Compiled by Nicole Rodman
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:39
•   40 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 18, 1974):
    Winners of the Fourth of July Poster Contest included Michael Kutrick, a sixth-grader at Grange Elementary School; Florence Busch, a sixth-grader at Our Lady of Hope School and Timmy Schoeberlein, a third-grader at Grange Elementary.
    A Northship Road resident reported that a six-foot long church pew, originally from St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Sparrows Point, was stolen from its spot on her front porch. The pew had been a part of the church’s original furnishings, dating to 1894.
    The Del Capri beauty salon and boutique opened for business on German Hill Road. (Today, the Del Capri houses a catering business and a large banquet hall for events).
    The Patapsco Neck-Norwood Rec Council 9-10 baseball team beat Gray Manor 6-2 to win the Patapsco Norwood 1974 9-10 Baseball Invitational Tournament.
•   30 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 12, 1984):
    Thieves walked away with more than $19,000 worth of jewelry from the Hochschild-Kohn department store at Eastpoint Mall on July 5. Police were investigating to determine if similar crimes committed at Golden Ring and White Marsh malls on the same day were related.
    Six people were arrested for assault and battery in and around the fairgrounds on the last day of the Dundalk Heritage Fair. Later that evening, a couple was arrested during a domestic disturbance near the park and two were arrested for drug-related offenses.
    A tractor-trailer carrying a load of watermelons hit a bump on I-695 East near the Route 702 exit, causing the trailer to split in half. Traffic was slowed for several hours during clean-up.
    BGE announced that the red and white checkerboard-patterned tower at Eastpoint, once used to house natural gas, would be torn down. The process was set to begin in August.
•   20 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 14, 1994):
    “I’ll Always Live in Dundalk,” a song created by Dundalk Community College (now CCBC Dundalk) music instructor Julius Fischer Jr. and his aunt Dorothy Acosta, became an instant hit, selling out of the initial 125 cassettes produced. The duo wrote the song in celebration of Dundalk’s centennial.
    Chester Street resident Anthony Zakroski was set to compete in the Aladdin’s Castle Bubble Blowing Contest in Chicago. Zakroski won local, district and regional bubblegum-blowing contests to qualify for the national competition.
    The Dundalk 7-Eleven Flames posted a 15-1 record to win the Dundalk Girls Softball League’s 13-18 championship.
    Three local athletes brought home medals from the Maryland Special Olympics held in June at Towson State University. The winning athletes were Cathy Kresment, Steve Carder and Warren Gassaway.
•   10 years ago (from The Dundalk Eagle of July 15, 2004):
    Turner Station native Mitchell Ferguson prepared to perform an original play during the annual Artscape arts festival in Baltimore later in the month.
    The JC Penney store at Eastpoint Mall closed and customers and employees were evacuated after an employee of the store found a bomb threat left in an elevator on July 5. Police responded; no bomb was found.
    The Dundalk Soccer Club Rader’s All-Stars went unbeaten during regular and postseason play to win the under-12 championship at the Southeast Regional Recreation Center.
    Members of the Independent Youth Travel duckpin bowling league, which bowled at Dundalk’s Pinland and the (now-closed) Edgemere Bowl, won the majors title (ages 16 to 21) at the National Duckpin Youth Association national championship in Rhode Island.