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 By Teeny McMunn    Specials    August 16, 2018 

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago-August 21, 2008 Waitsburg native Joan (Land) Miller, M. D. of Columbia Falls, Mont was recognized with the 2008 Spirit of Planetree Caregiver Award by North Valley Hospital in Columbia Falls. Dr. Miller, a 1966 graduate of Waitsburg Hig...

 

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Ten Years Ago-August 14, 2008 Huntsville Memories from the late Margaret Ganguet: “I remember all our walks to Huntsville school (about 1923). I started there in the Fourth Grade after Pendleton and Walla Walla boarding schools. Now the kids wouldn...

 

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Ten Years Ago-August 7, 2008 Nearly 30 volunteers gathered at Ye Town Hall to talk plans to “Paint the Town” and more volunteers will be needed, say project directors Leroy Cunningham and Jim German. The project entails giving every building in...

 

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Ten Years Ago-July 24, 2008 Buyers of U. S. wheat have helped made 2007-2008 a most remarkable marketing year, reports the U. S. Wheat Associates in its July 10 newsletter. In the end, sales of all U. S. wheat classes exceeded 2006-2007 by 43% Deere...

 

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Ten Years Ago-July 24, 2008 No history of Columbia County could be told without including the Broughton family, now known for their large, well-managed parcels of land, but in the beginning the story was much smaller, focused upon one young man who...

 

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Ten Years Ago- July 17, 2008 A few local wheat producers have dipped their toes into the 2008 harvest this week, and harvest start-ups within the next week or so are likely to be delayed by the effects of the cool spring the region experienced. Start...

 

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Ten Years Ago-July 10, 2008 Photo Caption: Jeremy Nichols, son of Jeff and Dawn Nichols of Waitsburg, is the recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Zonta Club of Walla Walla. Nichols, center, was honored by Maryann Reinhardt, left, and Zonta Club...

 

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Ten Years Ago-July 3, 2008 A proposed Flood Emergency Action Plan was explored by Mayor Markeeta Little Wolf and councilmen Larry Johnson, Larry Clinton and Leroy Cunningham at a council workshop June 25. Reviewing a Corps of Engineers-developed...

 

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Ten Years Ago-June 26, 2008 Organizers have mobilized and are calling all former students of the Huntsville School or Huntsville residents to gather for a reunion in August. Photo caption: The Huntsville Grade School students for the 1946-47 school...

 

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Ten Years Ago-June 19, 2008 Students of the Month of May include Ben Brown, (5th grade), Tristan Newman (4th Grade) Devon Watts (4th Grade) Austin Hamann (5th grade). Teachers in grades 4 and 5 select students based on citizenship, respectful...

 

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Ten Years Ago - June 12, 2008 A local team, Broughton Land Company, captured the top trophy at last year’s Lion’s Club Softball Bash and they’ll be defending their championship in the 2008 Lions Club Softball Bash this weekend in Waitsburg....

 

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Ten Years Ago-June 5, 2008 Photo Caption: Fuel prices posted at the Walla Walla Depot pretty much tell the story. The average price of regular gasoline, news services report, is over $4 a gallon. The situation has spawned a new word in today’s lexi...

 

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Ten Years Ago-May 29. 2008 If you’re a lucky golfer, really lucky, there’ll be a chance to win ten thousand clams at the 8th annual Quarterback Club golf tournament. A new feature of the Quarterback Club golf tourney is a Hole In One Prize of...

 

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Ten Years Ago - May 22, 2008 The dedication of 10 additional names to the Veterans Memorial Wall and an address by David Morback of Waitsburg will high light the 2008 Memorial Day Program will be held at the Wall at 11am on Monday 26 at the...

 

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Ten Years Ago - May 15, 2008 On this 95th year of the Days of Real Sport, the Parade Marshals are Erma Lee Smith, her son Glen and Erma Lee;s grandson and Glen’s son, Greg, all in the honor of the Smith family’s long history of involvement and...

 

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Ten Years Ago - May 8, 2008 Jerry Baker hit hole in one on the 180 yard fourth hole of Waitsburg’s private golf course at Martin Baker’s. Martin is Jerry’s dad. Witnessing the shot was Kit Lane, who reports it was made at 4:27 p.m. on May 1....

 

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Ten Years Ago - May 1 2008 Photo Caption-The largest tank of its kind ever manufactured by the Waitsburg Welding Works was delivered two weeks ago to the Walla Walla Concrete & Pipe Co, reads the story along with this photo from the April 11, 1947...

 

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Ten Years Ago - April 24, 2008 After operating as a Green Giant label vegetable processing center since 1934, the Senica Foods processing plant in Dayton is ready for a new tenant. Friday the Port of Columbia opens the doors to welcome interested...

 

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Ten Years Ago - April 17, 2008 “Bull in a China Shop”, a quaint whodunit, opens Friday at the Liberty Theater in Dayton. Proceeds from the “Touchet Valley Arts Council (TVAC) production will benefit the “Open the Door” campaign for new...

 

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10 Years Ago - April 10, 2008 Whatddya gotta do to be the Touchet Valley’s Top Farmhand? First contestants had to cram a hay bale into a too-right gap between other bales, the load and unload a nail gun. Next was to saddle a “horse” and rope a...

 

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Ten Years Ago - April 3, 2008 Morgan, Naylor win for the Bluewood Blazers. The Bluewood Blazers ski team was spread all over the Pacific Northwest the weekend of March 22-23. Four athletes were at the Lookout Pass for the Emerald Empire Youth Ski...

 

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Ten Years Ago-March 27, 2008 Jack McCaw recently received a phone call from an old war buddy, Joe Plemons of Catoosa, OK. It has been decades since the two spoke. Jack had served on the USS LSM 268 during World War II, along with Plemone. The two...

 

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Ten Years Ago March 20, 2008 Photo caption: These Mustang basketball players received special awards from their Coach, Karen Huwe. From left , Kyle Huxoll, Jessica Guay, Jessie Hopkins, Taylor Sams and Samantha Moss. Not pictured, Katy Hofer....

 

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Ten Years Ago - March 13, 2008 Photo caption: The Prescott-Waitsburg Softball team started workouts on February 25 and is bats first at Weston-McEwen on Friday, March 14. Returning letter winners are from left, Nicole Hall, Val Hamann, Sarah Paul,...

 

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Ten Years Ago - March 8, 2008 Athletics from the boys, girls, and cheer squad programs at Waitsburg High School were recognized for their efforts at a Sports Awards Ceremony, held in the auditorium Tuesday, February 26. The event concluded with the...

 

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