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Archive for April 27th, 2017

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 27, 1977

Another boat that will be competing in the Cedar River classic as part of Maple Valley Day, June 4, will be the TRM Wood Products craft shown above. It will be manned by:

  • Jim Thompson: A welder from Hobart, Thompson won a third place in 1973 with Dale Huselton, a third place in 1974 with Bob Morris, and a fifth place in 1975 with Jim Bain. In 1976 he entered the sprint race with Lee Reichert. Thompson’s hobbies are arts and skiing. How does he like boat racing? ”Exciting, competitive. I enjoy it very much. The prize is really at the finish line, just making it down those 11 miles.”
  • Bob Morris: A self-employed resident of Black Diamond, Morris finished third in 1974 with Jim Thompson, second in 1975 with Bill Kombol, and third in 1976 with Bill Kombol. He enjoys baseball, fishing, hunting, and alumni football. “I’ve been living here all my life watching this race and finally got into it and now I really enjoy it,” he says. “It’s a real outstanding sport … bringing the community together.”

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