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Pioneer Portraits - November 9, 2017


November 9, 2017

Ten Years Ago

November 15, 2007

Former Waitsburg mayor Tom Baker was honored with the 2007 Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce Award of Merit in a ceremony last week.

Five Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals – three on defense and two on offense – were named to the District 9 All League Team for the Southeast 2B Football League, announced Coach Jeff Bartlow recently. Three senior players and two junior players from the combined team were honored. Senior receiver Colby Mayberry and junior offensive lineman Josh Wilson were tapped for their stand-out play on offense. Senior D. lineman Fred Cunz, senior linebacker John Gertsch and junior D back Jeff Hofer were selected by league coaches for their high level of play.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 12, 1992

Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will be served at the next regular meeting of the Waitsburg Commercial Club, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. This is an annual event for the club. Last year about 50 people attended the dinner at Ye Towne Hall on Main Street.

Council members Don Wills and Bill Thompson have been appointed to review handicapped access to city buildings, including City Hall and the library. The review is required by federal law.

Pigeons have captivated the interest of man for thousands of years and for one man in Waitsburg, his entire life. Richard “Abe” Abel remembers as a boy how he used to catch pigeons for pets in barns where they would roost. Today Abe has over 100 pigeons of various breeds . . .

Fifty Years Ago

November 9, 1967

A community party held on Thursday night, November 2, honored the long and faithful service of an educator to this community. It was A. T. “Pop” Sutton night, and a multi-purpose roomful of people were on hand for this occasion. Larry Broom emceed the potluck affair, and “Pop” was presented with a six-pack of his favorite beverage – Mountain Dew – by Hermann Gohlman, a pair of binoculars to aid his hobby of bird-watching from appreciative citizens, and the very best wished of all who attended.

Polls of every size and description are with us – and I guess we will learn to live with them. It is fun to have a football team in the top 3 on the state AP poll. We can’t help feeling that Waitsburg slipped to third from second place last week because their game with Dayton was not quite the runaway that the St. John – Rosalia game (77-13) was. We respect the decision of the Waitsburg coaches this year who chose not to intentionally run up a lopsided score against any team they played.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

November 13, 1942

Car owners of the Waitsburg district will sign up for their gas rationing books at the high school basement on next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

A closeout sale of the Bailey Furniture Store, including the entire stock of furniture and fixtures, will start Saturday of this week.

The Waitsburg Department Store is headquarters for the collection of hosiery which is to be used in the war for the production of powder bags and for other war materials.

Eighteen girls in the Home Economics Classes of the high school are enrolled this week in a Red Cross Home Nursing course under the direction of Mrs. Glen Phillips.

One Hundred Years Ago

November 16, 1917

Our beloved townsman and early pioneer, Martin Weller, has passed on to his reward. He died in a Portland hospital Friday morning, Nov. 9 where he underwent an operation for chronic stomach trouble a few days previous.

Waitsburg people have pledged to do all they can to follow out the Hoover Food Conservation plan during the war.

All the ladies who had Red Cross teas for the Bible Fund, are requested to kindly turn the moneys over to Mrs. Pritchard at once.

Dahl Jones, Willis Ingalls, Charley Blevins, and Rees Walker started on a big hunt Monday.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

November 18, 1892

A popcorn social will be held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warren this evening. It is for the young people, so the Rev. gentleman informs us, and will be a popping success even perchance to popping the question.

If there is anything that makes more noise than a pig at a gate, it is a spoiled child in Sunday School.

Water will be flowing thru pipes now being laid by the first of December, and by the first of January the reservoir will be completed and the entire system finished and in operation.

L. T. Parker has the contract for removing the Main Street bridge. For doing this work he gets all the material in the bridge except bolts over five feet long.


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