25 Years Ago
Harriman Paperboard Corp. closed operations, leaving 150 employees jobless. Close to 100 people whose livelihoods indirectly depended on the plant were also unemployed. Harriman and HUB officials were caught off-
guard by the closure and left to wonder about the likelihood of getting back close to $3 million the company owed them.
10 Years Ago
Students in four Roane County schools chose George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 presidential race.
Jesse Stansbury’s pencil drawing was voted Viewers Choice in this year’s Kingston Country Fair.
Roane County Family and Community Education Clubs were in charge of the competitions, which generated 187 entries.
Best of Show entries were Minnie Beth Wright’s pickled okra and Christina Andrews’ crochet.
Winners in each division and category with entries are:
Division A: Needlework
• Class 1, Afghan — Barbara Ricker, first; Martha Barding, second.
Three first-place winners in this year’s Kingston Country Fair spanned as many generations in Mary Jane Jakubowski’s family.
A quilt machine-pieced by Jakubowski and machine-quilted by her daughter, Cathi Gundlah, took top honors in Division B, Class 7.
Gundlah’s “Magnolia Summer” hand-applique quilt was awarded the blue ribbon in Division B, Class 4.
Jakubowski’s granddaughter, Angela Petrocelli, took first place with her counted cross-stitch piece in Division A, Class 9.
25 Years Ago
Kingston artist Tom Wilson was commissioned by the Rockwood Homecoming ’86 Committee to paint a mural of the old Rockwood railroad depot on the side of A&B Shooters Supply building on West Rockwood Street. When finished, it will be impossible for Front Avenue passersby to miss.