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Down Memory Lane for Oct. 20

About one hundred friends and relatives gathered last Friday evening for a surprise birthday/retirement party for Clarence Baldwin, owner of Baldwin’s Grocery and member of the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors from Hampton District.
Down Memory Lane for Oct. 6

Patricia Vest of Washington was sworn into her new office Sunday, Sept. 16 by Tommy Todd, the U. S. president of the Jaycees, who flew in from the Jaycees U. S. headquarters in Tulsa, Okla.
Down Memory Lane for Sept. 29

Hunt Harris, instructor for RRA-sponsored tennis clinics, talks with pride about his first student. Charlotte Turnmeyer of Flint Hill has been getting better at softball and Richie Burke is planning to give the old store a new lease on life.
Down Memory Lane for Sept. 15

Aug. 9, 1984: For about four months, Ronald Frazier of Amissville has spent every hour he can muster in the county clerk’s office poring over Rappahannock’s proposed zoning ordinance.
Down Memory Lane for Sept. 8

May 10, 1984 All of Amissville, most of Castleton and Viewtown and delegates from the rest of Rappahannock County came Saturday to wish Dorothy and Graham Hackley a happy 50th anniversary. Hundreds of bobbing red, yellow and blue balloons welcomed passersby…
Down Memory Lane for Aug. 18

March 8, 1984 Most subscribers to the Rappahannock News don’t get 17 copies each week, but most subscribers don’t use their papers in as many different ways as Bobbie Brochu does at the elementary school reading lab. The county weekly…
Down Memory Lane for July 28 

Settle’s Grocery and Garage in Flint Hil has grown over the years and Rose Hill, for more than a century a historic and gracious landmark in the county has been sold.
Down Memory Lane for July 21 

Old Mt. Salem, the Mother Church of all the Baptist Churches in Rappahannock, may soon become the county’s newest historical landmark and learn more about the Sperryville Corner store.
Down Memory Lane for July 14 

Haywood Johnson of Washington, D.C., comes from his home about every three weeks to get water from the mountain spring near Panorama to take home. He used to buy distilled water for 99 cents a gallon to avoid consuming the…
Down Memory Lane for July 7 

May 30, 1963 John Warner, principal of Washington Elementary School, has submitted his resignation to Rappahannock County School Board effective June 7. Mr. Warner has been principal here for the past two years. He will teach at the Patrick Henry Elementary…
Down Memory Lane for June 30

Feb. 7, 1963 After over 22 years service Guy Burke resigned Jan. 31, 1963 as custodian of Rappahannock County Jail. Mr. Burke became jailer May 1, 1940. For these many years he and Mrs. Burke have lived at the jail,…