25 years ago
The Washington County Fair is set to open this weekend, and visitors may want to take along an umbrella as rain is in the forecast. The fair has much to offer this year, including the 5-H Ranch racing pigs, pari-mutuel harness racing, and a performance by country music jester Ray Stevens.
100 years ago
A big crowd attended the Harvest Home picnic held in Owen's Grove at Lowell. Speakers for the event included the Hon. John D. Hollinger of Lowell, and Mr. Miller, the state school commissioner. Many people stayed on into the evening for the dance.