Jamestown crossing guard Ethel Osborne retires

Jamestown School crossing guard Ethel Osborne escorts several students safely across Highway 179 on Wednesday, May 11. She is retiring after 23 years on the job.

Jamestown School crossing guard Ethel Osborne escorts several students safely across Highway 179 on Wednesday, May 11. She is retiring after 23 years on the job. Photo by David Wilson.

Ethel Osborne has decided to retire after 23 years of serving the Jamestown School students as crossing guard on Highway 179. Osborne, who retired from J.C. Penney before becoming the crossing guard, lived in Colorado for 25 years before returning to Moniteau County. She started as substitute for the first crossing guard, Warren Trenholm, while he was battling cancer and had frequent medical appointments. Trenholm had served as crossing guard about five years. After he could no longer be crossing guard, Osborne took it on and has been on the job morning and afternoon for 25 years.

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At the Jamestown Award Banquet, Ethel Osborne, left, is honored for 23 years as crossing guard by Superintendent Jim Deeken.

For more of this story check out the May 18 issue of the California Democrat.

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