Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

From the Rappahannock News of Jan. 6, 1993: County Administrator John McCarthy stands beside the garage the county wants to buy for a new magistrate’s office. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick.

50 years ago
January 26, 1961

The 1961 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Rappahannock County High School is Myrla Anne Updike. A senior at RCHS, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Updike of Washington.

Allen Johnson, New Market banker and businessman, is widely being supported for the “Outstanding Young Man of Virginia” award from the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Virginia. Mr. Johnson has compiled a notable record as cashier at Citizens National Bank and has participated in nearly every worthwhile business project in the area. Mr. Johnson is a former resident of Rappahannock County and was employed at Rappahannock National Bank.

Ralph H. Rowzie of Amissville, now associated with Tom Frost in Warrenton, has recently completed a course at Mercury School, held at the Marriott Motel in Arlington. Mr. Rowzie is a representative for Ford-Mercury and is now fully qualified to render assistance to people of this area.

25 years ago
January 2, 1986

Imagine a room filled with miniature objects, some of them moving, and all brightly colored and cheerful. “It is a different world there all by itself,” says Castleton’s Steve Nikolajevic, creator of this unusual fantasy. The model trains are just an excuse for a Wild West fantasy that Steve is still creating.

Doris B. Donald is a Rappahannock recipe winner for her famous Waikiki meatballs. Donald received a check from the Rappahannock News in the amount of $5. “This recipe makes an attractive dish and is easy and inexpensive. It may be served as an hors d’oeuvre or as a main dish for a heartier meal.”

There was considerable discussion by the Rappahannock Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and affected neighbors about William Remington’s request for a special use permit to build a single family dwelling on 56.83 acres that already has a tenant house occupied by a caretaker. The property is located at the intersection of routes 628 and 663 in Flint Hill.

10 years ago
January 10, 2001

On Halloween night Lisa Dodson, dispatcher at the Rappahannock Sheriff’s Office, headed down Pearl Lane and onto US 211 to go to work. Near the high school she heard a thump under her car and immediately stopped to investigate . Moses, a kitten raised and loved by her daughter, Amber Dodson, was seen running off into the dark. As is so often the story in Rappahannock County, caring people reunited Amber and Moses just before Christmas.

On Saturday, Elizabeth Welch celebrated her 10th birthday at Mac’s Roller Rink with 17 in attendance. Her parents, Bill and Joanne Welch, gave her a pizza and skating party and fun was had by all. Brother Billy Welch and friend Rheanna were also in attendance.

The newest School Board member, John Wesley Mills of the Jackson District, was elected chairman of the Rappahannock County School Board by a vote of three to two. Mr. Mills had served as an appointed member of the board in the latter half of 2000, replacing Rebecca Cordani after her resignation last summer, and won a special election in November for a term starting in 2001.