Down Memory Lane for Feb. 9

50 years ago
May 3, 1962

Graduation fever is mounting each day in the Senior Class at RCHS. Now that the class play which was presented Friday evening is over and was such a smash hit, they can relax and enjoy the other activities planned for them. The Senior girls, 18 strong, were accompanied by their class sponsor, Mrs. C.B. Palmer, to Front Royal Tuesday morning where they received a miniature Lane cedar chest from Mr. Rawlings at the Rawlings Furniture Company.

Mrs. Wallace Critzer. Mayor of the Town of Washington, will attend a luncheon Friday at the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester for visiting mayors and other guests. She will ride in the feature parade, after which she will join other dignitaries in viewing the remainder of the parade from the reserved section in the judges grandstand.

The Rappahannock Garden Club held its regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. C.E. Johnson, Jr., Sperryville, on Wednesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. Plans for the coming Flower Show were discussed. Mrs. Thomas Rees of Washington Va. gave a talk on the Culture of Roses.

25 years ago
Jan. 15, 1987

For the second time, Dave Davis of Washington has been named as the winner of Crowder Transfer and Storage Co.’s Driver of the Year award. Mr. Davis won the award last year, the first time it was presented. Mr. Davis was included on United Van Lines honor roll for eight months of last year. He was also recognized for outstanding achievement in cost controls in several categories. The Driver of the Year award is based on statistics and information reported by the company’s departments, including Dispatch, Safety, Equipment Maintenance, Claims, Customer Service, Accounting and Financial Management. Those reports are examined by a committee representing the different Crowder staff divisions. Mr. Davis was selected unanimously by that committee. He has been employed by Crowder for five years.

John McCarthy, the Board of Supervisors’ administrative assistant, told the supervisors at their January meeting that Route 211 is scheduled to be four-laned from Washington to Sperryville over the next six years at a cost of $13 million. Plans call for the first construction contracts to be let in July 1989, with the project’s completion date expected in June 1992.

Army ROTC Cadet Joseph F. Leary Jr. of Virginia Tech was presented the Recondo Badge at the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Academic and Military Awards Ceremony recently. To receive the Recondo Badge, each cadet must successfully complete a Recondo Course and attain superior scores in land navigation, marksmanship and physical fitness. The Recondo Course consists of training in rappelling, 40-foot rope-bridge construction and an obstacle course. The course was given at the ROTC Advanced Camp All-American at Fort Bragg, N.C.