Down Memory Lane

50 years ago
October 27, 1960

Blue Ridge Fruit Growers Cooperative at Sperryville — processors of famous Skyline Drive Brand apple juice — has installed a new press at the plant for extracting the juice from the apples. Irvin R. Kilby, as production manager and technologist, is responsible for sample checks on vacuum temperature, fill, acid content, soluble solids, scorbutic acid content, if fortified, and flavor.

The Rappahannock Garden Club held its meeting at the home of Mrs. E. V. Goddard near Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 19. After the business meeting, Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Jr. led an informal discussion on fall planting for early spring bloom. First award for a composition of chrysanthemums and autumn leaves was given to Mrs. C. B. Johnson, Second award went to Mrs. Goddard.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pullen entertained with a dinner Sunday in honor of the birthday of their daughter, Miss Mary Frances Pullen, having as their guests Mrs. Fannie Putman, Miss Jeanetta Lillard, Bobby Hawkins of Arlington, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Weaver and Miss Mary Ellen Weaver of Hume.

25 years ago
October 10, 1985

Rappahannock County Supervisors have been asked to consider a plan to truck the county’s solid waste to landfills in other counties or pay to have it burned in Harrisonburg.

It was the recommendation of the solid Waste Management Advisory Committee, a volunteer group studying trash disposal of Rappahannock, that Supervisors “immediately” reach an agreement with another county to accept this county’s trash for the next five years.

The $1,240,263 Rappahannock High School expansion project’s placement on the literary loan waiting list was approved by the State Board of Education on Sept. 21.

The “good news” was read to Rappahannock School Board members by Chairman Beverly Massie during the board’s meeting on Tuesday.

Superintendent Robert Estabrook said Rappahannock is number 42 on the waiting list. “I estimate that we’ll be on the list for a year before any money is available, “Estabrook said.

Dr. Bill Young, his wife, Mitzie, and Grace Sims toured Russia for three weeks with a group of American psychiatrists. The Youngs visited the Soviet Union once 12 years ago, but their tour this time was concentrated in Siberia. The Youngs said they would not mind taking another trip to the Soviet Union. “Next time, I’d want to go to a prettier part, though, because we haven’t seen very much that’s pretty there yet, ” Mrs. Young said.