FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, 1969

Washington Elementary School Principal Clyde Henry welcomed the first of 590 students who were in class for the ‘69-‘70 school year.

UGN goal surpassed $18,000

The 1969 United Good Neighbor campaign goal was set at $18,5000, according to then campaign chairman Tom Amburn. His UGN drive team included Chuck Winkenwerder, assistant drive chairman, Warren Nott, commercial secretary, Marlin Dayton, advanced gifts, Mike Corless, public employees Ray Rutz, large business and Dave Bradley, small business.

OEO hired new director

Richard Manjarrez, 24, was named the director of Sunnyside Equal Opportunity Center from a section of five candidates. He was to serve a six-month probationary period.

New federal milk proposal issued

Yakima Valley dairymen, processors, field men and others interested in the dairy industry learned about the new Federal Marketing Order Proposal and its effect on local dairymen during a meeting held at the Outlook Grange Hall.

Dr. Hiroshi Furukawa’s passing noted

Dr. Hiroshi Furukawa, 50, a quiet man dedicated to his profession and patients was working the morning he died of a heart attack, Aug. 21, 1969. A family doctor in the community for nearly 15 years, he was a World War II veteran, having earned the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation.

Dairy judging winners

Area-wide 4-H and FFA daily judging tour saw Peggy Marsh of Grandview Grow’em and Show’em 4-H Club earning high score individual honors. High scorers in the junior divisions were Jane Weenink, Tom Schons, Mike and Kathy Rollinger of the Sunny Valley Dairymen. Club. Both teams were ranked in the top three winners at the tour which saw 50 youth in competition.

Sunnysider honored

Specialist Four Robert Knowles, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knowles of Sunnyside, received an U.S. Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 4th Infantry Division near Pieku, Vietnam. The Purple Heart holder served as a gunner with Headquarter Company, 1st Battalion of the division’s 69th Armor.

Couple mark 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. (Anna Plowman) Santjer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Christian Reformed Church. She was originally of Iowa and Santjer was born in Holland and moved to America in 1899. They married Sept. 10, 1909 in Prinsburg, Minn. They moved to Sunnyside in 1946, where thy raised their six children - two daughters and four sons. They also had 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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