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Glance Back (From The Washington Evening Journal, Friday, Aug. 1, 2008)


10 Years Ago


Halcyon House Executive Director Chris Marshall said today that due to the strong turnout at the Buckskin Rendezvous on Saturday, the show will become an annual event on the Halcyon House calendar.


It will be at least another month before the cities in Washington County receive a final draft of the proposed agreement for payment of communication services for next year, as the Washington County Communications Board Monday reached a consensus to include the funding formula.


One firefighter was taken to the hospital from the scene of a house fire ? in Ainsworth Monday due to heat exhaustion. The Iowa State Fire Marshal?s office has determined the attic fire was accidental.


As members of five fire departments fought the blaze in the attic, shifts were rotated to allow the firefighters rest in the shade and water after they had been working inside the building.


20 Years Ago


MUSCATINE ? The so-called experts said it could not be done. What do they know anyway? The Washington High School baseball team turned a lot of heads Friday night with a 10-2 victory over No. 1 ranked Davenport Assumption in the Class 3A, substate 5 final at Tom Bruner Field.


The Washington County Board of Supervisors this morning voted to have a contract drawn up between the county and John Hahn, of Washington. Under the contract, the county would pay Hahn over $8,600 to help Hahn?s scrap metal cleanup work in the county. County officials said today they hope that money will be reimbursed to the county through federal disaster assistance.


KALONA ? Hannah Berg?s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh scored Jamie Krantz, lifting Mid-Prairie into the Class 2A, Region 8 final with a 4-3 victory over Solon.


Brighton?s Corrie Jaynes carded the first hole-in-one of her long golf career this morning on the fifth hole at the Washington Golf and Country Club.


Jaynes used a six iron in the 137-yard par three. She was playing with her father Steve.


30 Years Ago


DES MOINES ? Brooks Taylor, news editor of The Washington Evening Journal, won a pair of writing awards in the 1987 Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors Newswriting Contest. Taylor captured second place for his news story on the 28E law-enforcement contract implemented by the city of Washington and Washington County last December. Taylor?s October story on Nick Smith, a Highland faculty member, who challenged the unified member requirement of the Highland Education Association and the National Education Association, received third place.


Richard L. Weeks, president of the board of Washington Federal Savings and Loan Association, announced today the appointment of Rick L. Hofer as a member of the board of directors of the local thrift institution. Hofer replaces Charles Satterfield, who recently resigned.


RIVERSIDE ? The Nighthawk Restaurant and Lounge in Riverside celebrated its grand opening on Saturday.


40 Years Ago


The annual Stout reunion was held in July at Washington?s Sunset Park, with 47 members present. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley McCreedy presided at the business meeting.


Rudie J. Allison of R.J. Allison Jewelers, 732 Avenue G, Fort Madison, has been awarded the title of Registered Jeweler by the American Gem Society. Allison formerly lived in Washington.


The Brighton girls, 8-11 years old, won the Little Jets softball title in a tournament in Washington this last weekend.


50 Years Ago


A Fairfield contractor was the low bidder Tuesday in Ames on the grading of the proposed farm-to-market road that will run west and north from Crawfordsville. County engineer Bob Huber said the road will eventually be paved and will run from Crawfordsville to what is known as the Rex Smith corner on Highway 92 east of Washington.


Jim Lloyd, a Washington attorney, shot a sizzling 30 to tie the county course record at the Washington Country Club in a match played Wednesday. Lloyd was playing an early Twilight League match against Dick Paul and had only seven putts in nine holes of play.


Peggy Kephart, 17, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Jones, rural Washington, was named Princess of the Southeast Iowa Parish of the Milking Shorthorn Association at the parish show held at the fairgrounds.