Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:54
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of Aug. 2, 1973):
    A carnival held in the 8000 block of Shore Road raised $60 to aid in the fight against muscular dystrophy. Twelve-year-old Eddie Thompson served as ringmaster of the event while local businesses, including Thompson Lincoln-Mercury and Fedder’s Pharmacy, provided donations.
    The North Point Village Girls 11-12 softball team celebrated after becoming Southeast Area Champions. The team had a 6-1 record during the season.
    Dundalk Shopping Center’s annual sidewalk sale drew crowds as local stores offered big savings. Participating retailers included Kresge’s, Young World and Figura Fashions.
    Baltimore County continued negotiations to acquire Emala Lake. The county planned to turn the property into a park. (Emala Lake was created when sand was excavated from the former Emala Farm in Stansbury to build Peninsula Expressway in 1960. Today it is known as Stansbury Pond or Stansbury Quarry.)
    
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 28, 1983):
    The Baltimore County Board of Education’s transportation department faced ire from concerned parents after the department corrected errors found in the maps used to allocate bus service for students attending Patapsco High School. As per the State Board of Education requirements, school buses were limited to picking up students living farther than 1-1/2 miles from their high school. With the corrections made to the Patapsco’s busing map, a number of students who had taken the bus found themselves suddenly without bus service.
    Eight tenants were displaced after a two-alarm blaze broke out at the Town & Country Apartments in Charlesmont on July 22. While most tenants evacuated quickly as the fire spread, one resident, Jerome P. Ignatowski, allegedly fought police and refused to leave his apartment as requested. Ignatowski was arrested and charged with assault, destruction of property and resisting arrest.
    The St. Helena Saints 10-12 boys baseball team defeated teams from both the Eastern and Western divisions to win the Baltimore City Championship.
    Graduates of Sparrows Point High School finally had an organization to call their own as the new Sparrows Point Alumni Association met on July 18. During the meeting, the group elected officers and formed committees.
    
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 29, 1993):
    Striking Sparrows Point Shipyard workers reached a tentative agreement with Bethlehem Steel two weeks after workers rejected a contract offer that included no pay raises. A July 30 vote was set.
    Eastwood residents held a meeting on July 27 to air grievances against local police officers. Residents accused officers of ignoring and mishandling calls from the neighborhood.
    Local students working with the Baltimore County Summer Youth Employment Program spent their days working on improvement projects across the Dundalk area. As part of the program, student workers helped renovate the new Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society building on Center Place.
    The North Point Village 9-12 girls softball team took its second title in two years, winning the Eastern Area Championship. The team finished the season with a 13-2 record.

•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 31, 2003):
    The Baltimore County Fire Department used Fort Howard VA Medical Center for two-day training exercises, simulating a variety of dangerous scenarios for firefighters to contend with. The training was held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary Firehouse Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center from July 24 to 27.
    Parishioners prepared to say goodbye as Christ the King Roman Catholic Church was set to close at the end of August. The move came amid a decline in membership and the impending retirement of the church’s pastor, the Rev. Richard Wojciechowski.
    For the second year in a row, Brookview Resident Donna Hilse was named Outstanding Girl Scout Leader of the Year by the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Hilse led troops at Lodge Forest United Methodist Church, St. Rita Roman Catholic Church and Patapsco United Methodist Church.
    The 11-12 Colgate Pirates boys baseball team went unbeaten to win the Southeastern Region championship tournament in July. The team finished the season with a 7-1 record.