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Ten Years Ago

March 7, 2013

[Photo Caption] Brad Grende and Abby Schrader of Adrian North Dakota announce the birth of their baby boy Jace Scott Grende, born February 20th, 2013, 9lbs .5 oz at 12:23 a.m. Grandparents are Erica and Stacey Grende of Waitsburg WA, and Donna and Scott Schrader of Adrian ND. Great Grandparents are Karen and Jerry Tonne of Prescott WA, Rae and Gene Walker of Dayton WA, and Bobbi and Ted Grende of Lakeside MT. Great Great Grandparents are Marge and Ivan Thompson of Starbuck WA.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

March 12, 1998

After succumbing to a case of the first-day jitters, the Waitsburg Cardinals rebounded to handedly dispatch their opponents in the remaining three games to bring home a fifth-place trophy from the State B Basketball tournament in Spokane. The Cards finished the 1997-98 campaign with a 21-7 record. In their first state tournament game against St. George’s of Spokane last Wednesday, Waitsburg scrambled back from a 16-point deficit, closed the difference to three points, but fell short 54-46. Waitsburg eliminated the Cedar Park Christian Eagles of Bothell in the second round, cruising easily to a 62-48 win Thursday. On Friday, Waitsburg wholloped the Shoreline Christian Crusaders 63-46, eliminating that Puget Sound-area team from the tournament and ensuring some hardware for the trophy case.

Fifty Years Ago

March 8, 1973

Sandy Pearson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Pearson, has been selected to reign as Queen of the 1973 celebration of the Days of Real Sport. This vivacious brown-haired, blue-eyed young lady , has been active for four years in 4-H work, serving this year as president of the Saddles and Spurs 4-H Club. Her school activities include chorus, band, tennis, FHA, Pep Club, girls’ trio and the all-high play. She played the piano for the recent school variety show and “Whing Ding Thing.” Sandy is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the honor roll of Waitsburg High School. She is active in community and church affairs and sings in the Presbyterian choir. Sandy will be crowned at ceremonies held during the Days of Real Sport Coronation Ball which is set for Saturday evening, March 31. The 1973 Days of Real Sport marks the 60th anniversary of the celebration in Waitsburg.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

March 12, 1948

School election caused little excitement in Huntsville Saturday. Mrs. Cora Groom, retiring director, was re-elected. Only nine votes were cast.

Gordon Neal and V. L. Stevens of Dayton have purchased Miller’s Garage and will take over the business on March 15.

Fourteen head of racehorses are now stabled at the Waitsburg race grounds in preparation for the spring race meets in the Blue Mountain Circuit.

One Hundred Years Ago

March 16, 1923

The city council has been petitioned to place on the ballots at our annual city election, the matter of levying a one mill tax for the maintenance of a public library in Waitsburg.

Miss Lola Danielson of this place and Mr. Charles M. Walch of Prescott were married at the Danielson home, Fourth Street, Sunday afternoon , March 11 at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. D. S. Kerr officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blevans moved the first of the week to the Ernest Mikkelsen farm in Spring Valley.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

March 11, 1898

Fred Bruce, a young man formerly well known here and a son of James Bruce, was in the city from Pendleton a couple of days this last week.

Willis Ingalls last week received from Missouri three full blooded fox hound pups. They are game looking fellows and will be trained to chase and kill the sneaking coyote.

Robert Loundagin returned on Monday from his extended trip though Southern California. He reports a splendid time.

School began in District No. 41 south of Bolles Junction, this week with Miss Lusinger as teacher.


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