Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:35
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 9, 1972):
    Local student Debra Jo Seipp was named Miss Patapsco High School during the ninth annual Miss PHS contest on Nov. 4.
    Two armed robbers got away, but not without a fight, after allegedly holding up the High’s Dairy Store on Sparrows Point Road on Nov. 5. Two men with guns entered the store and ordered store owner Clyde Akers to lie down; he refused and was hit on the head. After choking Akers’ wife, the men fled. They remained at large as of press time.
    Dundalk residents Don Warner Jr. and his fianceé Valerie Kramer won a St. Bernard puppy in a contest sponsored by Eastpoint Docktor Pet Center in North Point Plaza.
    The third annual Halloween Parade was held at Berkshire School on Oct. 31. Students dressed in costumes and paraded through the school and around the neighborhood surrounding the school.

•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 4, 1982):
    Democrats won most of the local and statewide offices in the election held on Nov. 2. Local Democratic incumbents emerging victorious on election night included delegates Robert Staab, John Arnick and Louis DePazzo, County Councilman John O’Rourke and state Sen. Norman Stone.
    Two employees of the Stansbury Road-based Industrial Fabricators, Inc. were rushed to Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns  Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) after falling from an industrial oven being lifted by cranes. One employee, David B. Lee Sr., died of his injuries at the hospital while another, Frederick L. White, sustained two broken legs.
    The Dundalk Lions Club hosted a children’s Halloween costume contest on Oct. 30. Winners included Barbara Cook, Jessica Earhart and Mark Madigan.
    Kimbel Publication, Inc., publisher of The Dundalk Eagle, prepared to move into the Reier House at 4 North Center Place (the current location of The Eagle office) after purchasing the property from Baltimore County at auction earlier in the year. The house was built in 1927 for $13,000 and housed two physicians’ offices, Dundalk Community College, Dundalk District Court and Baltimore County government satellite offices over the years before being purchased by Kimbel Publication.

•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 5, 1992):
    The Democratic Party nominee for president, Bill Clinton, won 50 percent of the vote in Dundalk during the Nov. 3 presidential election, taking both Dundalk and the White House from incumbent George H.W. Bush. Other winners, both in Dundalk and across the state, included Sen. Barbara Mikulski and U.S. Rep. Helen Delich Bentley.
    Seven Dundalk High School students were named commended students by the National Merit Scholarship program after scoring in the top five percent on the Scholastic Apptitude Test (SAT). The students received certificates of achievement for their efforts.
    Susan Fenton, director of the fitness lab at Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk) was appointed to a four-year term on the Maryland Commission on Physical Fitness by Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
    Ofc. John D. Potteiger Jr. was named North Point Police Precinct 12 Officer of the Year for 1992. Potteiger was awarded a plaque by precinct commander Capt. James L. Scannell.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Nov. 7, 2002):
    Republican U.S. Rep.Bob Ehrlich beat Democratic opponent Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to win the governorship during elections on Nov. 5. Other winners included Democratic candidate C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who beat Republican candidate Helen Bentley for the 2nd District House of Representatives seat Bentley had vacated eight years earlier.
    Students at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts held their own mock election at the school on Oct. 31. The results of the election mirrored the actual election results, with Patapsco students voting to send Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich to the Maryland governor’s mansion and Democratic House of Representatives candidate C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger to D.C.
    Members of the CCBC Dundalk  men’s soccer team and their parents protested after CCBC officials declared a forfeit in the semifinal game of the NJCAA Region XX tournament due to poor sportsmanship. According to coaches, the decision came after players failed to respond to a sportsmanship lecture following the ejection of two Dundalk players from the previous game due to fighting.
    The Dundalk Soccer Club Express won the Central Maryland Soccer Association under-10 championship. The team finished the season with an 11-4 record.