Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:48
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of May 3, 1973):
    Then-Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson announced that county property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year would be 52 cents lower than the previous year’s rate. Under the new rate, county residents paid $3.33 per $100 of assessed valuation in property taxes.
    Ken Locke was chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the Gray Manor-Charlesmont Recreation Council.
    Dundalk resident Shirley Ruth David won the third largest cash bowling jackpot ever on WBAL-TV’s popular “Duckpins and Dollars” show on April 19. Playing at home, John Peyton, also of Dundalk, won a share of the $2,940 jackpot.
    Sacred Heart of Mary’s 12-14 boys soccer team won the Buck Davidson Cup in the Baltimore County Championship on April 21. The team beat  Bear Creek 2-1 to win the championship.
n 30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 28, 1983):
    Dundalk fared well in Baltimore County Executive Donald Hutchinson’s budget, submitted for the approval of the Baltimore County Council. In the budget, $215,000 was allotted to improvements in Heritage Park in fiscal year 1984 and $180,000 was allotted for improvements to Veterans Park in fiscal year 1985.
    The Edgemere Moose under-17 soccer team won both the Baltimore Beltway Under-17 Winter League and the Under-19 Baltimore City Indoor Soccer League Championships.
    The show went on at Sparrows Point High School after unidentified subjects stole microphones, strobe lights and a soundtrack recording shortly before students were set to perform “Backstage,” a musical revue. Despite the theft, students went on with the production using piano accompaniment and some salvaged recordings.
    Richard Newport was named Outstanding Volunteer by the Edgemere-Sparrows Point Recreation Council. He was honored for his service and dedication.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of April 29, 1993):
    The Dundalk Center was slated to close by July 1 in the wake of Baltimore County budget cuts. Baltimore County Executive Roger Hayden noted that the pool could remain open if the Dundalk-Eastfield Recreation Council took over expenses. (The Dundalk Center did remain open. It was eventually renovated, reopening in 2009.)
    Holabird’s Odyssey of the Mind team won the Maryland state championship on April 24. Odyssey of the Mind is a competition in which students are faced with a world problem and must create a presentation addressing the issue. Upon winning the state championship, the Holabird team headed to the OM World Championship, scheduled for June.
    Johns Hopkins Children’s Center honored Dundalk on April 26 in recognition of the community’s commitment to the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. Dundalk was recognized as the only community in the country that sponsored a corporate hour during the annual telethon.
    Logan Elementary School celebrated 25 years  during a celebration in the school gym on April 25. During the celebration, former and current students and staff made presentations and performed.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of May 1, 2003):
    Bethlehem Steel formally ceased operations as Cleveland-based International Steel Group (ISG) took over as new owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill on April 27. ISG purchased the mill after Bethlehem Steel filed for bankruptcy. (After changing hands several more times, the Sparrows Point steel mill closed for good in June 2012.)
    Eighty-five-year-old Bear Creek resident Raymond Foreman was found murdered in his home on Bayside Drive on  April 27. (Two days later, police arrested 49-year-old Mable Stine and charged her with first-degree murder. She was being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center as of press time.)
    An illegal massage parlor in Colgate was shut down after a worker offered sexual favors to a Baltimore County detective. After raiding the home in the 7800 block of Eastern Avenue, vice officers found $6,000 in cash as well as cell phones and passports.
    Dundalk skateboarders rejoiced as the skateboard facility at Stansbury Park prepared to open. The park featured ramps, rails and half- and quarter-pipes for skateboarders and inline skaters.