Jamestown crossing guard Ethel Osborne retires
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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.
For more of this story check out the May 18 issue of the California Democrat.