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Down Memory Lane for Jan. 21

Daphne Hutchinson and the Rappahannock News were recognized for service by the American Cancer Society and received the print media award from this organization at its annual meeting held this year in Norfolk.
Down Memory Lane for Jan. 14

In today’s transient world few people have been born, reared and lived in the same place for more than a half century. James and Tom Lee of Washington are among the exceptions.
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 24

Oct. 9, 1980 Miss Lucy Conrad returned to Rappahannock last week for one of her periodic visits to the county she’s loved for 25 years. In a switch on the standard practice that sees American and foreign students trading places,…
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 17

Oct. 2, 1980 Honored at her retirement after 41 years as secretary for the Rappahannock Extension Office in Washington, Ruby Jenkins received a replica of the little red building where she has worked since 1939 made by Marjorie Atkins and…
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 10

Aug. 21, 1980 “To keep this post office open one additional hour a day would be most generous. What you are asking for is going far beyond what we can offer — beyond our guidelines for running this type of…
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 3

July 17, 1980 In a majority decision at the July 8 meeting, the Rappahannock School Board agreed to a request from the county supervisors to have maintenance work on the sheriff’s department cars done by school bus shop personnel. R.…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 26

July 3, 1980 The cosmetic surgery is finished, the bandages have come off and the operation leaving Washington with a new look for its town square is an unqualified success. Dr. Werner Krebser supervised the facelift on the old building…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 19

May 22, 1980 Millie Cebula’s adventures with thoroughbreds sound more like the daydreams of a teenage horse lover than real life. Owner and manager of Washington’s Hampton Inn, she’s also the biggest winner at Charles Town so far into the…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 12

May 1, 1980 Barbara Sharon sees woodworking as more of an art form than a profession. Rappahannock Refinishers, the business she began with her partner Sandra Maskas, pays the bills but it also offers Barbara an outlet for her creativity.…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 5

April 24, 1980 Dr. Werner Krebser of Huntly recently completed continuing education requirements to retain active membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the national association of family doctors. The Academy’s requirements call for members to complete a minimum…
Down Memory Lane for Oct. 29

April 3, 1980 Theodore and Margaret Barron love their store. Their little neighborhood grocery in Viewtown is more than just a business. It’s a way of life, family history and a mirror of the past. Their pride and affection glows…
Down Memory Lane for Oct. 22

March 13, 1980 After 38 years of service to the public as postmaster of Castleton, Ray T. Cannon has retired effective Feb. 29. “When I read in the Rappahannock News that I was the only male postmaster in Rappahannock County,…
Down Memory Lane for Oct. 15

Feb. 7, 1980 The ski area in Harris Hollow is no longer for sale. According to Eric Adamson, Front Royal attorney and partner in the operation, the Rappahannock slopes will open December 1980 — “November, if there’s snow” — as…
Down Memory Lane for Oct. 8 |

Jan. 10, 1980 Alvin D. Grigsby of Castleton bagged a 28-pound bird on the last day of 1979 to close out the old year with a bang. Grigsby said he was out hunting deer when a flock of turkeys wandered…