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By Teeny McMunn
the Times 

Pioneer Portraits


November 1, 2018

Ten Years Ago-November 6, 2008

Photo caption: Waitsburg-Prescott Volleyball players recognized their parents at Senior Night last Thursday. From left: Angelica Hernandez (15) and Angelina Magalian (Guillermo Hernandez, not pictured); Javin Angela and Laura Berg; Richard Lybecker, Ashley Cola, Gloria Lybecker, Danielle Coila; Vicki, Val and Ross Hamann; Diana, Haily and Troy Larsen: Caris, Elizabeth and Ken Cole Fr.; Linda, Alisha and Gary Marshall; Todd, Morgan, Tami and Jordan Beckman.

The Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will be "on the Road again" in Dayton and in Waitsburg, November 15. Under the direction of Andreanna Flores, the chorus will present "Bits...of Broadway & Pieces...of Barbershop" The program features Kevin Loomer, Doubletake quartet, and Blueprint quartet. "Bits & Pieces" is to support the music program of each school by sharing the ticket proceeds in each area.

Junior Cross Country standout Maya Garcia, her teammate Kristen Potter, and the Waitsburg-Prescott Boys XC team qualified for the State XC Meet at District in Pomeroy last Thursday. The state meet is in Pasco this Saturday.

Twenty Five Years Ago-October 28, 1993

Commissioners of the Port of Walla Walla voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct 26, to purchase about 8 acres of land from Art Dantelson just east of the McGregor Co. for an industrial park in Waitsburg. It is the Port's first attempt to develop business in Waitsburg.

Margaret Monfort, a senior at Waitsburg High School, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship for the 1994-95 school years from Northwestern College for her outstanding scholastic record. Margaret is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Monfort of Waitsburg. Northwestern College, located in Orange City, Iowa, is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in American.

Columbia County's reserve deputy sheriffs will be smug and arm this winter thanks to action Monday, Oct 18, by the county commissioners. Sheriff Jim LaTour asked for money to purchase new winter coats for reserves and the commissioners, perhaps noting the change to fall-like weather lately, said yes. The commissioners approved a total of $1100 for the winter wear.

Fifty Years Ago-October 31, 1969

Ann Payne, a senior at Waitsburg High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Payne, was named Columbia County Wheat Queen at a dinner held in Dayton on Tuesday evening, October 29.Miss Payne was named Homecoming Queen of the High School at festivities last weekend.

Seattle-President Johnson ordered the Army Corps of Engineers Monday to build a $1.5 million protective coffer dam around the Marmes Archaeological site in southeastern Washington. It was doomed to be flooded by a new reservoir. The President's order was announced by Sen. Warren Magnuson's office here. Several months ago, scientists at the site near Washtucna found skeletal remains-believed about 11,000 years old of an ancient Indian, reported to be the oldest known human remains found in the Western Hemisphere.

Seventy Five Years Ago-Nov 5, 1943

The DeNova Club is going to participate in the "Buy A Bomber " drive sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs

Eighteen girls of Prescott community met at the home of Mrs. Ted Reavis Monday to organize a Pythian Sisters' Sunshine council. The girls were assisted in making their plans by Mrs. Bertha Welsh and Mrs. Pauline Smith.

Miles Collingwood is the only grown-up in the Alto-McKay district who has the chicken pox. Many children are out of school with the disease.

Apple pickers in and around Huntsville if the weather continues to be favorable, will be finished by the end of this week. The apple crops from here are going to Milton buyers.

One Hundred Years Ago-Nov 8, 1918

Increased sugar supplies are now available to householders for the next few months, according to a telegram received from Herbert Hoover by Charles Hebbard, federal food administrator for Washington.

John Kanz, of this city, has just purchased the cement business of E. H. Petrick, including gasoline concrete mixer, etc. Mr. Kanz has been foremen of Mr. Petrick for the past ten years, and he knows the cement business thoroughly.

Loyd Johnson brought in a few samples of Early Ohio potatoes to this office a few days ago which are the best we have seen so far this season.

Four of the samples brought in weighed 9 ½ pounds. They were grown on the Johnson Bros. Mountain farm so are, of course, non-irrigated.

One Hundred Fifty Years Ago - Nov 10, 1893

County Commissioner J. B. Caldwell spent three days in Walla Walla this week, attending a meeting of the board.

A falling pile of wheat at Bolles Junction came within an ace of catching Len Highly and Earl Eastman a few days ago.

A fire of mysterious origin last Sunday morning about three o'clock destroyed a small granary for J. D. Moore a few miles south of the city.

Grandma Hunt fell out of a chair and broke one leg last Tuesday night.

Miss Zo Heskit will entertain a few friends at drive whist on Saturday evening.


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