February 9, 2023
Ten Years Ago
February 7, 2013
[Photo Caption] Justin Jaech and Roger Tumbocon, owners of Dayton's Manila Bay Café, enjoy a beverage at Coppei Coffee in Waitsburg, surrounded by the artwork of Martha Mason.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
February 12, 1998
Two Waitsburg High School football standouts who go together like fall and football have been selected to play in the A-B All State Football game June 20 in Yakima. Former Cardinal runningback Ryan Leid, who rushed for 1,104 yards (avg. 6.1 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns, and former lineman Randy Hinchliffe, a 6-2, 240-pounder who reliably opened big holes for Leid to run through, were selected by a group of coaches to play in the game. Chris Pearson was selected as an alternate. An anchor to Waitsburg's offensive and defensive lines, Hinchliffe had 13 tackles in which the ball carrier was thrown for a loss, and three sacks during the 1997 campaign. "Both of them worked real hard and are very deserving of the honor," said Jim Sharkey, head coach of the Waitsburg football team. "It's an honor not only for those three but also for the program, teammates, and really, the whole community."
Fifty Years Ago
February 8, 1973
Mrs. Brower to celebrate 100th birthday February 21st. Mrs. Patsy Jane (Bosley) Brower was born Feb. 21, 1873, on the Blessinger place east of Dayton in Johnson Hollow. Her father, George Boldman Bosley, was born in Clay Co., Illinois where he served in the Civil War as a blacksmith and was discharged due to injuries sustained while on duty. He married Martha Angeline Able. They came to Washington, which at the time was called Columbia County or Washington Territory. He was engaged in freighting from Wallula to Lewiston in the gold rush days. When Patsy was only four weeks old the family moved to Pataha Flat. There they lived in a log cabin where her father had taken up a pre-emption claim. When she was four they once more moved. Their permanent home was made at Columbia Center, located in Garfield County about ten miles south of Pomeroy towards Peola, it boasted a Post Office, hotel, flour mill, store, saloon and meat market. It was then vying for the honor of being county seat of the combined Garfield-Columbia County area.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
February 13, 1948
Freddie Rankin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rankin was awarded the Eagle rank at the Boy Scout Court of Honor Tuesday evening.
A small plane was grounded last Saturday west of town because of poor flying conditions. Passengers were enroute home to Lewiston from Richland.
"PTA Cornerstones" is the title of the special feature playlet given for Founder's Day program. The cast included Vivian Jones, Elizabeth Dye, Charlotte Danielson, Vivione Donley, Aletha Shaffer and Naomi Patton.
One Hundred Years Ago
February 16, 1923
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Lloyd returned home Wednesday from several days trip to Spokane. They drove up in their car but the heavy snow put a stop to motoring and they had to leave the car up there.
One of our pioneer townsmen, J. M. Chew subtracted several years from his life-span this week. That is, in appearance at least. He has sacrificed his flowing moustache after a period of forty years.
Chester Pulliam had the misfortune to fall while running at play while at school and broke his arm the second time this winter.
One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago
February 11, 1898
The Waitsburg Bowling Alley, J. E. Houtchens, manager, is a popular place to spend an hour in the evening. They charge but 5 cents for the regulation game.
A very pleasant mask party was given at the country residence of J. C. Wright on last Friday night. About 40 maskers were present.
John Loundagin arrived home from Hannibal, Mo. On Wednesday afternoon, after an absence of three years. His many friends are glad to see him back.