Look Back …This week in the Forks Forum

This week in 1999 a front-page photo of seven-year-old Jacob Anderson showed that he had his eye on a wooden school bus at the annual Scholarship auction (photo). The Blue Star Memorial Marker had been dedicated at the Forks Transit Center with a large crowd attending the ceremony. It was goodbye to Spartan Lake as groundbreaking had taken place at that spot for the new FHS addition. Ted Spolestra’s barn, built in 1918 by Henry Huelsdonk had been a casualty of a windstorm.

In 1974, in city council news, it was stated that Frank Lyda had reported that he was getting calls of concern that the Demo-Derby pit was filled with water and a potential danger to children. The Forks Variety Store, long operated by Muriel and Del Huggins, had been sold to Dennis Kinder and Roy Ullas. The Huggins’ had started in business when they bought Elliott’s 5 and 10 in 1948. In 1953 they built a new store at the corner of E. Division and Main Street. The FHS Drill Team appeared in a full-page ad – sponsored by almost 70 local businesses. The Drill Team thanked the community for helping fund their trip to Conference (photo).

In 1952 Cyrus Maxfield had been laid to rest with full military honors. Washington Governor Langlie was coming to town. He was to speak at the school auditorium as well as an open forum at the IOOF Hall. Members of the Bogachiel Garden Club were planning a trip to the Lake Crescent Nursery.