September 8, 2022

Ten Years Ago

September 6, 2012

The City of Waitsburg is seeking grant funding for kiosks that would honor the memory and history of Wait’s Mill and the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. The city, with the help of Jeff Broom, the president of the Waitsburg Historical Society, recently applied for a $13,000 grant from the state Community Economic Revitalization Board. Broom said the grant opportunity came across City Administrator Randy Hinchliffe’s desk and he decided to take a shot at it. “It sounded good,” Broom said. “It would be a real shot in the arm.”

Twenty-Five Years Ago

September 11, 1997

Members of the Historical Society Board met Monday night to finalize plans for the Pioneer Fall Festival scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at the Bruce House. Dona Jean Smith, general chairman of the event, reported that everything is falling into place in anticipation of the 25th Annual Festival. The Lions Club will again be serving the buffalo barbecue, with plenty of additional food booths available if folks are not interested in the full meal. There will be several new exhibits and demonstrations, as well as the old popular ones. The grounds crew, Joe Abbey, Bill Thompson, and volunteers, plan to refinish the two benches in the front lawn. Some outdoor electrical wiring will also be done this week. A crew of “dusters” plan to attack the House on Wednesday. Wasp traps will be placed in the yard to cut down on unwanted visitors.

Fifty Years Ago

September 7, 1972

[Photo Caption] Welcome back to school. Waitsburg Grade School teachers – Anita Baker, 3rd; Evy Mantz, 4th; Doris Huffman, 2nd; Billie Coble, 1st.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

September 12, 1947

Kenneth Hays has signed a contract with the Syracuse Nationals, a professional basketball team whose headquarters are at Syracuse, N. Y.

Miss Wanda Miser, sister of Mrs. Wm. Augustine, was married in Lewiston, September 8 to Orman Augustine. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Augustine and his mother, Mrs. M. M. Augustine.

Miss Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Sutton, and Mr. James Wilbur Haynes, were married in the Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 17.

One Hundred Years Ago

September 15, 1922

George Dose who some time ago purchased a 10-acre tract from Henry Conover, is erecting a cottage thereon, 16 X 24 feet.

The Waitsburg Boy Scout troop will be represented at the competitive scout drills among the various troops at the county fair. The Potlatch Lumber Co. Saturday erected a wall so that the local boys might practice wall scaling and thereby increase their speed in the drill.

Mr. and Mrs. M. Gohlman and family of Harrington, Wash. are visiting at the farm home of their brother-in-law, Elmer McKinney. Their son Ralph has entered high school here. The younger children are attending school at Alto. The family expect to locate here as soon as a home can be found.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

September 10, 1897

Miss Daisy Ingraham returned home from Portland on Tuesday morning. Miss Daisy has accepted a position, which she will fill in a few days, with one of Dayton’s popular milliners.

Miss Beulah Camp left for Wardner, Idaho on last Friday evening, where she will keep house for her brother, Prof. B. C. Camp who has been employed as principal of the Wardner schools for the next year.

Mrs. Mary Wood has accepted a position behind the counter with Davies Bateman Co. It is rather unusual to see a lady clerk in our city, but Mrs. Wood will undoubtedly fill a long felt want in the ladies department of that enterprising dry goods firm.


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