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July 30, 2012
By Staff , Pierce County Tribune

Thursday, July 22, 1937

The Board of County Commissioners will be in session on Tuesday, July 27th to again consider in detail the budget requests and proposed tax levies to be made for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 1937 and ending June 30th, 1938. Any interested person is cordially invited to voice his opinion on any proposed appropriations.

The City Council will meet on the evening of July 28th at the city hall, as will the city park commission and any tax payers may be present and present their views.

Thursday, July 19, 1962

The Rugby Jaycees at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, July 17, held the annual officer installation program.

The following officers were elected to lead the local Jaycee group for the year: Carl Rude, president; G.A. Berdahl, vice president; Lyle Elverude, second vice-president; Harold Ostrem, state director; Ken Solberg, treasurer; Virgil Barnes, secretary; Delmer Ostrem, Marvin Rau and Glenn Soby, directors.

A general discussion was held by the new officers and a tentative program of projects was drawn for planned completion in the ensuing year.

Monday, July 20, 1987

The Rugby School District lost nearly 400 children from its population from 1979 to this year, according to census data collected by the district earlier this summer.

In 1979 there were 1574 children in the school district from birth through age 17. This year the total is down to 1200 children. The total in 1981 was 1457; there were 1413 children in those age groups in 1983, and the total from 1985 was 1337.

Of the 1200 children in the district this year, 426 are boys and 417 are girls in the 6-17 age group, a total of 843, according to this year's census figures.

The numbers show declines in population and birthrates over the years. There are only 30 children listed as being under the age of one in this year's census. That figure is about half of past year census figures, but does not count births for the months of June, July and August.

The number of children in every age group is down from 1985.



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