Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:01
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 5, 1973):
    Patapsco United Methodist Church prepared to celebrate its 200th anniversary on Sunday, April 8, with church services officiated by Bishop James K. Matthews, Bishop of the Washington, D.C., area of the United Methodist Church. Established in 1773 as the Patapsco Neck Church, the church’s Lynch Road facility was built in 1887.
    Thieves broke into Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School, gaining entrance by breaking the glass out of doors. $782 worth of equipment was stolen, including movie projectors, recorders and slide projectors.
    13-year-old Conley Street resident Debbie Long was set to be featured on the WJZ-TV show “Showcase 13” on April 8. Long, along with five other local acts, presented ballet, tap and jazz dance routines on the show.
    A 16-year-old Eastpoint girl was kidnapped by two men, ages 22 to 23, at Eastern Avenue and North Point Boulevard on March 31. After they pulled the girl into their car, she put up a fight, scratching the men’s faces. Apparently unable to handle the fighting girl, the men pushed her out of the car and fled. There were no suspects as of press time.

•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of March 31, 1983):
    Police searched for a second suspect in a string of sexual assaults in the Dundalk area. Previously, police had arrested Dunmurray Road resident Richard Opeth and charged him with sexual assaults at the Sly Fox restaurant and on Willow   Spring Road. While Opeth was held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center, the second suspect remained at large.
    Berkshire Grocery on Lange Street was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money when an armed robber entered the store brandishing a long-barreled handgun on March 29. The suspect, a white male aged 25 to 35, remained at large as of press time.
    The Dundalk-Edgemere Police Community Relations Council named William “Jimmy” Gilleland as Officer of the Year during the group’s March 23 meeting at the County Police Academy at the former Gray Manor Elementary School.
    Winners of the St. Luke’s School science fair, held March 21 and 22, included Greg Walter, Cindy Moxey, Cheryl Lowry, Stephanie Flowers, Kyle Ramage, Charles Seman, David Budka and Arlene Gorkey.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 1, 1993):
    Eastwood Center principal LaVerne Lee announced to parents that the school would no longer  offer a vocational program for disabled children after the 1992-1993 school year. Disabled students attending Eastwood would, instead, transferred to Battle Monument School or mainstreamed into regular schools. (Though plans to turn Eastwood into an alternative school for troubled children were considered, the plan was eventually dropped. The school would later go on to become Eastwood Magnet Elementary School. Earlier this month, the Baltimore County School Board voted to close the school.)
    Nine members of Three Garden Village apartments  managment team were honored by the Baltimore County Fire Department for their help in evacuating residents from the complex the previous November. The mostly-elderly residents were evacuated due to a hazardous materials leak. The team was honored during a ceremony at the Mariott Hunt Valley Inn on March 23.
    The Under-18 Raiders won the Dundalk Rec Council Indoor Soccer Tournament held March 7 at Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk).
    Harry N. Corbin Jr. of Glen Burnie was arrested and charged with taking $17,000 from the manager of a North Point Road bar on January 29. Police alleged that Corbin, along with an accomplice, robbed the woman at gunpoint as she sat in her car outside of a North Point Village convenience store. Corbin was being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 3, 2003):
    Dundalk residents braved rain and cold to tie yellow ribbons around trees and lightposts in Heritage Park on March 30. Around 30 volunteers undertook the effort in order to honor soldiers serving in the then-recently announced Operation Iraqi Freedom.
    The Grange Elementary School Chess Club took second place in the second annual Baltimore County Chess Tournament, held March 22 at Towson High School.
    Bear Creek Elementary School students raised $5,549 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation during a charity bowling event at Eastpoint AMF Lanes on March 28.
    Highshire Court resident Steve Dishon was elected president of the East County Republican Club at the organization’s monthly meeting on March 13.