Duane L. Cronk, Publisher THE ANGWIN REPORTER
December 1, 2005

About Angwin...
Angwin is a community of about 2500 residents on Howell Mountain. We are in a coastal range of northern California, about 70 mi. north of San Francisco.
The Village ranges from 1600 to 2200 ft. elevation, overlooking the scenic Napa Valley. It is surrounded by vineyards and forests.
Many Angwin residents work for Pacific Union College, a liberal arts college with a national reputation, or the nearby St. Helena Hospital.

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44 Years of College History
. . . Up in Smoke . . Sad
The old Pacific Union College "President's House" burned down last week. A sad loss. It represented a chunk of Angwin history, because six college president's called it home.
The house was built in 1914, eight years after Pacific Union College was established and several years before World War I. The College's top administrators lived in the campus house and entertained thousands of faculty, staff and students therein over a period spanning 44 years. The early years.
The presidents included C.W. Irwin, W.E. Nelson, W. I. Smith, H.J. Klooster, Percy Christian, and J. E. Weaver. Some old-timers will recognize the house which was moved in 1958 to Newton and Bay streets.
Thanx to Gary Shearer, PUC historian, for this information.
The fire began in the attic of the house and spread so fast firemen could not stop it. Cause unknown.
The President's house just a month ago.

house lived in by former PUC presidents

and after the fire last week.

PUC presidents house burned down


Firemen, Ambulance Crews Honored
at Community Council Meeting
The Angwin community honored its volunteer firemen and ambulance crews at the annual meeting of the Angwin Community Council recently. They were introduced by Fire Chief Avery Browne and CEO of the ambulance company, Noel Ojeda.
County Supervisor Diane Dillon was invited to bring Angwinites up to date on County actions.
Elections saw Barbara Spelletich re-elected president of the Council, and Herb Ford and Dennis Helmer elected as directors.
Avery Browne (center) introduced new firemen to the audience.

Avery Browne leading out

Big turnout for the meeting, held in the firehouse.

council members in audience