50 years ago
January 19, 1961
On Friday, Jan. 13, the Republican dinner meeting at Cab Inn was well attended. After a delicious dinner was served by Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Thompsen, and the regular business was conducted, including the reading of a letter from Richard Nixon, a very informative speech was made by Mr. I. N. Dovel.
Jack W. Bruce, dog warden for Rappahannock County, reminds all dog owners that dog tags are due by Jan. 31 and asks that all owners who have not purchased license do so as soon as possible. Dogs tags are sold at the Treasurer’s Office in Washington.
The Rappahannock Lions Club held its regular meeting Jan. 11 at the Hampton Inn. The attendance was excellent. The fruitcake sales were discussed and it was found that there were still a few cakes available to the public from Jim Bill Coates. It doesn’t have to be Christmas to eat and enjoy this delicious cake.
25 years ago
December 26, 1985
The Rappahannock News, in continuing its tradition of honoring a person who serves the citizens of Rappahannock County beyond the call of duty, is extremely proud to name W.A. Buntin as our Citizen of the Year for 1985. Mr. Buntin served this county as its sheriff for two consecutive terms beginning in 1975. He won both elections in landslide victories. Before beginning his duties as sheriff, he was an officer of the Virginia State Police for 29 years; all of his years in that capacity were spent in service to this county.
The Rappahannock Planning Commission voted to recommend to the Rappahannock Board of Zoning Appeals that the application of Dwight Frye and Charles Frye for a special use permit for a small used car lot on Route 211 near the Hillsdale Grocery be denied.
Beverly Atkins has been appointed interim Commissioner of Revenue for Rappahannock County. She replaces Merle Scoggin and will serve in this position until November 1986 when a special election will be held.
10 years ago
January 3, 2001
Joseph A. Joback II has been accepted at Liberty University for the fall of 2001. He will graduate from Rappahannock County High School in June of 2001. He plans on studying Youth Ministries and music at Liberty. He is the son of Jimmy and Ellen Joback of Flint Hill.
Nathan Flinchum received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary on Saturday, Dec. 16. A wine and cheese reception and recognition ceremony was held in the University Center at William and Mary honoring December degree candidates. College President Timothy J. Sullivan individually recognized those students completing degrees.
Wakefield County Day School bids a reluctant but sincere fare-thee-well to longtime administrator Marion Robbins after more than seven years of faithful service to the school community. Mrs. Robbins came to WCDS as a substitute teacher in the fall of 1993 and later worked as accreditation director and in many other administrative capacities, most recently administrative assistant to the headmaster.