50 years ago
March 9, 1961
Betty Kay Kilby has been named 4-H Girl of the Year in Rappahannock. Betty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kilby and is a member of the Sperryville Senior 4-H Club. During her six years as a 4-H member, Betty completed 10 projects. Her main interest is in the clothing projects, but she has also completed projects in other fields of home economics.
Sen. George S. Aldhizer, II presented a trophy to Miss Diane Bruce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bruce of Sperryville, after she won the Mason Mountain Race at the Point-to-Point Races Saturday. Miss Bruce was riding Trixie, owned by Jack Blankenbaker.
In celebration of his birthday, Bruce Critzer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Critzer, Washington, appeared on the “Bozo” television show Wednesday along with his brother Steve, Wade Wallihan Massie, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Massie III, and Billy Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Payne. The children were accompanied by Mrs. Critzer and Mrs. Robert Keyser.
25 years ago
February 6, 1986
Lena Stoltzfus’ first grade class gave a Hawaiian luau for parents and friends on Jan. 31 at Rappahannock County Elementary School. The guests were greeted with a colorful tissue paper lei and a friendly “aloha”by the students dressed in grass skirts.
Sandra Richardson has been named the new Rappahannock County Extension Agent in home economics and 4-H youth, and assumed the position this month. She has also been involved with the 4-H and has worked with their camping programs and their Leaders Association – a group of volunteers.
Nine Rappahannock County High School students were awarded certificates for successfully completing a statewide spelling proficiency test sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of American. The winners of the spelling test were Stephanie Oliver, Wendy Burke, Molly Ubben, Debbie Pullen, Angela Williams, Kim Helmer, Teresa Eppard, Sharon Compton and Sharon Brown.
10 years ago
January 31, 2001
Maestro Lorin Maazel of Castleton will become the 24th music director of the nation’s oldest symphony orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, starting with the 2002 concert season.
Flint Hill resident Betsy Welk, a junior at Rappahannock County High School, has been selected to be a People to People Student ambassador. This program was founded by President Eisenhower in 1956 as part of the U.S. State Department.
Through the program Betsy will learn leadership skills, goal setting, planning, decision making, problem solving, and teamwork.
The Rappahannock County Library Board of Trustees selected officers for 2001 at its first meeting of the year. Last year’s vice president Charlotte Nichols was named president, Hallee Morgan was elected vice-present, Peter Little was returned as secretary and in the absence of other nominees, John McCarthy agreed to serve as treasurer.