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October 5, 2023

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Ten Years Ago

October 3, 2013

[Photo Caption] Jack McCaw, Lowell Richter, Bob Budig and Fred Gritman (seated) pose at the World War II Memorial in D.C. (as part of the Inland Northwest Honor Flight program).

Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 8, 1998

The experiences, friends made, and the small-town charm encountered as a seasonal employee of the Green Giant cannery during the summers of 1958-1960 made an indelible impression on young Phil Edwards of Silver City, North Carolina. So much so that Edwards, now an attorney in his hometown of Silver City, doesn't go a month without thinking about Waitsburg. "I loved Waitsburg," Edwards said. "This is the second time I've been back, the first being about 10 years ago." Waitsburg hasn't changed a whole lot, Edwards observed. "The countryside is just as beautiful as it was years ago." Edwards and his wife Becky were visitors of Mary Liebermann Phillips about a week ago.

Fifty Years Ago

October 4, 1973

Former Waitsburg residents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Teal will be observing their fiftieth wedding anniversary Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Lincoln Heights Garden Apartments Recreation Center, in Spokane. Hosing the affair will be their daughters and sons-in-law, Mike and Joyce Saxon of Waitsburg, and John and LaVonne Edwards of Spokane. Also assisting will be their three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The couple were both raised in the Endicott area where Mr. Teal's father, Frank Teal, still resides. They were married in Colfax.

Odako Club met Thursday night, Oct. 27, at the home of Mrs. Jim Archer with Mrs. Turk Ely assisting the hostess. Mrs. Joe Abbey, retiring president, reported on the pillow sale at the Pioneer Fall Festival, part of the proceeds being donated to the Historical Society towards payment of the yard sign. Installation of the 1973-74 officers was held with Mrs. Ellsworth Conover, president; Mrs. Gus Lybecker, vice president; Mrs. Allen Polumsky, secretary; Mrs. Carl Nordheim, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Ben Bloor, treasurer; and Mrs. Delbert Mock, historian.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

October 8, 1948

Apple harvest in this vicinity began last week is expected to reach maximum capacity this weekend. Ralph Danielson has 35 people employed as pickers, packers and sorters.

Cecil Verhaag brought in an elk last week during the special elk hunt. His party included Dale Rodgers and Bruce Rice.

Jack Roberts and Fred Rankin were received into the Order of the Arrow at the annual ordeal ceremony at Camp Wallowa. Bill Zuger was initiated at a previous ceremony.

One Hundred Years Ago

October 12, 1923

Mrs. D. P. Bailey entertained members of the Oloha Club at a 1 o'clock luncheon Wednesday. Covers were laid for twelve. Out of town guests were Mrs. Elmer Hill and Mrs. W. G. Shuhame of Walla Walla.

Mrs. Opal Mack is supplying in the Waitsburg Mercantile during the absence of miss Rose Slater, who is visiting her brother.

Transportation for the football team to Clarkston last week, was provided through the kindness of Messrs. W. B. Shaffer, Cuttings, Wheeler and Zuger.

One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago

October 14, 1898

H. J. Woodworth and J. T. Wickersham have returned from their trip in the Nez Perce country. They report everything on the boom in that section.

Born – near our city, Thursday, October 13, 1898, to C. A. Hales and wife, a son.

The only startling thing that has happened in Dayton for many years, occurred Thursday morning. The Hunt train came in on time. It was noticed at this place. A few of our citizens who are superstitious, thought there would surely be a terrible calamity happen soon.


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