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History in the Making: Warrenton Waterfront Trail is dedicated

A look at Warrenton's top stories from the annals of The Columbia Press.

Dozens attend a Memorial Day ceremony on the plaza near Warrenton Post Office in 1991. Many had donated money to install flags and poles honoring members of the armed services. (Gary Nevan)
Thursday, June 3, 2021

May 2011, 10 years ago

The city approves a $26.2 million budget for fiscal year 2011-12. City Manager Bob Maxfield warns that water and sewer rate hikes are imminent.

The Warrenton High School Band won the 3A state band competition for the fourth year in a row.

Warrenton High School’s boys track team wins the league championship for the first time in the team’s history.

May 1996, 25 years ago

A 22-year-old clerk at CJ’s Speedy Mart, corner of Highway 101 and Marlin Avenue, is bound with duct tape and knocked unconscious by robbers who stole $200 from the till. The clerk was found a short time later by a customer, who called police.

The city approves a $5.25 million budget for fiscal year 1996-97. Looming in the future is construction of a new city water treatment facility and a city municipal building.

The Warrenton Waterfront Trail is opened following a ceremony at Carruthers Park.

May 1991, 30 years ago

About 200 people attend the Memorial Day dedication of flags in the small park in front of the Warrenton Post Office. Community members began raising money during the Gulf War to purchase and install seven flags, one for each branch of the armed forces, service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action, and the U.S. flag.

The Triumph Memorial is moved to Seafarers Park at the Hammond Marina and dedicated in a brief ceremony. The memorial stone honors five U.S. Coast Guard members who died in 1961 while attempting to rescue the crab boat Mermaid.

Honor cords are given to six Warrenton High School seniors who will wear them during graduation ceremonies. The high achievers are Diana Morimoto, Claire Oldridge, Jeffrey Gardner, Jeanne Prince, Sheri Haskell, and Erica Nowlin.

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