25 Years Ago
Roane County’s first baby of 1989 made his appearance at 8:55 a.m. Jan. 3. Ian Joseph Hiestand weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce, and was born in Baptist Hospital of Roane County (formerly Chamberlain Memorial Hospital), Rockwood. Parents Robert and Lisa Hiestand both worked at Chase Instruments. Grandparents of the New Year baby were Robert and Jane Lawson of Rockwood, and Tom and Marjorie Hiestand of Kingston.
25 Years Ago
Harriman’s Walnut Hill Elementary placed fifth of 17 entrants in the elementary curriculum and instruction category of the National Rural and Small Schools Consortium competition. Honors were accepted by Walnut Hill Principal Larry Sills and first-grade teacher Linda Roberts; Harriman City Schools Superintendent Gene Thurman, Harriman City Schools Supervisor of Instruction Bill Powers, Harriman Board of Education member Frank Mee and Tennessee Department of Education representative Charlene Hill.
Roane State Community College’s Continuing Healthcare and Safety Education Department is accepting sign-ups for its wilderness first responder course.
The class, at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, is designed for those who operate extensively in the outdoors, such as outdoors enthusiasts, wilderness guides, environmental educators and missionaries.
The course will be Jan. 19-26.
A refresher course for those who have already taken wilderness first responder is scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb 2.