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August 25, 2022

Ten Years Ago

August 23, 2012

When community members in Waitsburg need help with a project, they typically know who to call. However, some volunteers in town simply show up offering to help. Jim Davison is one of those helpers. "He's a really great, silent volunteer," said Denise Winnett, who worked with Davison at Waitsburg High School. Winnett, who lives within viewing distance of the ongoing construction of the new press box at the Waitsburg High School football field, said she sees Davison out there working on the project early in the morning when it's still cool. He goes home just in time to make his wife dinner, she added. School Board Chairman Ross Hamann, who has been heading up the projects at the football field this summer, said Davison isn't even part of the groups sponsoring the project. He simply came out because he wanted to lend a hand.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

August 28, 1997

[Photo Caption] take a good look, folks, for this area of Waitsburg will soon have an entirely different appearance as all of the houses from Coppei Avenue to the Preston Avenue Bridge are part of the Flood Mitigation Buy-Out Program. Once the houses are removed, Preston Park will comprise the entire block. The possibility of constructing a rest area along SR12 has been discussed.

Fifty Years Ago

August 24, 1972

The Waitsburg Cardinal 1972 football team began its practice season Wednesday morning on the local field at 6:30 a.m. under the guidance of head coach Al DeCoria. Assisting DeCoria are Wayne Henderson and Sandy Jetton. Some 38 gridders have either checked out equipment or have taken physicals and indicated that they would be joining the team. Seniors: Mike Saranovich, Guy McCaw, Rob Danforth, Jim Callahan, Craig Miller, Mark Comstock, Alan Samson. Juniors: Shane Donnelly, Bob Olson, Marshall Maib, Mike DeCoria, Roger Miller, Jim Williams, Dick Largent, Pat Davis, Bob Western. Sophomores: Dave McKinley, Neil Henze, Rob John, Mike Hinchliffe, Jake Long, Rick Coleman, Rod Lingle, Mike Sharpe. Freshman: Jim Kenworthy, Scott Peterson, David Webber, Steve Pierson, Kirk Huwe, Tom John, Rob McKinney, Loyal Baker, B. J. Hill, David Smith, Greg Zuger, Rod Estes and Lonnie Mesick.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

August 29, 1947

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. McBride and daughter, Margaret, and Miss Betty Lou Weeks of Dayton have returned from a week's vacation at Deer Lake near Spokane.

Eugene Myers installed electric lights on Orville Fullerton's croquet grounds in Huntsville last week and several interesting games have been played in the evening.

Apple harvest began on the Dumas estate Monday, which is several weeks earlier than last year.

Robert Dale Wardrip and Charles Dowell returned Sunday evening from Seattle, having taken their two-week's cruise in the Navy Reserve.

One Hundred Years Ago

September 1, 1922

Mrs. Clarence Eaton is enjoying a visit with Mrs. W. T. Brown, who arrived recently from Spokane. Mrs. Brown was an old friend and neighbor of the Stimmel family in Oklahoma.

The Misses Ruth and Avis Eular have been employed to teach in the G. G. Bickelhaupt and King Witt district north of this city. Miss Avis Eulor taught there last year but a two-year high school course has been added this year to which a number of pupils in that and surrounding districts will attend requiring a second teacher.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

August 27, 1897

Miss Mollie Collins and her brother Harry, are spending a few weeks in the mountains, wooing back their fickle health from the pine scented breeze of Touchet Canyon.

B. M. Kent's harvesting crew went on a strike Monday, but instead of yielding to the demands of the strikers, B. M. pulled his machinery into the barn and quit.

Misses Adelle Morgan and Fannie Weller, two of Waitsburg's most charming young ladies, will leave next week to attend the Ellensburg State Normal.

 

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