A Look Back …This week in the Forks Forum

This week, twenty-five years ago it was reported that the QVSD M&O Levy had failed. Superintendent Jones had shared that cuts to staff and some activities would be on the horizon. More storms and more power outages had happened. Local fishing guide Chris Olsen had quite a large tree fall on his nearly new 1999 pickup! (photo) Russell Road had seen some significant flooding. A 40-foot steeple had been installed on the LDS church on Calawah Way. More pigs were available for adoption at the Forks animal shelter.

In 1974 it was Grand Opening time for the new Forks Thrifty Mart as it officially opened for business. Warren Paul and Tom Mansfield had cut the ribbon on Thursday, Feb. 7, 1974. (photo) Forks State Bank was expanding to the north. FHS senior drill team members were recognized at the last basketball game; Connie, Elda, Patti and Judy and their drummer Mike Nichols. Also recognized were the senior cheerleaders; Darlene, Marion, Christi, Jo Marie, and Debbie.

In 1952 long-time Forks resident Dan Warner had passed. He had owned and operated Warner’s Garage with his son. There was Free Skating, for all ages – beginners only, at the Legion Hall rink on Sundays from 1:30 -2:30 p.m. In entertainment news, it was Nora Lee and her Accordion at the Legion Hall.