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Ten Years Ago

May 16, 2013

"My granddad settled in the area in 1898 and we still farm some of that original land," said lifelong resident, Jack McCaw. Area roots run deep for Jack and his wife Lauretta, parade marshals for this weekend's 100th Anniversary Waitsburg Celebration Days. Jack was born to Jay and Katherine McCaw in March of 1927, on a farm three miles from Prescott. Lauretta, whose parents farmed near Dusty, was born to Martha and Jake Stueckle, in June of 1930. Her family moved to the Prescott-Clyde area in 1936. The couple attended school together in Prescott, but didn't date until later. "My parents never would have let me date him. I would have said 'no' even if he'd asked," said Lauretta. "He was a senior and I was a freshman."

Twenty-Five Years Ago

May 21, 1998

[Photo Caption] Newly crowned Days of Real Sport Queen Sarah Stanley presented 1998 Parade Marshal Bettie Chase with her official jacket at coronation ceremonies last Friday evening.

Fifty Years Ago

May 17, 1973

The seventy-eighth commencement of Waitsburg High School will see thirty students receiving their diplomas. The girls out-number the boys, seventeen to thirteen. Commencement will be held Friday night, June 1st, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Miss Linda Lybecker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lybecker, and Rob Danforth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Danforth, have earned the honors of highest honor speaker for the commencement of the 1973 class of Waitsburg High School. Craig Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Miller was chosen by the class; and Guy McCaw was picked by the teaching class, to round out the speakers for the graduation event.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

May 21, 1948

Attendants to Queen Barbara Cockburn for the Days of Real Sport are Barbara Klundt, Doris Wardrip, Louise Smiley and Molly Kellogg.

Wally LaMay, Kenneth Bickelhaupt and Norman Anderson made a flying trip over nearby towns on Tuesday, dropping handbills advertising the Days of Real Sport.

E. "Chuck" Mardis of Walla Walla was awarded the general construction contract on the Waitsburg Elementary School building, his bid being $155,456.

One Hundred Years Ago

May 25, 1923

Fred Rice and Joe Mitchell have purchased the A. C. Spofford barber shop and will take possession the first of the month.

The W.S.C. scholarship was awarded to Miss Eva Gibson and the Willamette scholarship went to Miss Lois Dixon of this year's graduating class.

Glen Conover has a 2-year-old Rhode Island red hen out on the ranch that is surely a hard-working chicken. Every other day, regularly, does this hen produce one of these big double-yolk eggs.

John Segraves and family have moved to their mountain farm after spending the winter at their home on Second Street.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

May 27, 1898

The public school in Huntsville closes with a picnic and literary entertainment Friday of this week. The exercises will be at Shiloh Campground.

W. G. Preston has purchased a yearling colt – a fast one, and intends to have the swiftest horse in the country. He will purchase an improved pneumatic racing cart in a few days.

W. J. Duncan and Howard Sarge returned the latter part of last week form Snake River where they assisted in the shearing of a large number of sheep.


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