In 1993, Tagman returns to Monte to serve as the city’s 16th postmaster

75 years ago

March 27, 1943

Long lines of would-be meat shoppers formed in today’s pre-dawn darkness in some cities to lead a virtually nationwide rush for the dwindling supplies remaining before rationing control is imposed in two days.

At Columbus, Ohio, where customers’ lines began forming as early as 1:30 a.m., 18 policemen were sent to one market to control the crowd. And in Cleveland, an estimated 50,000 persons milled around three major markets, delaying street car traffic from so minutes to an hour.

Hoquiam Lions, 40 strong, tonight will entertain wives and women guests at Hotel Emerson, Bert and W.G. Krekow assisted Harold Wilson, committee chairman, with arrangements for the party which was inaugurated last year as an annual affair.

Following dinner in the Rose room, there will be dancing from 9 o’clock until 12:30 o’clock in the Driftwood room.

March 28, 1943

Sunday, no newspaper published

50 years ago

March 27, 1968

Nancy Bowers and Mary Kay McBride share top honors in Hoquiam High School’s 205-member Class of 1968, each having compiled a 4.0 (straight A) grade point average through the fall semester, Principal Donald Spender announced this morning.

The remaining students in the top 10 are Nancy Dowling, Arja Reunanen, Beverly Lamb, Debora Dal, Kay Testerman, Steve Hines, Janet Curtis and Marilyn Waples.

The current membership drive to start the proposed Pacific Surf Golf and Country Club — to be located between Pacific Beach and Moclips — has reached the 60 percent mark, with some 300 North Beach area people having signed pledges for the club.

Total cost of the project is estimated at $450,000, the money, obtained from an FHA loan, would be paid back over a 40-year period at five percent interest.

March 28, 1968

The Aberdeen City Council, in a resolution adopted last night, honored seven local men killed in the Vietnam War during the last year and a half.

Honored in the council’s resolution — which becomes part of the city’s permanent records — were Army Spec. 4 James Harden, Marine Cpl. Roger Tjernberg, Army Pfc. Dennis Thompson, Army Sgt. 3rd Leslie Funk Jr., Army Sgt. Alfred Coffroth, Army Sgt. Archie Burnette Jr. and Army Pfc. Norman Holmes.

25 years ago

March 27, 1993

The Montesano girls’ fast pitch team continued to ride good pitching, turning back Olympia, 9-3, in a non-league game Friday afternoon at Crait Field.

Jodie Johnson was the lone Bulldog with multiple hits — a double, single and one RBI. Lindsay Bell had a no hitter going through four innings when coach Jim Andrews brought in a reliever.

March 28, 1993

Ron Tagman had a homecoming of sorts last week.

After serving 17 years in the postal service at Aberdeen, Tagman returned to his home town of Montesano to serve as the city’s 16th postmaster.

“I’m very happy to be home,” said Tagman, a lifelong Monte resident. “To become the postmaster of your own home town has to be one of the fulfilling goals of a career in the postal service. You see, I love this community.”

Tagman’s wife, Linda, works at the Aberdeen post office. They couple has two grown children.

Jake Kringen’s eighth inning home run game Elma a dramatic 4-3 victory over Rochester in a South Central League baseball show-down Saturday.

The Warriors, who had left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, filled them again on three consecutive walks issued by Eagle reliever Michael Weld with one out in the eighth. That brought Kringen, who had struck out 14 as the starting pitcher, back to the mound.

Weld, now playing shortstop, made a fine backhanded pickup and threw on a grounder to force the potential tying run at the plate. Then Kringen fanned the final Warrior.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom