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December 4, 2014

Ten Years Ago

December 9, 2004

Charlee Long, 2004 Days of Real Sport Queen, carried the American Flag for the Christmas Light parade. Charlee and her horse were a nice addition to the event.

The Waitsburg High School Band, under the direction of Brad Green, entertained at Commercial Club's Hometown Christmas last Sunday, along with a number of other musical offerings. The crowd eagerly anticipated the merchant drawings, then enjoyed a Christmas Lights parade. Wrapping up the day was a C-Club chili feed.

Found property. At 1:23 p.m., William M. Doll, date of birth and place of residence not listed, stopped deputy on patrol and gave deputy a shotgun he had found in alley that runs west from Orchard, between Sixth and Seventh. Shotgun is a Winchester Model 12, .12 gauge.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 7, 1989

Sid Conner, owner of the Waitsburg Pharmacy, was honored this week by Merck & Co. with the MSD Pharmacist Recognition Award.

Waitsburg Commercial Club heard a financial report from the Hometown Christmas celebration, discussed the community Tom & Jerry party and watched some video on excellent fishing furnished by Morris Kurth.

Amy Branson was "Ms. Hustle" last Friday night as she gathered in 34 rebounds and scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals to a 55-46 win over the Lacrosse/Washtucna Tigercats.

Photo caption: Brandon Cole had a very quick smile for the camera Sunday as he sat on Santa's lap and grinned for everyone to see. This hasn't been his favorite pastime in prior years, and his dad was glad to see him warm up to the occasion.

Fifty Years Ago

December 4, 1964

Dick Harper, Bill Payne, and Bob Patton were elected to represent the pea growers of Walla Walla County, Columbia and Garfield Counties at a luncheon meeting held on Wednesday, December 2 in Waitsburg.

Governor Albert D. Rosellini today gave the state's approval to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation plans to construct the $15,772,000 Touchet Division irrigation project in Columbia and Walla Walla counties. The project would provide a dependable irrigation supply for 6,440 acres of presently-irrigated lands, add 3,520 acres which are now in dry land and furnish the City of Dayton with a long-range water supply.

On December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the local gym the ferocious Waitsburg Lions will be going against the basketball stalwarts of the Waitsburg Faculty. With an abundance of athletic talent on both teams, it should be an interesting event.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

December 8, 1939

The many friends of this community will be very sorry to hear of the recent accident of Ray Small, who now lives near Lowden. Mr. Small, while feeding some hogs, in some way tripped over a board, falling to the ground, and a large hog ran over him, breaking his leg in two places.

The Palm Club owned by Jack West, was entered late Thursday night. The cash register was found broken open and about $22 in change missing.

The barn on the farm of Harry Kennedy, located near the hiway between this city and Dayton burned early Tuesday morning from an unknown cause.

One Hundred Years Ago

December 4, 1914

Frank Jonas was awakened by a slight noise on his back porch late Wednesday night of last week, and grabbing his "trusty revolver," he started out to investigate in time to see some sneak thief entering the rear porch of M. O. Pickett's place next door. He took some shots at him and while he didn't think he hit him, he sure made him go some.

Mr. Harvey Stonecipher and family have moved from the ranch in Spring Valley into the Sweazy residence, Third Street, for the winter, that their children may receive the benefits of our schools.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

December 6, 1889

Yesterday while Dr. Hudgin and J. C. Wright were on their way home, and a little this side of Alto, their team became unmanageable, ran off the Grade, down a steep bank, upset the buggy, threw the occupants out and onto a barbed wire fence. But they came out without a scratch.

A. H. Carter has closed the Oyster House on account of not enough business to justify running it.

We have learned that our old friend Joe Mc- Coy has taken unto himself a rib. Joe, you have done well, for Solomon says, "whoso getteth a wife getteth a good thing."

J. W. Cole and W. M. Blake contemplate opening a lumber yard in the vicinity of the Hunt depot about the first of January.

Mrs. A. Fudge went to Walla Walla this afternoon. She went via the Hunt line and will come back by the O. R. & N. Doesn't that sound metropolitan?


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