November 16, 2023
Ten Years Ago
November 14, 2013
[Photo Caption] The Waitsburg Historical Society has been applying for grants to help fund the replacement of an unreliable HVAC system in the Wilson-Phillips house. To date, they have received a $1000 grant from the Earl and Lucille Blake Endowment Fund and a grant for $2,875 from the Pacific Power Foundation. Together, the two grants pay for nearly half the cost of a new system which will allow the society to keep the facilities open for board meetings and research. In the photo, taken in the Bettie Chase Memorial Library, Pacific Power Regional Community Manager Bill Clemens (third from left), presents a check to Historical Society board members (l to r) Tom and Anita Baker and Jeff Broom.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
November 19, 1998
After four straight wins, hopes for a state volleyball championship were dashed in a semifinal match against Naselle, the eventual second-place team, sending the Waitsburg Cardinals into the consolation bracket from which they emerged in sixth place after the two-day tournament at EWU and Spokane last Friday and Saturday. After the loss the Cardinals played tenaciously but just couldn't overcome long series of side outs as they struggled to score on their serves. It was the Cards' first appearance in a state volleyball tournament. Waitsburg opened with a win over Darrington 9-15, 15-13, 15-6, played Friday at EWU's special Events Pavilion. Klickitat was Waitsburg's next victim in two sets, 15-12, 15-5. The Cards closed the day with a 15-0, 15-9 win over Morton, the shutout serve by Jane Conover.
Fifty Years Ago
November 15, 1973
Odako Club met with Mrs. Wayne Hinchliffe on Nov. 8 with Mrs. Jim Burres assisting. Mrs. Elsy Conover presided during the business meeting. A Christmas gift for the club's adopted boy will be sent out Christmas week. The annual Christmas party will be held at the Joe Abbey home on Dec. 15. Mrs. Delbert Mock presented her husband who showed slides of their recent Hawaiian vacation. Mrs. O. D. Keeney won the door prize.
Membership renewals in the Waitsburg Historical Society have been received from Mrs. Ellen Dyar, Olympia; Mr. and Mrs. John Wood; Sam Hall; and Betty Abbey Hutchinson, Richmond Beach, Wa.
Seventy-Five Years Ago
November 19, 1948
Floyd S. Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Arnold of Prescott, has been named construction engineer for the Columbia basin project's irrigation division in eastern Washington.
Conservation of electricity between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30 is being asked of all users of power in the Pacific Northwest during the winter weeks immediately ahead.
One Hundred Years Ago
November 23, 1923
Eugene E. Austin of this city recently was awarded first prize – either a Ford touring car or its equivalent in cash – for selling the largest number of scholarships in the Chicago Engineering works, an electrical correspondence school.
Miss Wilma Shaffer, leader of the high school Girl Reserves spoke at the last Progressive Club meeting. A number of dolls which the girls had dressed were shown to the members.
Alex Henry has bought the acreage tract belonging to George Dose just west of the city.
One Hundred Twenty-Five Years Ago
November 25, 1898
Married in this city, Wednesday evening, November 13, 1898, at 5 o'clock at the home of the bride, Marion C. Walker and Miss Lizzie Y. Wisdom. Rev. J. A. Keener performed the ceremony. The Times extends congratulations and wishes for them many more happy Thanksgivings.
Minnick Bros. brought a carload of hogs to town Monday which were sold to Mitchell and Brockman who shipped them to Ritzville. Hogs in this section are commanding a good price.