A Look Back …This week in the Forks Forum

This week in 1999 it was reported that “Jiggs” Penn was retiring from the Quileute Tribal Council after 30 years! He said, ” I need a vacation for a while …I have my eye on a boat.” Forks High School FHA members had hosted members of the West End Business group for breakfast.

In 1974 Congregational Church Reverend Ted Ringsmuth had caught a 25-pound steelhead in the Sol Duc. Ed Woody was offering a $500 reward for information about cattle that had been stolen from his farm. The theme for the FHS Senior Ball had been chosen …”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” “Savage Resurrection” from Portland was to provide the live music for the dance. At the Speechcomers Toastmasters’ meeting, Ella Paul had shared a speech entitled “The Day I Rode A Goat.” Stan Newlon, Farmers Insurance, had moved into a larger office in the Almar Building.

In 1952 groundbreaking had taken place for the new Forks Grade School. Twelve men had been nominated to fill three open positions on the Town Council. The Handy-Dandy 4-H club had met at the home of Donna Maxfield.