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Posted 2018-01-11 June 17, 1954-Oct. 10, 1954

June 17, 1954

    Dedication of the Municipal Pool at Woodstock will take place July 4, Sunday, 2 p.m.

    (Adv). When to Buy…Cash Coal and Feed Co., R. S. Dove, Prop, Phone 44F20, New Market; Rhinehart and Burgess, Excavators 52-F-03; Shenvalee Service station and Garage, Texaco Service, Howard Sellers, Prop., Phone 66 New Market; L. M. Newland, Building Supplies, Phone 122, Mt. Jackson; Auto Service Modern Garage, Moyers Motor Co., Phone 150, New Market; C. N. Wine Auctioneer, Timberville 2-0614, New Market 260J; H. W.  French, Complete Bear Wheel Alignment, U. S. 11 two miles south of New Market, Phone 438-F-02; Bulldozer work, Paul T. Rhinehart, Phone 408-F-05, New Market.


July 1, 1954

    Married. Miss Ann Lewis Payne of Front Royal and Mr. Wayne Lynwood Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Long of New Market, June 26 in Front Royal.

    The Orkney Springs Fire Company was called to the home of Aldine Anderson Saturday at 11 p.m. to extinguish a fire in a feed house near a large brooder house. The firemen were able to save the brooder house but the feed house was a heap of ruins. A storm that did considerable damage to electric telephone lines after reaching cyclone proportion swept through this section leaving in its wake many large trees uprooted and twisted off. It was the worst storm ever to hit this section, according to residents here.


July 28, 1954

    Shenandoah County Superintendent of Schools, B.S.Hilton was notified that the new school buses purchased from the Wayne Body Works of Richmond, Indiana, at a cost of $12,000 are ready for delivery.


Aug. 12, 1954

    Mt. Jackson Lutheran at summer assembly. Those who attended the Lutheran assembly at Massanetta Springs this week are Misses Blanche Gordon, Margaret Ryan, Elizabeth Ryman, Sara Dawson, Dorothy Rinker, Pastor Franklin Senger III, David Beaver, David Bowers, Eddie Newland, Kenny Green. This group is staying at the hotel. Diane Irby and Nancy Dennin are staying at the Emmanuel-St. Matthews Lutheran Church cottage. Mrs. C. A. Bowman, Misses Doris and Miriam Bowman, Miss Phyllis Lindamood, Richard Frye, Allen Jordan Judy and Gloria Rinker, Charles Ray Funkhouser, Marvin Funkhouser of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church have rented a cottage.


Sept. 2, 1954

    Shenandoah County Schools opened the 1954-55 school year yesterday. Registration at the elementary schools were Columbia Furnace 103, Forestville 90; St Luke 60, Oranda 55; Conicville 56; Ft Valley 56; Mt Hermon 42; Lebanon Church 55; Strasburg colored 26;Woodstock colored 34; Mt. Jackson 544; Strasburg 576; Toms Brook 239; Woodstock 467; New Market 295; Edinburg 239; High School - Mt Jackson 245; Strasburg 392; Toms Brook 122; Woodstock 215; New Market 172; Edinburg 239.


Sept. 30, 1954

    Major Angus Hopkins Jr., US Air Corps, whose wife was the former Miss Anna Miller of Mt. Jackson, was one of over 1,000  persons who lost his life in Japanese waters on Sept. 26 when the Toga Maru, an ocean ferry , was capsized and sank in a typhoon. His wife received word from the Department of Defense that the body of her husband was recovered from the sunken ferry and will be shipped home.


Oct. 10, 1954

    Shenvalee Lodge management, formerly known as the Shenvalee Hotel, New Market, announced start of the winter dance schedule with the engagement of Myrl Dake and his Starlighters of Harrisonburg to play for the winter season Friday dances. These musicians are already well known to Valley radio listeners as they present the “Stars of Medley” program over Station WSVA of Harrisonburg each Sunday evening from 9:30 to 10 o’clock.