Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 12:19
• 40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 12, 1972):
    Hundreds of potential voters lined up outside of the Baltimore County government’s Dundalk office at 4 N. Center Place (now the home of The Dundalk Eagle) to register to vote in the upcoming 1972 elections. On hand at the Oct. 7 event was 2nd District Congressman Clarence Long.
    A five-year-old Lodge Forest Drive resident was mauled by her neighbor’s German Shepherd dog after the animal hopped over the fence between the two yards. The girl was treated at Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) for face and scalp injuries.
    Leslie Road resident Pearl Godwin won $2,780 as an at-home contestant of WBAL-TV’s “Duckpins and Dollars” game show. Godwin shared the prize with an in-studio contestant.
    Area resident Danny Waszelweski was honored as outstanding volunteer of the year by the Fort Howard Recreation and Parks Council. The award was given during a ceremony on Sept. 28.

• 30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 7, 1982):
    A man shot and killed his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself at Filleti’s Carry-Out on Merritt Boulevard on Oct. 1. Though witnesses had heard  the couple arguing quietly prior to the shooting, police were unable to determine what they had been talking about.
    The Democratic Party headquarters for the Dundalk area was opened in the Danville Shopping Center on Merritt Boulevard on Sept. 30. Sharing the headquarters were Democratic candidates for the 1982 elections, including former U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes and State Sen. Norman R. Stone.
    Seeking a way to aid those affected by economic recession, St. Rita Roman Catholic Church opened a non-profit food cooperative, offering name-brand products at lower prices than in stores. The venture was funded through donations and staffed by volunteers.
    A community Octoberfest celebration was held in Dundalk Park (now Heritage Park) on Oct. 3. Festivities included food vendors and music.

• 20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 8, 1992):
    German television network ARD filmed scenes in and around Dundalk for a documentary on the upcoming 1992 presidential election. According to the documentary’s producers, they were especially interested in talking to “Reagan Democrats” who, though members of the Democratic party, voted Republican in the last three elections.  The program was broadcast nationally in Germany.
    Dundalk VFW Post 6694 honored young winners of its annual coloring contest, which ran from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1. Winners included Peter Rabbit Daycare students Sarah Abid, Joshua Brune and Danielle Fowler.
    On Oct. 6, Maryland State Police busted a cocaine ring responsible for bringing four pounds of the drug per week into the Dundalk area. The drugs were being sold at Liquor Stop and Anvil Auto, both on Holabird Avenue. During the bust, police seized large amounts of cocaine and cash, as well as cars believed to have been purchased with drug money.
    Local resident Shawn Sebo, a member of St. Rita Boy Scout Troop 438, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, receiving honors during a ceremony on Sept. 20.

• 10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Oct. 3, 2002):
    Seventeen-year-old Watersedge resident Ken Driscoll Jr., a longtime student of magic, was set to take his act to the next level as he prepared to begin a series of 52 shows in five weekends at Meriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. The performances were part of the venue’s Nightmare Woods Halloween celebration.
    Turner Station native Kevin Clash, better known as the puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s Elmo, was set to be honored at the inaugural Maryland Heritage Celebration awards dinner at Ravens Stadium (now M&T Bank Stadium) in Baltimore on Oct. 12. The event was organized by the Maryland Commission of African-American History and Culture.
    The first annual Millers Island Fall Fest was held on Sept. 28. The event, presented by the Millers Island Community Association, featured food, facepainting and scarecrow-making.
    Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School received a certificate of merit from Baltimore County for exemplifying the principles of the county’s Good Neighbor Week. Accepting the award were teacher Ginny Gue and her eighth-grade students.