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Ten Years Ago

June 18, 2009

Photo Caption: Louie Gagnon and Larry Johnson were honored by the Waitsburg Lions Club as Lions of the Year at the club's final meeting last week. Presenting the honors was outgoing Lion President Ted Bren.

Mark your calendar so you don't miss out on "Celebrate God's Creation," a musical program of contemporary Christian music, scripture and devotional pieces, will be presented by the "Salt & Light" Christian Youth Choir from the Touchet Valley when the group returns from its 12th annual music ministry tour. Directed by Melissa Ferrians, the 43 inspiring young people, ages 12-18, hail from Dayton, Waitsburg and Prescott, and include :Meara Baker, Morgan Baker, Ellie Barlow, Nate Barlow, Austin Beasley, Zach Beasley, Taylor Brown, Jared Brown, Nick Carpenter, Chris Carpenter, Abby Chapman, Rhiannon Chapman, James Costello, Colleen Delp, Logan Dozier, Kyle Dozier, Raechel Fitchen, Malia Frame, Maya Garcia, Will Garcia, Jessica Guay, Cougar Henderson Samatha Henze, Darien Hulce, Katy Hofer, Rowene Huwe, Kyla Ihle, Jefferey Ihle, Timothy Ihle, Alex Leathers, Matt Leid, Annemarie Nechodom, Marshall Nechodom, Jennifer Nichols, Chad Pearson, Nicholas Pearson, Keisha Phillips, Amy Schlenz, Emily Schlenz, Catherine Sheperd, Molly Wepler, Willie Wepler, and Emily Yeater.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 9, 1994

Dayton's Cecil Bell stepped into the winner's circle at the Days of Real Sport horse races in Waitsburg Saturday, May 21. He repeated the honor about a week later, Sunday 29, at Dayton Days. The purse for the Days of Real Sport race was $950 while the Dayton Day's purse was $900.

George Vanhorn stepped up to the ninth tee at Touchet Valley Golf Course in Dayton on May 3 with a four iron. His score was 37, one over par. He settled in on the 178-yard par three hole and hit a shot that lofted upwards, straight for the pin. It bounced in front of the green then onto it, rolling straight to the hole. The ball disappeared! For several years, The Mercantile has had a standing offer of free groceries for any validated hole-in-one. There have been four validated holes-in-one during that time.

Fifty Years Ago

June 12, 1969

Photo Caption: Pea harvest in the valley was in full swing Monday, as the Times lens caught this crew finishing up the field just south of Waitsburg on the Leid land. Six combines and a fleet of trucks kept the freshly cut peas going in a steady flow from field to cannery. The pea combines, an innovation only in general use for the past two seasons, have taken over the major pea harvesting chores for the processors because they save time and insure fresh receipt

Photo caption: The Prescott Little League Team-top row, left to right, Fred Romine, Jar Romine, Dan Powers, John Jacobson, Randy Chabra, Teddy Bren, Jim Crownover, Kelly Piersol, Barry Culbertson, Mark Voegele,. Middle Row, Assistant Coach Ted Bren, Tim Bren, Terry Hillson, Bobby Dunton, Jerry LeGrande, Darrel Duncan, Assistant Coach Fred Romine. Seated in front is Coach Jerry Williams.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

June 16, 1944

A barn at the Harold Price farm was completely destroyed by fire which apparently started from spontaneous combustion at about 2 pm Saturday. The loss included 10 to 12 tons of last years hay and two steers.

Fear that some of the citizens of Waitsburg will go cold next winter unless they order and take delivery of their firewood and coal for the year immediately was expressed today by Mayor Roberts.

The District Director of the OPA advises that the sales plan which gives purchasers of rayon and lisle hosiery membership in a so-called Nylon Priority Club is in violation of the nylon hosiery regulation.

One Hundred Years Ago

June 20, 1919

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Meinberg camped at Twin Springs on Jasper Mountain Monday.

M. Mikkelsen, well-known farmer of west of this city, has commenced the erection of a modern farm home on his ranch in Spring Valley

E. L. Barnes, John Clodius, Henry Zuger, Abner Lee, returned the first of the week from a fishing trip to a lake over in the Baker country of Oregon. The journey was made by auto. They brought back a wonderful catch of lake trout.

A number of Boy Scouts have been in camp at Thayer's Mill in the Blue Mountains. Arriving home Wednesday were Homer Boyles, Robert McCord, Carl Powell, Gordon Parson, Byron Flanders Floyd Taylor Kenneth Ogden, Delbert Woodworth, Elmer Buroker, Bud Wiseman, Craig Vining, Fred McConnell, Paul Loudagin, Boyd Flanders, Lawrence Van Slyke, George Kanz.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 15, 1894

Pimples, boils and other humors of the blood are liable to break out in the warm weather. Prevent it by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla.

O. M. Conover is erecting a neat cottage at the west end of 2nd street.

Quite a number of people passed through the city today with camping outfits, bound for Shiloh.

Much is still to be heard about the lynching which took place in Colfax. The lynching was only the successful termination of a long- matured plan.


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