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Ten Years Ago

June 4, 2009

Photo Caption: 2009 Chess & Checker Sportsmanship award winners include:( L to R) Jade Alleman, Maurisa Hulce,, Morgan Forney, Laramie Pettichord-Mathews, Devon Watts. Not pictured: Taylor Spoonamore & Shandra Dallolio

The Class of 2009 will have thirteen graduates on Friday, June 12, 7pm in the gym at Prescott High School. Scott Harris, former Superintendent will be the guess speaker. Morgan Beckman, daughter of Todd and Tami Beckman of Prescott will present one of the valedictory addresses for announcement ceremonies, with Alisha Marshall, daughter of Gary and Linda Marshall of Prescott giving the other co-valedictory address. Salutatorian speech will be given by Nathan Stueckle son of Pam Stueckle and the late Larry Stueckle of Prescott.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

May 26, 1994

The 81st annual running of the Days of Real Sport Saturday and Sunday was a record. Not only was there a probable record in the number of entries in this year’s Days of Real Sport parade-with more people watching than last year, but the amount of money wagered during two days of horse racing in Waitsburg also was likely a record. Additionally, the first-ever Duck Race in Waitsburg was a rousing success, its sponsors say, grossing more than $1700 from people paying a “buck a duck” for a chance to win $100.

Area Students have been named to the Dean’s Honor List at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, for the winter quarter 1994. The students are: Angel K. Adams, and Cindy Daniel of Waitsburg, and Andra Bitner, Jose Borquez, Angel Holmberg, Melonie Leseman, Rachel Mostek and Kresta Wheatley, all of Dayton.

The phone company is proposing to eliminate toll charges for calls made between Waitsburg and Dayton, US West has announced. A call between Dayton and Walla Walla also would be a non-toll call, under the proposal, which is to be considered June 23 by the Utilities and Transportation Commission. Additionally, under the proposal, current long-distance tolls for calls between Dayton and Starbuck would be eliminated.

Fifty Years Ago

May 29, 1969

Photo caption: Scholarship winners at the Waitsburg High School Graduation pose for the Times lens, following the ceremonies last Friday evening. Front: Nancy Allen (PTA), Becky Williams (DeMers Beauty School), Carolyn Weed, (Modern Business College), Jeannette Hansen (Waitsburg Firemen) and Susan Webber ( Green Giant Home Economics). Back Row: Allen Huwe (Koinonia), Tim Huwe (Memorial Fund) Randy Pearson (Green Giant) Dan Henze (PTA), Joe Gagnon (Green Giant Ag), Frank Reser (Memorial Fund) and Richie Pierson (Memorial Fund)

Photo caption: James D. Stonecipher, parade marshal for the 1969 Days of Real Sport Parade, proudly passes in review at the gala event last Saturday morning.

The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church featured a special musical service last Sunday to bid a fond farewell to Randy Pearson who has served faithfully and well as organist for the past four years. Randy will enter WSU next fall.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

June 2, 1944

Glen Hofer was given the Citizenship Award for being the most outstanding student in activities, service to the school, scholarship and personality, at the last student body meeting of the year.

The inspirational award was presented to Rena Hansen for being the most enthusiastic player in all girls’ sports.

The Bozeman Canning Co canned the first green peas of the season during a short trial run Wednesday afternoon.

Joe Abbey was honored at a birthday party last Thursday evening at the home of his parents. Guests were Glen Hofer, Colleen Collins, Bob Wilson, Betty Bishop, Bernard Doud, Corlene Carson, Jim Cresswell, Mary Hirsch, Bob Estes, Alta Hixon, David Jensen, Mary Loundagin and Elizabeth Danielson.

One Hundred Years Ago

June 6, 1919

R. D. Roberts will erect at once a modern farm home on the Roberts farm southeast of this city on the Wilson Hollow road. The new home will cost $7000.00. the plans and specifications were supplied by Contractor Buroker.

Guy McLaughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McLaughlin of this city, who has been working at the Book Nook at Walla Walla, for several weeks, painfully injured himself a few days ago by dropping a large piece of ice on his foot. He is at the Walla Walla hospital, but is expected to be able to leave that institution within a few days.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 1, 1894

Miss Mabel Boorman started to return to her home near Hazzard, this state, on Monday, but on account of high water had to come back.

The continued warm weather has caused snow in the mountains to melt rapidly and as a consequence high waters are reported from every direction.

A pair of scissors with a piece of elephant’s breath colored ribbon attached are at this office awaiting the owner.

Alfalfa hay harvest is at the door, so to speak, and in a few days the sound of the sickle will be heard throughout the land, harvesting an immense crop.


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