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November 2, 2017

Ten Years Ago

November 8, 2017

Senior Tyson Cole completed seven of 10 passes for 226 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in leading the Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals to a 34-6 win over Pomeroy there last Friday.

Photo caption: Construction of the new Waitsburg Clinic was kicked off by a Groundbreaking Ceremony last Monday morning. Columbia County Hospital District board members were joined by administration and staff members for the ceremony. From left: Nancy Otterson, Bill Hinchliffe, Marilou Smith, John Rodgers, M.D., Jill Hinchliffe, Karla Scott, Lisa Naylor, Tom Baker, Jack Otterson, Roy Myers, J.D., Keri Newman, Bruce Grimshaw, Chuck Baxley, Roland Schirman, Lonnie Murrill, Lynn Mantz-Powers, Gary Schroeder, and Becky Stevenson.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 5, 1992

L&B Kitchens of Waitsburg says it’s all in the book. The three-year-old gourmet food business has been delighting chili fanciers and others with its wheat berry chili and other wheat berry dishes. Now, hot off the press is the L&B Kitchens Gourmet Wheat Recipes cookbook – and just in time for holiday giving. “This was the public’s idea,” said Barbara Abbey, the B in L&B. She said so many people who bought wheat berries had asked for a cookbook that she and Elizabeth Abbey – the L in L&B – decided to work one up.

Waitsburg Grocery, Inc.’s Dan Cole says he had been trying for four years to land a state Lotto outlet. He has finally hit the jackpot. Last week, the state installed a Lotto and Quinto machine at the store on Main Street and Cole started selling Lotto tickets for Wednesday’s drawing that was mounting to the $5 million mark.

Fifty Years Ago

November 2, 1967

The Wait-High Cardinals, with 8 straight wins and gunning for their ninth victory against Dayton Friday, moved up in the state polls to number 2 position behind Toledo. Last week the Cards were number three.

Citizen’s Ticket Candidates for Waitsburg City government spots are: Dave Roberts and Roy Reed, councilman candidates; Albert Land, Mayoral candidate; Don Hinchliffe and King Witt, councilmen candidates. Running on the Civic Improvement slate are: Carl Henze, Mayor; Julia Davis, Treasurer; Cecil Webber, Joe Abbey, Bill Peterson, Maurice “Pete” Huwe and Tom Baker, Councilmen.

Sixty Years Ago

November 8, 1957

Postal Inspector C.H. Westerland of Yakima officially installed Ivan Keve as postmaster of Waitsburg, Nov. 1.

About 16 band pieces participated in the first turnout of the Waitsburg Community Band last Friday evening under the direction of Cal Malone at the Legion Hall.

Harry Timpy and Ken Literal of Dayton have returned from a two week’s hunting trip that took them to Riske Creek and Big Creek in Br. Columbia. They brought home a fat cow and calf moose.

Enrollment at Washington Sate College this fall went up 137 students to a total of 5,628.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

November 6, 1942

Mrs. T. P. Estes, who has four sons in the service of their country, was complimented at a surprise birthday dinner on her birthday, Nov. 3rd. Twenty three guests were present. The honored guest was presented many gifts in celebration of the occasion.

Re-organization of the Waitsburg Fire Department was held Tuesday evening. Emil Hermanson was named president; R. H. Brown, vice-pres; F. C. Wilson, sec-treas. R. R. Rinehart was named as Fire Chief.

The high school honor roll for the first six weeks period is as follows: Freshmen – Mary Hirsch, Donna Jeremiah. Sophomores – Robert Estes, Ruth Perry; Juniors, Phyllis Anderson, Coleen Collins, Bettie Pearson, Marie Switzer; Seniors – Cora Jean Eaton, Elizabeth Sutton.

One Hundred Years Ago

November 9, 1917

Miss Della Wood and Charles Porter Shaffer were quietly married at the home of the groom’s parents on Preston Avenue, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at high noon.

Pasco High School defeated the Waitsburg team last Friday by a score of 7 to 0 in the second game of the season.

Six high school boys – Herman Taylor, Aaron Jessup, Victor Herrington, Charles Kingman, Oliver Hobbs and Dillard Howell – were elected to go to Walla Walla to attend the YMCA Meeting at Whitman College last Saturday afternoon.

The Denny family attended a Halloween party in Waitsburg last week. They report having a good time.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 11, 1892

Last Tuesday was a red letter day for the democratic party and worse than “Waterloo” for the Republicans. All along the line there was deserting from the republican ranks and a flocking to the democratic field. Cleveland is elected by an overwhelming majority of the popular vote ant the electoral vote.

Some of our Coppei neighbors do not get along after the fashion approved of all good men. They quarrel and sometimes fight and say such naughty, naughty things about one another. Gentlemen, you shuld forsake and forever quit such a practice or “you can’t go to Heaven when you die.”


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