Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
February 17, 1932
91 Years Ago
Boost For Florida
Aha, my proud beauty! (in photo below) This smacks of treason. Well, maybe not exactly treason, but California will certainly accuse Colleen Moore, screen star, of disloyalty in forsaking the much-advertised climate of Los Angeles for a vacation in Palm Beach, Fla. Colleen’s abbreviated sailorette costume is the latest thing in beach attire.
February 17, 1962
61 Years Ago
Covington High School Student Awarded Top Area Distributive Education Honor
The Covington High School Distributive Education Club attended the District IX Convention of D.E. Clubs of Virginia at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton this past Wednesday. This district includes high schools at Lexington, Natural Bridge, Staunton, Waynesboro, Fisherville, Low Moor, Charlottesville, Albermarle and Covington. Miss Pam Welcher was named D.E. Student of the Year for District IX. This is the first time that this honor has ever been brought back by a student from Covington.
February 17, 1987
36 Years Ago
Radiothon Nets $5,137 For American Heart Fund
The 25th annual Heartfund Radiothon in Covington proved to be the most successful of the 25 Saturdays with $5,137 pledged between 8 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. Sunday. The amount broke the previous record of $3,244 set last year. That total broke the old record of $1,893. The first Radiothon held in 1962 netted $502.
February 17, 2012
11 Years Ago
Postal Service Sees Red
Mired in red ink, the U.S. Postal Service is warning it will lose as much as $18.2 billion a year by 2015 unless Congress grants it new leeway to eliminate Saturday delivery, slow first-class mail by one day and raise the price of a postage stamp by as much as 5 cents. In a letter to Congress, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe described an updated five-year cost-cutting plan put together in coordination with Wall Street adviser Evercore Partners Inc.
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