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Pioneer Portraits - October 5, 2017


October 5, 2017

Ten Years Ago

October 11, 2007

Dick Garbe of Touchet reports it rained .13 in September.

Kimberly Bly of Waitsburg placed third in the Powder Puff Derby at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days’ Demolition Derby.

Questions, predictions, opinions, concerns, comments, fears, facts and conjecture. All these and more were part of the public hearing on the annexation proposal being sought by Andy McIlhinney and the Paloma Valley Land Retirement Plan Trust of Wildomar, Calif. The hearing was part of the City Council’s October 3 meeting. About 18 local citizens attended to voice their thoughts and questions. Scott Revell of Revell and Associates of Richland represented McIlhinney and the Paloma Valley Land Retirement Plan Trust. The trust owns 57 acres east and north of Waitsburg and has petitioned to have it annexed into the City.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 8, 1992

President Bush signed Tuesday the federal appropriations bill that includes $84,000 for Preston Hall, the White House Office of Management and Budget reported.

The Waitsburg Commercial Club may sponsor a candidate’s forum at a meeting in the future, it was decided Tuesday. Sid Conner is in charge of the effort and will attempt to set something up before the Nov. 3 voting.

Postmaster Gladys Yaw has been getting the mail out in Dixie for 34 years. Last Friday, Oct. 2, she retired with enough memories to fill a mail car. “I like the people. I just enjoy them so much,” Yaw, 69, said the other day at the Dixie Post Office, which was once a Texaco gasoline station, on Highway 12 .

Fifty Years Ago

October 5, 1967

The Times has not selected a player of the week or month – because every week we have 11 players on the field against any given opponent that are our favorites. We like ‘em all, and feel this is the very best team we have seen fielded since we have been in Waitsburg.

Even the Mail Truck failed to make it to town Tuesday morning because of the road dust between Waitsburg and Pasco. We mentioned to Postmaster ‘Ike’ Keve that the postal creed promises that neither “rain nor snow nor sleet can keep these couriers from their appointed rounds.” Ike countered by saying that the creed doesn’t include mud storms.

The annual teachers reception was held in the grade school September 20th with the president, Mrs. Roy Leid presiding over the business meeting. Each of the teachers was presented with a corsage or boutonierre, prepared by the committee in charge.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

October 9, 1942

The Commercial Club will hold a united scrap drive for the community. Old keys and rubber will be the admission required for the big dance planned for Saturday night.

On Monday the school children will make a house-to-house canvass for scrap. The schools are organized in the National Junior Army and will turn out to collect all scrap in town.

Honoring th birthday of Miss Mildred Minnick, Mrs. Eva Trichler and daughter, Lolita, entertained at a birthday surprise party Tuesday evening at their home.

Miss Patricia Hirsch has accepted the position as official receptionist at McKee Hall at the University of Washington. Miss Hirsch is enrolled as a freshman in English and in Speech.

One Hundred Years Ago

October 12, 1917

R. D. Roberts is arranging for a public sale of his horses, sheep and hogs, chickens, etc. Thursday Oct. 18th. Watch for posters!

A shower in honor of Miss Effie Kelly of this city, was given by Miss Grace McCall at the McCall home on Preston Avenue last Thursday evening. Seventeen young people were present and the evening proved a delightful one.

Waitsburg is doing her bit in helping out the shipbuilding industry. A representative of a ship building firm spent a week purchasing locust trees at a large figure. When cut into six foot lengths, the trees are shipped to the shipbuilding companies who use them as pins in our wooden ships. It is said that locust wood is the very finest obtainable. J.W. Morgan sold eight or ten large trees next to the Royal Block on Main Street.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 14, 1892

We were this week shown some corn from the farm of A. W. Philips on the Coppei, which excels any corn we had ever before seen in this country. It is of the yellow dent variety, some of the ears are fully a foot in length, and the yield from the entire field of 55 acres is 45 bushels per acre.

The May Miller balloon company will be in the city on Monday next and will make an ascension and parachute jump. It will take place about noon and will be free to all. Don’t fail to be present.

The air is constantly filled with the clamoring voices of politicians who congregate on every corner to discuss leading questions.


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