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Pioneer Portraits


April 30, 2020

Ten Years Ago

May 5, 2011

It isn’t every night that the lights are on at two in the morning in Joan Helm’s home on Fourth Street. Or that her table is laden with four different kinds of scones, egg dishes and tea. Or that champagne (well, actually, sparkling cider) is chilling in the fridge for a special toast.

[Photo caption] Vestas technician Tony Mathews has one of about 150 permanent jobs related to the wind energy industry in the five-county area. A new alliance hopes to add momentum to the sector’s job growth here.

The Power House Theater construction continues to progress as crews ready for the May 19th debut performance of “Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Twenty-Five Years Ago

April 27, 1995

The city of Waitsburg swimming pool improvement fund has grown to $74,376.30, according to officials at Bank of the West in Waitsburg.

Waitsburg 4-H Saddles N Spurs riding club will again sponsor a duck derby in the Touchet River during the Days of Real Sport, the City Council agreed last week.

The Camp Fire Boys and Girls of Walla Walla are seeking donations of stuffed animals, toys, children’s clothing and non-perishable food for victims and their families in the recent Oklahoma City bombing.

A 24-year-old Dayton woman, Kim Crothers, walked away with first place in her division in the Rocky Mountain BodyBuilding Championship Saturday, April 22. It was the first competition she has entered.

Fifty Years Ago

May 7, 1970

[Photo caption] John Leier of DeSales put forth a tremendous effort at the Dayton Invitational track meet Saturday, winning the 440 in a meet record time of 49.2 seconds. Here John breaks the tape running about 30 yards in front of the nearest competitor. He also took first in the 100, 200 and the winning mile relay team. In spite of John’s efforts, Pilot Rock took a narrow victory by 3 ½ points in the meet.

Members of the Waitsburg Progressive Club were entertained at the country home of Mrs. Clarence Eaton on Tuesday, April 28th.

Miss Carol Hinchliffe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hinchliffe, has been chosen to reign as queen for the annual May dance to be held this Friday evening, May 8, in the grade school social room.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

May 11, 1945

Graduating seniors this year are Victor Allmon, Velma Mock, Robert Estes, Verla Jeremiah, Ruth Perry, Ellsworth Conover, Barbara Blize, Dale Ford, Carroll Smith, Harriet Nilson, Elizabeth Danielson, Ruth Phillips, Beryl Talbot and Daniel Telecky.

Among the boys going to Spokane this week for the FFA livestock show were Wallace Winnett, Ellsworth Conover, Cecil Webber, Bob Weir, Wayne Hinchliffe, Dale Ford, Jimmie Archer.

Captain and Mrs. Joe McCown are the parents of a nine pound daughter born May 8 in Spokane.

One Hundred Years Ago

May 14, 1920

Charles Sayers has received the appointment as sexton of the City Cemetery at a salary of $100 per month and has already taken charge of the work at the cemetery.

Laretia Loundagin was crowned Queen of the May at the annual May Fete Friday.

The annual picnic of the Progressive Club will be held at the home of Mrs. Dice, Saturday, May 15. All members are invited to bring their husbands or an invited guest; also well-filled baskets.

A survey of the proposed road along the old Mullan Trail from Lyons Ferry to Washtucna was ordered Tuesday night by the committee of Tri-State Auto Club.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

May 17, 1895

J. H. James now occupies the front room of the building lately fitted up by J.W. Morgan, where, were patrons of the tonsorial art will hereafter find him.

Mrs. Josephine Preston infors us that during the term of school just closed, two of her pupils, Emery Bruce and Mae Smith, have never missed a day.

J. A. Corbett this week caught an eighteen pound salmon below the mill in Huntsville.

A coterie of young gallants and lovely lasses of the valley went up Coppei fishing Friday. They report grand success, the largest catch measuring something over two feet in length.


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