Washington Evening Journal

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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 23, 2018

Washington declared a disaster area

Jul 13, 2018

Glance Back (From The Washington Evening Journal, Friday, July 11, 2008)

10 Years Ago

After months of hard work getting ready for the 2008 Washington County Fair, 4-H Youth Coordinator Kati Peiffer says the fair will be ready to begin on its scheduled start date of July 12.

In addition to returning events that have drawn sizable crowds in the past and a few new attractions for fairgoers, Peiffer says all indications are there will be plenty of competition for the livestock departments this year. She said the number of entries of goats is way up this year. A tent for the goats will be put up on the end of the sheep barn.

Washington High School French class has now gone international, as teacher Jan Gallagher took five members of her class to see the country where their language originated. After two years of preparation and saving for the trip, the class left the United States on June 9 for France. The five Washington French students spent 17 days in the European country.

20 Years Ago

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Last week’s storm damaged around 30,000 acres of crops and caused millions of dollars in damages to those new crops in Washington County, according to an area agriculture official.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington County was declared a federal disaster area yesterday by President Bill Clinton, due to the violent windstorm on June 29.

This weekend the Washington Y’s Men Club presents the world premiere of local playwright Dave Elder’s play, “A Stranger Comes to Cottonwood.”

For the first time in recent memory, the city water system ran dry at 10 p.m. June 29 due to the lack of electricity to run the treatment plant. Adding to the problem was one of the city’s two water towers was out of service because its interior was being painted.

Amy Rich threw four shutout innings and the Demons ripped 11 hits, in a 9-2 victory over Oskaloosa, gaining a split of last night’s doubleheader at the Washington High School softball diamond.

30 Years Ago

Ryan Johnson, Washington, received an unexpected birthday present June 28. While observing his 10th birthday, Johnson received a call from JC’s Jack & Jill in Washington, informing him that he was the winner of a BMX bicycle – the grand prize at the store’s kids’ carnival. Johnson is the son of Raymond and Renee Johnson, Washington.

The board of directors of Hospice of Washington County met recently and selected Marge Gloyer, of Washington, to serve as executive director. Lillian Dehne, Washington, will be assistant director.

Mary Carol Fish, executive director of the YMCA in Washington, and Patty Burns, chairman of the program committee, attended the 31st Triennial Convention of the YWCA of the USA in Chicago.

40 Years Ago

Filing will open Monday for three seats up for election this year on the Washington Community School District Board of Education. The terms of board President Jim Lloyd and directors Jim Gordon and Justine Hotle will expire in September.

The Washington Municipal Band will feature a grand patriotic potpourri, “Columbia,” in its concert Wednesday night. Cal Wolf will sing “Faith of Our Fathers” in the sacred part of the program.

Kay Waddell, Washington, was the winner Tuesday of a moped given away in a Jaycees benefit drawing. Proceeds of the drawing went to the Washington County Developmental Center.

50 Years Ago

Washington city councilmen discussed proposals for ending disturbances in certain residential areas of the city at night and on Sundays; set a date for the sale of bonds to finance a new city well; and took care of a number of other routine business matters at their meeting on Monday.

Washington boys and girls swam in their annual intra-squad meet Friday night at the local pool, breaking 21 pool records and tying another.The listing of all single residents of Washington Community School District shows 1,807 single boys from birth to age 21 as of June 1, 1968, and 1,675 girls, for a total of 3,482.


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