Down Memory Lane

50 years ago
September 29, 1960

Cletus Printz and his son, William Printz, are developing an 11 1/2 acre subdivision known as Jackson Acres in Amissville, Va. The lots of approximately a half acre have been marked off and construction of the first building is under way. This house, Westwood, is a six-room dwelling with a three -quarter basement. After the completion of this house another will be started.

Lyle Updike, Rappahannock’s representative on Virginia’s 4-H Livestock Judging Team, made the third highest individual score at the recent Atlantic Rural Exposition. Lyle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Updike of Washington.

Miss Nay Lawson of Rappahannock County was announced the winner of the Miss Four County Fair Queen Contest for 1960 at a program sponsored by the Regional Agricultural Advisory Council in the Carver auditorium on Friday evening, Oct. 1. The queen for 1960 was crowned by the outgoing queen, Miss Georgia Arrington, and received the first place check in the presence of her competition from the other three counties at the close of the four-county talent show.

25 years ago
September 19, 1985

Beth Stout is a petite 26-year old with big ideas. As she talks about her new job as Rappahannock’s home extension agent, her brown eyes light up with excitement. She is ready for the challenge. Miss Stout began her duties at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service office on Sept. 3. She spent her first week in the county meeting people, working with science and English classes at the elementary school, and thinking about possibilities.

Biological technician Dabney Eastham, son of Dabney and Margaret Eastham of Flint Hill, was honored for having performed the Heimlich maneuver on a woman who was choking. Apparently, the fellow employee began choking on a piece of her lunch and had become incapacitated. Eastham performed the maneuver on the woman and stopped her from choking.

Newbill Miller of Washington exhibited the senior champion bull at the American Angus Association show in Lincoln, Neb.
Miller exhibited Shamrock HK. Entries from as far away as Montana, Michigan and Kentucky — as well as many Midwestern representatives — competed at the 1985 Nebraska State Fair.