A look Back …This week in the Forks Forum

This week in 1999 it was reported that the Pleines Champions had won the Girl’s Senior Fastpitch competition at the 5th Annual Kenny Church Tournament (photo). Members of the Forks Emblem Club #488 had attended the State Convention (photo). Betty Soderlind had been named the Grand Marshal of the 4th of July parade. Forks 4th of July Royalty had been named, they were Mary Weaver, Melissa Ransom, and Lacey Davis (photo).

In 1974 cost increases were announced for the Forks Community Hospital room rates, semi-private rooms $54 per day, Nursing home $14, outpatient treatment rooms $8; ambulance $32. A come-as-you-are square dance was being planned for the evening of the 4th of July. Marietta Mobile Home Sales was offering three-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile homes for sale for $15,834; shag carpets and 51 other standard items listed. In school board news …new bus runs on Merchant Road had been approved.

In 1952 the dedication of the new Forks Memorial Library was being planned. The building had been in the works since 1947 and owed its creation in part to donated materials and volunteer labor (photo). (Editor’s note the building was moved to C St. and now serves as the County Health Department.) Longtime West End resident Sherman Parker had died. He had come to the area from Wheeling, West Virginia with his parents in 1901 at the age of nine. He graduated from Quillayute Union High School and throughout his life, he had been a farmer and mill worker.

1999 Pleines