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Ten Years Ago

July 5, 2012

The City of Dayton and its leaders are getting frustrated. The city has just six years to solve a wastewater problem that seems unsolvable. Dayton's wastewater treatment plant, located at the west end of commercial Drive, was built in 1938 and has had several tune-ups since that time. Mayor Craig George said many people have a big misconception about the current treatment plant thinking it is a brand-new facility. "New things were added in 2000," George said. "But it was basically just a facelift. Repairs are expensive and don't always update the plant."

Twenty-Five Years Ago

July 10, 1997

[Photo Caption] Enjoying their time together again were former students of the Lost Springs School. Seated: Betty Baim Webber, Don Hermanns, Miles Collingwood. Standing: Monte Shaffer, Clifford Hermanns, Jerry Hermanns Woodworth, Allen Baim, Barbara Hermanns Bender, Joan Collingwood Hamberg, Marilyn Collingwood Robert.

Fifty Years Ago

July 6, 1972

Grads from as far as Gregory, South Dakota to Spenard, Alaska came to Prescott for the annual Prescott High School reunion. Welcoming graduates and guests was president, Alfred Thompson with Dwight McCaw of Lowden, Class of 1919 giving the invocation. The class of 1922 was given special recognition with corsages and boutonnieres given each upon their arrival. Those attending were R. L. "Rex" Clapp of Prescott, Lelia Kinder Edlund of Seattle, Rowena Armstrong Farrens of Edmonds and Ernestine Fleischer Patten of Gregory, South Dakota. The Class of 1947 celebrating 25-year reunion were Mae Jean Biggs Williams, Prescott, Swayne Romine, Omak and George Egg, Lynwood.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

July 11, 1947

Garages are being built by Gil Burgund at the rear of the Quality Bakery for use of tenants in the Burgund apartments, and others who have no place to put their cars except on Main Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Weller and son Robert, and daughter Mary, visited with Miss Fanny Weller last weekend. Robert is staying to work in harvest.

The first grain of the season was hauled into the Touchet Valley Grain Growers elevator at Huntsville Tuesday morning from the Kenneth Bickelhaupt ranch. Dick Wolfe is receiving at the elevator.

One Hundred Years Ago

July 7, 1922

P. B. Clark would appreciate it if the person who took 50 chickens form his place would return one-half of them at least. Fifty-fifty ought to be fair enough.

A. D. Gould had the misfortune to step in a hole in the floor of his home on Third Street Thursday and sprained his ankle very severely. He has been forced to use a crutch in walking.

Merril Cox, of the Evergreen, holds the record thus far this season for the finest catch of trout in this locality. And the finest part about it is that he caught them within the city limits in the Touchett, between Main Street bridge and the tail race at the Preston Shaffer mill.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

July 9, 1897

Mrs. H. M. Hoover killed a badger with a club last week after the dogs had become nearly worn out with fighting it.

Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Tucker, Miss Theresa Tucker and Miss Lizzie Parker attended the celebration exercises at the penitentiary on Monday.

"William Jennings Bryan Day" in Walla Walla will be characterized by a great chicken dinner at the First Christian Church on Third Street, near the assembly grounds. Waitsburg people have a special invitation, from the committee in charge of the dinner to attend – 25 cents.


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