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January 26, 2023

Ten Years Ago

January 24, 2013

For Waitsburg High School senior Seth Deal, shoes are essential; so hearing that a billion children live in poverty and many don’t have shoes was a shock. Deal is a runner, and his passion for running drove him to focus on running shoes for the research portion of his senior project. When he thought about a charity to work with for his project, he thought a shoe drive would be a good cause to dedicate his time to. Deal said when he learned about Soles4Souls, it seemed like a perfect fit. “It means a lot to me to know that I’m doing something for kids not only in America but also across the world,” Deal said.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 29, 1998

[Photo Caption] Cardinal Matt Wyatt and Tiger Jason Hart (32) spar for a rebound in Waitsburg’s 83-45 win over Prescott last Saturday. Looking on are Tigers Jason Appleby (12), Tim Tiedemann (4), and Zane Gray (44).

Fifty Years Ago

January 25, 1973

Several homeowners with dwellings just south of the Waitsburg City limits attended a City Council meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17 to discuss the possibility of annexation to the City. Speaking for the move were Gary Cox, Larry Broom, and Bob Weir. Cox is building a new home on Coppei Avenue and expressed the opinion that he probably could not get a permit to build a septic tank. Broom and Weir said that they have experienced problems over the years and would be very much interested in having their homes attached to the city sewer line. Ken Smith, representing his mother Clara, approved the annexation of the dwelling, but requested that the pasture south of the home be excepted. M. K. “Pete” Huwe, who resides at 404 East 10th, indicated that he would not be interested in annexation of his property.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

January 30, 1948

Bob Weir was elected a member of the Sutton Hall discipline board at a meeting of the mens dormitory last week at EWCE at Cheney.

Attending an all-day training school for Camp Fire guardians in Dayton Friday were Mrs. Hesper Archer, Mrs. Miles Collingwood, Mrs. Lewis Patton, Mrs. Clarence McBride, Mrs. Harold Wills and Mrs. Roy Leid.

According to Jim Steele, Blue Mountain caretaker at Spout Springs, the past week has seen increasing numbers of skiers enjoying the week-day tow rides which the Ski Club now has to offer.

One Hundred Years Ago

February 2, 1923

Miss Margaret Moors and Verne Conover, both well-known young people of this city, were quietly married Wednesday afternoon at the parlors of the Christian Church, Walla Walla.

Carl Hart (of Prescott) is making the rounds on his milk route this week in a new, shining, self-starting rip-roaring, bucking, bawling Ford 5-passenger touring car he swapped McKenzie of Waitsburg out of.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmidt, Misses Isla and Gertrude Hales, Valeria and Barbara Schmitt, Lillian Billington and Bert Stimmel visited Sunday at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schmitt above Dayton.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

January 28, 1898

Mrs. Addie Dickinson has accepted the position as teacher in our public school to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Olive Parker. The scholars are fortunate indeed as Mrs. Dickinson is certainly a most excellent teacher.

O. W. Pollard and Ella M. Skees of this city were united in marriage at Walla Walla on last Thursday, Jan. 20. The Times extends congratulations.

Will Nixon, who has been the OR&N agent at Bolles Junction for several years, has been transferred to Troutdale, Oregon. The family will leave the latter part of this week for their new home. The new agent at Bolles is Jacob Cooper, a son of C. Cooper of this city.


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