly drawings at the Danville Square Shopping Center on Merritt Boulevard on April 16 and 17.

• 30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 18, 1985):

The Dundalk Goodwill Store at 60 N. Dundalk Ave. was set to reopen on May 2 after a fire gutted the store the previous November. Store staff planned to celebrate the grand re-opening with a ribbon-cutting and special sales.

Mike Bielecki, major league pitcher and Dundalk High School graduate, won his first game in the major league as he helped pitch the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. Bielecki, a 1977 graduate, joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 and played in the minor league until being called up to the parent club in September 1984. (Bielecki pitched for five major league teams before retiring from professional baseball in 1997.)

Cindy Demastus was honored as Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the West Inverness Recreation Council. Demastus received the award during a ceremony on April 14.

• 20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 20, 1995):

A feasibility study commissioned by the county school board called for Edgemere Elementary School to be torn down and replaced with a new building. The new construction was projected to cost $7.66 million. (Torn down in 1996, the new Edgemere Elementary opened in 1998.)

The Baltimore County Police Department issued trading cards bearing the names and images of thirty county police officers. The aim of the cards was to reach out to the youth of the community.

Shanna Pusinsky of Edgemere Elementary School was a winner in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s Heart Health Program’s poster contest.

• 10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 21, 2005):

The Dundalk Chamber of Commerce honored Susan Clarke of Charlesmont Elementary School, Amy Ryan of Sparrows Point Middle School and Paul Foster of Sollers Point Technical High School as Outstanding Teachers of the Year. The three were set to receive their awards at a banquet on April 27. (This year’s winners — Deborah Carter of Charlesmont Elementary, Teresa Driscoll of Sparrows Point Middle, James Beam of Sollers Point Tech and Cheryl McNamara of CCBC Dundalk — will be honored at the Sparrows Point Country Club on Thursday, April 30.)

Officials continued to investigate the cause of an April 13 blaze that caused $100,000 worth of damage to the first block of the Dundalk Village Shopping Center. Two firefighters from Eastview Station 15 suffered minor injuries while battling the blaze.

Sparrows Point High School students met with Governor Robert L. Ehrlich during a field trip to Annapolis. In addition to touring the State House, the students visited local art galleries and St. John’s College.